[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Fix For Windows 8 Logo Not Centered On Boot Up – Recently, after upgrading the video driver software for my video card, I noticed that when I booted my computer (which is a Windows 8 based system), the Windows 8 logo (and visual animated indicator) was not centered on the screen. There appeared to be nothing else on the PC that was affected.
Windows 8 Boot Logo Off Center
Being the anal PC geek that I am, I had to find the fix for this. What I discovered there was limited accurate information available. As a result I had to resort to my geek instincts, which in the past, has gotten me into trouble (but, that is how you learn).
Based on my geek instincts, here is what I did to fix the issue (for a Windows 8 box):
I booted to the Windows 8 desktop (as I normally would do). At the desktop, I right mouse click and selected screen resolution from the menu. At the Screen Resolution Window, I selected the Resolution Drop Down Menu and selected the lowest resolution possible. In my case the lowest resolution possible was 1024 x 768. I click on OK first to get a visual of things. Once I got a visual that at that 1024 x 768 resolution was indeed off center and that I had a way out; I clicked on Apply. After I clicked on Apply my screen was now set at 1024 x 768 and my screen was off center. Beware, at that resolution, things will look bigger and weird with a grainy look. To bring things back to center, I used the Auto Adjust Feature (button) on my monitor and voila’ I was back on center. I then right mouse clicked in the middle of the desktop, selected screen resolution from the menu. At the Screen Resolution Window, I selected the Resolution Drop Down Menu and selected the recommended resolution of 1920 x 1080. I then clicked on OK, then Apply and my screen resolution was back to normal.
Now the real test… I re-booted and my Windows 8 logo (and visual animated indicator) was back where it should be in the middle of the screen. I can now sleep better : )
Windows 8 Logo Back On Center
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