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Metro Bootscreen for Windows 7

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By Ritwyk   |   
Published: August 22, 2011
IMPORTANT: Use of the bootscreen requires software which modifies system files. Please read the documentation here carefully before proceeding.

If you have Windows 7 and a widescreen display, you've probably noticed that the boot animation gets stretched to fit the screen. This one fixes that, and more. Please note that the image shown above is only a static screenshot; the actual bootscreen is fully animated.

+ correct aspect ratio for 16:9 and 16:10 displays
+ richer colours than original Windows 7 animation
+ Metro-style text

Instructions:
- Download the RAR file on this page, and extract metro_WxH_en.bs7. Choose WxH according to your monitor's aspect ratio.
- Download Windows 7 Boot Updater and run it.
- Click on File > Load boot skin, and select the extracted bs7 file.
- Click Apply.

Updated on 2015-01-23
Download now includes skins for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 monitors. Use the appropriate skin file. Refer to the included chart if necessary.

Original Windows 7 boot animation © Microsoft Corporation
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boxwithahat's avatar
Thank you so much. I wish other people would be like you and make animations for 16:10 aspect ratios.
catskatematch's avatar
Hey man, idk if you're still supporting this theme but... would you do a Spanish translation?

Starting Windows = Iniciando Windows
Resuming Windows = Reanudando Windows

Thanks in advance and have a nice day ^^
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Spanish version, 16:9, in lowercase and sentence case.
Channel-2012's avatar
It's a no-go. I just get a "failed to update text and background" error when trying to apply any of these. Other animations seem to work fine.
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Update: I did some recon, and the issue appears to be caused (according to the author of the Win7BootUpdater program) by interference with a new Windows Update that prohibits the changing of the background image for bootup. This means that the aspect ratio-corrected text has to be removed for the time being in order to get it to stick. Hopefully a fix is found shortly.
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It has indeed been fixed in the latest update. Please download the new version from Jeff's website; the link is unchanged.
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Hi!! If it's not too late, please, ¿Can you made a Spanish version from this? (Or at least a 16:9 version in spanish if there's no problem with it)

Pretty beautiful and useful!
StefanTheUser's avatar
it would be very nice if you could translate this in german. in german it means
Starting Windows= Windows wird gestartet
Resuming Windows= Windows wird fortgesetzt
sry for my en
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German in 16:9 here.
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lonitaespectraStudent Artisan Crafter
kaliza acniu
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lonitaespectraStudent Artisan Crafter
inicio
CosmoMattia75Vista's avatar
Awesome, is beautiful! :-)
You can make the boot screen versions in other languages?
For example, in Italian:
Starting Windows = Avvio di Windows
Resuming Windows = Ripresa dell'esecuzione di Windows
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Thanks! Widescreen Italian version, as per your translation, is uploaded here.
CosmoMattia75Vista's avatar
It came really nice! Thank you very much!!! :-D :D (Big Grin)  
24dipto24's avatar
you are just awesome man I always feel irritated by that stretched logo in my widescreen. Now it looks perfect :)
FunkyMonkeyART's avatar
really good i love it because i installed a window 8 transformation pack for my windows 7 and i was stuck with the crappy WINDOWS 8 CONSUMER PREVIEW

starting windows
you rock man
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Thanks, man! Much appreciated!
souder14's avatar
whats the font you used
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It's Segoe WP.
KirstenJacob's avatar
This is absolutely spectacular!
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Thanks a lot, man!
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Nice, but people use more 16/10 ( 1920x1200 or 1680x1050) that 16/9!! ;)
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