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3/21/2003

New version 3.9.0 is out. A must update:

<>   Full support for zip files. After downloading a screen (the zip file), just put it in any subfolder under the base folder. Program will handle it as a normal folder. All things work like usual.

<>   No need for Intel JPEG library any more. Program uses GDI+ from Microsoft. So, faster thumbnails preview and support for jpg/gif/tiff/png/bmp formats (even for save images).

 

 

10/2/2002

New version 3.8.4 is out. A must update:

<>     A new powerfull feature/function that can locate the palette's and progress bar's positions even for unknown/unsupported kernel versions. Until now the program had build in support for kernel versions

       5.1.2600.0, 5.1.2600.31, 5.1.2600.1106 (SP1) and

for DUAL CPU systems versions

       5.1.2600.0 and 5.1.2600.31

Now the progarm can locate all the infos for any file version automatically (on fly) with out any need to update the program.

A relative option at dialog Options.

<>     Now, before set a new boot screen, program will compare the version numbers of the new boot screen with the original ntoskrnl.exe file located to system32 folder. If found that versions are different (or the one is for dual cpu systems while the other not), will show a warning message.

[That way (I think) that BSOD are limited to almost 0%]

 

 

9/24/2002

New version 3.8.3 is out

 

9/16/2002

Random screens now support SP1 at version 3.8.2.

[In the previous update, I forgot to update the random screens to support SP1]

--- Sorry for any truble ---

 

9/13/2002

A small bug (Error 13 - Type mismatch) is now corrected

 

9/12/2002

Support for kernel version 5.1.2600.1106 (SP1)


IF YOU WANT TO USE THE OLD BOOT SCREENS WITH SP1 do this
Go to dialog Options - 'Boot Screens' tab. There as 'Method to use for new boot screens' select 'Bitmaps' and there select the 'Use the existing bitmaps in folder'. Also, check the 'Reset kernel every 3 times, before updating bitmaps'.

Hit the 'Reset kernel' button and after hit the Ok button.

Now, you are ready to use the boot screens with SP1


To install SP1 do this

1.1 Reset kernel to original (menu Boot – Reset Boot Screen to Original)

       or

1.2 Boot with the “Original” OS

2.   Reboot

3.   Install SP1

 

9/11/2002

WinXP SP1 

Program is NOT compatible with SP1 yet. Probably Friday will be ready an update. Until then…

Go to dialog Options – ‘Boot screens’ tab. Hit the ‘Reset kernel’ button. There as 'Method to use for new boot screens' select 'Bitmaps' and select the 'Use the existing bitmaps in folder'. Also, check the 'Reset kernel every 3 times, before updating bitmaps'. Hit the Ok button.

Now program will not update the palette either the position of progress bar (new kernel has different places to store these positions). So, you will get an ugly picture (if the image doesn’t have the default palette) and the progress bar will be always at the same position.

 

 

 


After v. 3.7.7 program loads very fast thumbnails images (when using INTEL JPEG Library), about 5 times faster than before. Be sure to check it out.