Visual Studio 2010 Splash Screen

15 Apr 2010 09:57

The Visual Studio 2010 splash screen is stored in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\vs000223.dat. It’s a hidden file. It’s a PNG file.

It’s generated by the installer; if you remove it and run Visual Studio, you’ll get a default splash screen, without the registered owner information. You can recreate it by following the instructions here.

The registered owner information is in 8pt Segoe UI

Note to self: Immediately after installing Windows 7, double-check the registered owner information before installing anything else. The Windows registered owner information is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, in the RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization values. It’s also in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, and the two keys don’t appear to be mirrored, unlike HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.