Microsoft Surface Pro Custom Boot Screen.

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  1. Jerry

    Jerry New Member

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    Hello!

    Here is the thing I want to do. I want to change the boot screen (where it writes "Surface" and where the loading circle is) of my tablet to a custom image. So far I havent found anything useful.
    So far I tried:
    - extract bootres.dll, but the BMP pictures that I extracted weren't correct. There were only 6 same, only diffrent sized pictures of pink, blue and yellow fish,
    - Boot UI Tuner, without luck.

    I was looking everywhere on the internet for any information, but without success.

    Maybe you guys can help me?

    Thank you for answer. :)
     
  2. Igor

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    I think you're looking in the wrong place. That "Surface" logo is in the bios/firmware.
     
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    Jerry my friend, you have too much time on your hands :)
     
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    Not possible without serious work. I would forget it. Your more likely to break your Surface.
     
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    Thank you for your answers, but I still want to make this work, my boss wants that and I am ready to do serious work. Today I looked in the update of bios (Microsoft Download Center) and opened .rom file with MMtool (image below).
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    I managed to extract the OEM logo, but it wasn't the 'Surface' logo. It was ASUS logo, weird...

    Am I looking now for solution in the right way? Which is the right module in the .rom file where I could find this image or caption of 'Surface'. Can you guys help me solve this problem?

    Thank you very much in advance. :)
     
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    Have you tried looking in the surface section on the XDA DEVELOPER forums. They might have info on this.
     
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    Wrong bios. That must be for the OLD Microsoft Surface, what is now known as the "PixelSense" I believe. If you look at the "Date Published" in your link it says "11/16/2009" which is obviously way too early for the Surface Pro.

    Try this:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=38826
     
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    Are these drivers anything different from what I've already got from just running normal updates?
     
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    Didn't even know xda had a Surface Section. Will have to check it out.
     
  10. Igor

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    I don't think so.

    They're just convenient/necessary for enterprise deployment.

    You can also use them if you want to install a clean copy of Windows 8 on your SP, not using the recovery image.
     
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    you are not missing much
     
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    Yeah, I lurked there for a while and left :D
     

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