Not to necropost but this issue remains with the latest updates and everything, still in frikken 2010! My netbook runs 7/OSX/UNR10.04 and Windows 7 is the only one whos splash screen acts funny, well Ubuntu's does but Linux isn't exactly what I'd say is reliable when it comes to booting on various hardware. From everything I gathered, different boot files or resolutions lower than 1024x768 (netbooks 1024x600 or less, usually) boot using Vista's splash and not the Windows 7 one. If there is a fix, how would one go about applying it and if there isn't one, why not? Sure, it's just a splash screen but so many people have been, "you're running Vista on a netbook" and I must explain to them... plus it would be nice to feel pure Windows 7 and not just Vista w/ some makeup.