Enable Windows 10X Boot Logo Animation in Windows 10

You can now enable the Windows 10X boot logo animation in Windows 10, in regular desktop versions. The boot animation in Windows 10X looks different from what we have these days in desktop OS editions. It features a WinUI 3 spinning circle instead of Win8-like style circles.

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Windows 10X is Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS. It supposed to be a lightweight, minimalist edition of Windows. It does not have everything that the full-featured Windows 10 has. The project already has an interesting history. It started as an operating system for dual screen portable Windows devices, but eventually got support for lower-end single screen devices.

Windows 10X is notable for its streamlined design and containerized apps. Visually, a number of things are updated, from its icons, to animations to even the Start menu, taskbar and Action Center.

New Start Menu

These changes in Windows 10X are coming to Desktop with the Sun Valley project, the new user interface that should hit consumer devices in the second half of 2021 with the major 21H2 release.

One of the Windows 10X novelties is a new boot logo animation with a WinUI 3 spinning circle instead of Win8-like style circles.

Here's how to enable it in desktop editions of Windows 10. You must be running Windows 10 build 19587 or greater.

To Enable Windows 10X Boot Logo Animation in Windows 10

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Control. See how to go to a Registry key with one click.Open The Control Key In Registry
  3. Create here a new subkey, BootControl.Create The BootControl Key In Registry
  4. In the right side of BootControl, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value BootProgressAnimation. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.Create The BootProgressAnimation 32 Bit DWORD
  5. Set its value to 1.Enable Windows 10X Boot Logo In Windows 10
  6. Restart Windows 10.

The new boot logo animation is now enabled.

You can restore the default logo by removing the BootProgressAnimation value from the Registry. After you restart Windows 10, it will use the default boot logo.

Again, you need to be running Windows 10 build 19587 or above to successfully enable the new boot logo.

Tip: To save you time, you can use Winaero Tweaker and its Boot and Logon > Windows 10X Boot Animation option. It is available starting in Winaero Tweaker 0.19.1.

Tweaker 0.19.1 Windows 10X boot animation option
Tweaker 0.19.1 Windows 10X boot animation option

Download Winaero Tweaker | Download Mirror

Alternatively, you can

Download ready-to-use Registry files

To save your time, I've prepared ready-to-use Registry files. You can download the ZIP archive from here:

Download Registry Files

It contains the following files:

  • Enable Windows 10X boot logo.reg - enables the new logo with a WinUI 3 spinner.
  • Disable Windows 10X boot logo.reg - use it to undo the change.

Double click on the *.reg file to add values from it to the Registry, and confirm the UAC prompt.

 

That's it.

Via NTDEV and Sigma

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

9 thoughts on “Enable Windows 10X Boot Logo Animation in Windows 10”

  1. How do they even call it animated? Except the circle nothing moves. Worst than the current one. M$ just boasts about anything and everything without actual purpose or functionality.

    1. effettivamente la cosa e’ molto triste ,ringrazio comunque lo sviluppatore di winaereotweeker per la segnalazione
      In English: actually it is very sad, anyway I thank the winaereotweeker developer for the report

  2. I have the latest version of WinAero tweaker with the latest build of Windows 10 but I don’t see the option to enable the Windows 10X boot animation. Do I need to use an Insider build?

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