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Customizing the Windows Shutdown Screen



If you're tired of looking at the same Windows shutdown splash screens every time you                         turn off your PC, relief is not only possible, but painless and even fun.


The secrets lie within two files located in your Windows directory. One is called logow.sys and tells you when Windows is shutting down. The other is called logos.sys and tells you when it is "safe to turn of your computer." Make backup copies of both files before proceeding.


Double click on logow.sys and you will be prompted to choose which program you want to use to open the file. Use Microsoft Paintbrush or any other photo editing software. If you're a Windows user, you will definitely recognize the graphic as the mundane shutdown screen.


From here you can edit the image or change it to anything you want. Make sure to save using the same filename. The same steps will work with logos.sys.


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