Now Windows XP users can also enjoy a similar boot screen. Our friend and AskVG's DA group member "PeterRollar" has created Windows 8 look-like boot screen for Windows XP users.
Please note that the boot screen which you'll get in Windows XP with the help of this article will not have animation.
This boot screen pack comes with 2 screens actually. The 1st screen is the boot screen which you'll get in XP and the 2nd screen is shown between boot screen and login screen. Generally you see a black background which will be replaced by 2nd screen if you use following steps:
First download boot screen pack using following link:
To use the 2nd screen, copy "startup.bmp" file present in "Windows8Startup" folder to "C:\Windows" folder and run "activate.reg" file. It'll set the 2nd screen before login screen.