New Style Setup Billboards Text

This section will cover the text displayed on the screen. It will deal with changing the text, changing it's font and size, or removing it completely.

Read the Reference page on compressed files, and save the extracted WINNTBBU.DLL file to a temp directory. Always use the same file version as that of your Windows version. Don't use a SP1 file for a SP2 OS basically.

For the majority of this page, I'll be referencing the following image. I'll use it mainly to detail what I'm talking about and will be referencing it by COLOR.

Unattended XPCD


Changing the Text | Changing the Font | Changing the Size | Previewing the Change


» Changing the Text

Let's start changing that there text shall we?


Below you will find a links to the resource numbers grouped by OS. The following links will indicate the resource numbers to change the portions in the above image that are RED and YELLOW.

Windows XP Professional | Windows XP Home | Windows 2003 Server


The following table indicates the resource numbers for the areas in the image above that are GREEN.

Resource # Description
23 "Collecting Information" Bullet Text
24 "Dynamic Update " Bullet Text
25 "Preparing Installation " Bullet Text
63 "Finalizing Installation " Bullet Text
64 "Collecting Information" Bullet Text


Now let's change the PURPLE area's text. The strings themselves are found in syssetup.dll and winnt32u.dll. Go back to the compressed files page and use the expand segment on these two files. The process for editing these two files, is EXACTLY the same as above with the exceptiong that the | are not required , so I won't be repeating it. I'll just be giving you the string numbers to edit.

syssetup.dll
Resource # Description
1179
1180
Changes the "Setup will Complete..." Text . This file is used by Setup during CDBOOT
winnt32u.dll
Resource # Description
1064
1065
Changes the "Setup will Complete..." Text. This file is used by Setup during Windows



» Changing the Font


The below resource numbers are color coded to represent their purpose according to the image at the TOP of the page.

Resource # Description
4 Changes the font on the left side of the screen. The GREEN area.
5 Changes the font on the top of the screen. The RED area.
19 Changes the font of the main portion of the screen. The YELLOW area.



» Changing the TextSize


The below resource numbers are color coded to represent their purpose according to the image at the TOP of the page.

Resource # Description
2
3
This effects the font size of the text on the left side.
10
14
This effects the font size of the text on the top, or title area.
12
16
This effects the font size of the text in the main area.



» Previewing the Change

You have three options to preview your Background change. Two of which involve using the Windows Setup routine.

Submitted by Alanoll.
Last updated 2005-12-21 21:09:02 by Alanoll