Possibilities in Windows 8
In Windows 7 it was only possible to hide the whole Boot Experience (bootux). Now Microsoft has given some more option for a more flexible Branding. unfortunately this time the they also didn’t build in an option for a custom Bootlogo. Extracted from the Embedded Environment here are some tweaks for the Boot Experience.
- Disable Windows Bootlogo
- Disable Loading Circle
- Disable Messages (“Updating Registry – XX%”)
Numbers matching the script
To manage this settings in an easy and flexible way, I wrote a little script.
If you run the script you can choose what you may want to hide or to show. I also added two other options. Disable all visual settings with just one hit (like the bootux value, but as separated objects) and ‘Allow Bootmenu’ which can users prevent access to the advanced boot options.
There are certainly more options which would be worth to mention that were added to the
bootmgr, like “HIGHESTMODE” but I haven’t tested them yet well.