How to Enable New Boot Screen Animation on Windows 11?

The default boot screen display contains the animated circle of dots during Windows 11 boot or starts. Also, a few Windows users know that Windows 11 comes with an alternate vibrant boot screen. It is known as Progressive ring animation.

You see doted boot when you start your computer by default. And progressive ring animation remains hidden. Microsoft has added this new secret boot screen animation in an older Windows 11 (build 22449). Later stable builds of Windows 11.

Hint above, by default, the new boot animation remains disabled. You see the classic circle of dots animation on Windows 11 boot screen. However, if you need, you can tweak the Registry to activate and enable the new progressive ring animation on Windows 11 boot screen.

At the start, the progressive ring animation was proposed for Windows 10, but due to some reason plan was dropped. It is still hidden on Windows 11, but you can enable it using a registry tweak if you need it.

How to Enable New Progressive Ring Boot Animation in Windows 11?

To enable and use the new progressive ring boot animation in Windows 11, use the following:-

Step 1. Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Windows Registry:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control

Step 3. Then, right-click the Control folder and select New > Key.

Step 4. After that, rename the newly created key as BootControl.

Step 5. Next, right-click on the BootConrol folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Now, rename the newly created REG_DWORD as BootProgressAnimation.

Step 7. Then, double-click the BootProgressAnimation and set its Value data to 1 to enable the advanced ring animation.

Quick note: If you want to see dotted animation in the boot screen, set Value data to 0.

Step 8. Press, OK button.

Step 9. Finally, restart your computer to see the progressive ring animation on the boot screen.

That’s it for the article.

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