The bootscreen of Windows 7 can be easily customised thanks to a software called Windows 7 Boot Updater whose tutorial is here.
Please note: this software modifies Windows system files. Experts only! We would not be held responsible in case of problems!
Download Windows 7 Boot Updater
Start by downloading Windows 7 Boot Updater for free. No need to install it, it is a portable application that works with all editions of Windows 7, 32/64 bits.
Creating your custom boot screen
Note that the software is translated “approximately in French”. The tab Start-up is in reality Resumed session and Make a donation corresponds to Start-up, etc...
Edit the different fields as you like and visualise the result in the right side. You can do your own animation but you will have to create 105 images of 200×200 pixels located in the same folder and named 001 to 105. The animation is read at 15 images/seconds, 4 “normal” seconds + 3 seconds looped until the end of the boot.
As soon as you are satisfied with the result click on Background to update the boot files.
To test the result, restart your PC.
Restore the original boot file
The software makes a backup of the original files with each modification. In case of boot failure, run the recovery console (F8 at boot) and enter these lines (provided that C is your system partition, otherwise change the letter accordingly):
ren “winload~1.exe” winload.exe
A great tool to customise the entire Windows 7 startup! Cool, right?