Most of us know that Microsoft loves using "Betta fish" images in testing versions of Windows OS. They have used Betta fish image in Windows 7 Beta build wallpaper and boot screen of Windows 8 Consumer Preview version.
Now its turn of the latest Windows 8.1 Preview version. Similar to previous Windows versions, Windows 8.1 Preview also comes with a new Boot Screen which also features Microsoft's favorite "Betta fish". Its quite similar to Windows 8 boot screen because it shows same circle animation but the main Windows 8 logo has been replaced by Betta fish. Microsoft will change this Betta fish boot screen in final version of Windows 8.1.
If you like this new boot screen and if you are using Windows XP or Windows 7, this topic will please you.
Today in this article we are going to share Windows 8.1 Preview look-like boot screens for Windows XP and Windows 7. Windows XP version of boot screen has been created by our friend "PeterRollar" @ DA and Windows 7 version of boot screen has been created by myself.
So without wasting time let's share the boot screens:
Windows 8.1 Preview Boot Screen for Windows XP:
Windows XP users can download the boot screen using following link:
After downloading the RAR file, extract it using 7-Zip or WinRAR and you'll get a folder containing "Windows8.1 Blue.tbs" file which contains boot screen resources. You can apply this boot screen using "Tuneup Utilities".
After applying the boot screen restart your system and enjoy Windows 8.1 Preview boot screen in Windows XP.
Windows 8.1 Preview Boot Screen for Windows 7:
If you are using Windows 7, you can download the boot screen using following link:
Again extract the downloaded ZIP file using 7-Zip and you'll get a folder containing "Windows 8.1 Preview Boot Screen.bs7" file which contains boot screen resources. To apply this boot screen, you'll need a freeware "Windows 7 Boot Updater" which can be downloaded using following link:
Run the program and click on "File -> Load boot skin..." option. It'll open browse dialog box, select the .bs7 file and click on "Apply" button.
Restart your system and get ready to enjoy new Windows 8.1 Preview boot screen in Windows 7.
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