Download Windows 8 and Windows 10 Boot Screen for Windows 7

UPDATE: Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 come with same boot screen as Windows 8.

We all know that whenever a new public testing build of Windows 8 was released by Microsoft, it came with a new boot screen. Windows 8 Consumer Preview came with Microsoft's favorite "Betta fish" boot screen. When Microsoft released "Release Preview" version of Windows 8, it came with a different boot screen.

Now Windows 8 RTM has been released which comes with a new boot screen in which new Windows 8 logo is shown along with the same circle animation as shown in following image:

If you are using Windows 7 and want to have a look-like boot screen in Windows 7, this topic will help you.

Today in this topic, we are going to share Windows 8 RTM look-like boot screen for Windows 7 users. Interested people can follow these simple steps to enjoy this new boot screen:

1. First download the boot screen using following link:

Download Windows 8 RTM Boot Screen for Windows 7

PS: You'll find the download link in the right-side section of the above mentioned page.

2. Once downloaded, extract the ZIP file using 7-Zip, WinRAR or any other archive utility.

3. You'll get Windows-8-RTM-Boot-Screen.bs7 file which contains the actual boot screen.

To apply this boot screen, you'll need a freeware "Windows 7 Boot Updater". You can download it using following link:

Download Windows 7 Boot Updater

4. After downloading the free tool, run the downloaded EXE file. Its a portable program so you won't need to install it.

5. Once you run the program, click on "File -> Load boot skin..." option. It'll open browse dialog box, select the Windows-8-RTM-Boot-Screen.bs7 file which you downloaded in step 1.

6. That's it. Click on "Apply" button and it'll apply the boot screen.

7. Restart your system and get ready to enjoy new Windows 8 RTM boot screen in Windows 7.

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  • Hi! Anybody can help me??

    My Windows Se7en 32-bit SP1 cannot use this boot animation,,
    Also another animation with bitmap image too, nothing useable,,

    Thank you in advanced,, ^_^

  • this works with windows7 sp1 x64 pro????

  • I can't run the Win7 boot updater...
    i clicked on the program, a blue circle appeared for a few seconds and nothing happened :)
    i wonder if this has anything to do with .net framework...
    (win7 x64 sp1)

  • VG

    ^^ No idea. It works fine here in Windows 7 64-bit SP1.


  • hello, I'm using win7 x64 SP1 but I got an error like this image

    any idea how to get this bootscreen work??

  • VG

    ^^ I have also faced this error message and I think its related to Windows 8 boot loader. Do you also have Windows 8 installed in your system?

  • hey, will it work if my screen is 1024x600? cause i still got the vista's bootscreen and when i tried to use the Windows 7 Boot Updater and applied the original bootscreen, i got an error while booting and i have to insert the dvd just to get to the system recovery.

  • @VG, I've just reinstalled from win8 release preview to win7 x64 sp1, then I try this win7 boot updater but it didn't work..I don't know about the win8 boot loader problem..

  • VG

    ^^ Did you format the C: partition before installing Windows 7?

    I think no.

  • @VG yes I format the C: partition before this wrong??

  • yeah. it didn't work, i've tried it a while ago. do you know any solutions? thanks!

  • VG

    ^^ No. It only works when your screen resolution is equal or more than 1024x768.

    No. Its absolutely fine. I have seen many such cases and I hope the developer will fix the issue in next version of Windows 7 Boot Updater.

  • Do you know if one can give Windows 7 the Windows Vista boot screen?

  • VG

    ^^ Try following command in Command Prompt:

    bcdedit /set bootux basic

  • how can i uninstall windows 8 RTM Boot Screen for Windows 7

  • VG

    ^^ Apply default boot screen using the same software.

  • cannot apply boot screen in win7 x64. it reports "There wad uncaught exception while updating the file. system.accessViolation: Attempted to read or write protected memory.....

  • I can't use it my brother. When I use it, My system won't boot-up. Thank god I created the restore point earlier and I restored my system to that position and the problem disappered but how I use it???

  • VG

    ^^ Thats strange and sad to hear but I cant help much. It might be happening due to file version mismatch or corrupt boot loader files.

  • I can't start the boot updater! It gave me two errors. Any suggestions?

  • VG

    ^^ According to developer of Win 7 Boot Updater:

    If you have your boot setup to use EFI instead of the class BIOS / PCAT you will get an error when you start the program. You will not be able to use this program until I release an update with EFI support.

  • Where's the download button in "downloadwindows 8 rtm boot screen for windows 7

  • VG

    ^^ At top in right-side section of the download page.

  • Hey this is one of the best article in this world...well can your create something That may help me to Change the look of my Taskbar!

  • VG

    ^^ There are many things you can do. You can try 3rd party themes to change Taskbar look.

    You can also use various software to customize Taskbar appearance.

  • I got an error after I applied the boot screen . Restarted and got BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

  • use particle screen to use this :v


    note: its in spanish :D

  • I get the message which says that text in winload.exe failed of something in a recent Windows Update changed something.

  • Will this work on ANY Windows 7 version irrespective of desktop resolution?

  • Took long to update boot

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