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Metro Bootscreen for Windows 7 by Ritwyk Metro Bootscreen for Windows 7 by Ritwyk
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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:iconboxwithahat:
boxwithahat Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Thank you so much. I wish other people would be like you and make animations for 16:10 aspect ratios.
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:iconcatskatematch:
catskatematch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Spanish version, 16:9, in lowercase and sentence case.
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:iconcatskatematch:
catskatematch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchannel-2012:
Channel-2012 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
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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:iconchannel-2012:
Channel-2012 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
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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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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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:iconmrojas6996:
mrojas6996 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
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!
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:iconstefantheuser:
StefanTheUser Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
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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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
German in 16:9 here.
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:iconlonitaespectra:
lonitaespectra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
kaliza acniu
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:iconlonitaespectra:
lonitaespectra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
inicio
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:iconcosmomattia75vista:
CosmoMattia75Vista Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
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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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! Widescreen Italian version, as per your translation, is uploaded here.
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:iconcosmomattia75vista:
CosmoMattia75Vista Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
It came really nice! Thank you very much!!! :-D :D (Big Grin)  
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:icon24dipto24:
24dipto24 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
you are just awesome man I always feel irritated by that stretched logo in my widescreen. Now it looks perfect :)
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:iconfunkymonkeyart:
FunkyMonkeyART Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
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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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, man! Much appreciated!
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:icongamergeorge002:
gamergeorge002 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
nice
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:iconsouder14:
souder14 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
whats the font you used
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's Segoe WP.
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:iconkirstenjacob:
KirstenJacob Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
This is absolutely spectacular!
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot, man!
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:icondafmat71:
dafmat71 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice, but people use more 16/10 ( 1920x1200 or 1680x1050) that 16/9!! ;)
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This may be 3 years too late, but there's a 16:10 version included now.
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
16:10 is fast being phased out and replaced by 16:9, but the real reason there isn't a 16:10 boot in the download is because I don't have such a monitor to test it on.
I'd made one on request, but that apparently bricked the dude's machine. Sorry mate, no more releases without thorough testing!
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:iconrxslore:
RXSlore Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Good job!!
I could edit it and upload it on DeviantArt?
PS: Of course I will give you the credits ... =)
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you're willing to make a genuine, original improvement (not something like just removing the text), go right ahead! And thanks!
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:iconshameeeeem:
Shameeeeem Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
nice! :D
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:iconabcdefghijkl0l:
abcdefghijkL0L Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think you can make one for 16:10 screens too?
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I haven't tested this one, though. Better try it out somewhere safe first.
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:iconabcdefghijkl0l:
abcdefghijkL0L Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeaaaaa that bricked it. Fixed it by using another hard drive with windows on it lol.
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really sorry about that! I'll be more careful next time.
BTW, what's your display resolution?
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:iconabcdefghijkl0l:
abcdefghijkL0L Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, np, I brick my computer all the time, I'm used to fixing it. It's 1920x1200. My setups a dual monitor setup with my main as 1920x1200 and the other as 1920x1080. When it boots, it actually displays the boot screen stuff on both screens, thought it just squishes what's shown on the x1200 vertically to fit the x1080. Dunno if that info matters or not, but just another factor
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
16:10 now fixed. Use without fear of bricking!
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:icond-passion:
D-Passion Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Any chance to port it for 4:3?
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Done! Read the note above for instructions.
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Nice work. Featured - [link]

Looks great. Thanks. :)
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank YOU!
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:iconquaz1957:
Quaz1957 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
rwk - "hey friend !! - i've been preparing a "metro segment" for a write review for creativx.net for a few months now and requesting your permission to include some of your works in the review - it won't be for a few day's as i'll be waiting for everyones "permission requests" to come in - will be an awesome review and your invited to come visit to view and read - the main idea is to showcase brilliant works by contemporary designers and help educate members worldwide about metro - ill also have prepared
the same for "windows 8" - so, would very much appreciate your permission and designers will get full credit for their goods - looking forward to all prospective permissions - many thank's friend !!"

sincerely, max
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I must warn you in advance that this is almost certainly not what the Windows 8 bootscreen is going to look like. I've named it 'Metro' only because of the minimalistic nature and the font, which is the same as the one in Windows Phone 7 and in the Metro interface from Windows 8.

But if you think it will help, go right ahead! All the best for your article!
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:iconantoan11:
Antoan11 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Nice. I insired by you and I made similar boot screens but without text [link] and with white logo [link]
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:iconseahorsepip:
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I've this already only applied just to fix the aspect ratio :D
and those nice improvements are a bonus ^^
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:icondafmat71:
dafmat71 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thomas, you have it for me? i use a 1680x1050 screen!
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:iconseahorsepip:
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't anymore :/
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Glad you liked it!
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:icontchiro:
tchiro Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Cool. I have a 16:9 monitor and I'm in the animation I change the aspect ratio, or more precisely reduce the width by 25% ;)
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:iconritwyk:
Ritwyk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Exactly. Nice work on the dots, by the way. Very cool!
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:icontchiro:
tchiro Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Indeed, very bright
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