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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

19 Feb 2011   #581

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

and what did you do to get the Windows 7 DVD Boot Animation working NightHawk507?

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19 Feb 2011   #582


marcusj0015 i didnt get a dvd animation yet maybe when a better version comes out i will but right now i just use the cmd line to add it when it is installed with the use of winrar
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19 Feb 2011   #583

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

how do you use winrar, to install a custom boot screen?

i don't get what your saying
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20 Feb 2011   #584


i rar the boot skin and the Win7BootUpdaterCmd.exe and in cometlines i have it say
;The comment below contains SFX script commands
Setup=Win7BootUpdaterCmd boot.bs7
and in autounattend i have it run
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20 Feb 2011   #585

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

oh, ok i thought you extracted PREPATCHED Files.
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21 Feb 2011   #586

Windows 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joakim View Post
Link to thaimin's application is in the first post (now both at the start and end of it).

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21 Feb 2011   #587

Windows 7 Pro x64

It gave me a missing file error. :/
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21 Feb 2011   #588

Windows 7 Pro 64 / 7 Pro 64 / 7 Home Prem 64

You need to install Visual C 2010 libraries. There is a link on the page under "Prerequisites".
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21 Feb 2011   #589


I see in your Todo list "Work with Windows 7 Embedded". I still have no time for testing, but cannot see any reason why 7 Embedded shouldn't work. It is still Windows 7, just componetized. As a matter in fact, I usually run 7 Embedded in VMware for all my W*7* testing. And the early tests of mine with your program was in fact performed on 32-bit 7 Embedded system (rtm).
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21 Feb 2011   #590

Windows 7 Pro 64 / 7 Pro 64 / 7 Home Prem 64

That should be removed. It was actually tested recently and worked without incident. Someone reported the problem to me, but it was probably the same issues that 50% of non-embedded people were running into.

On the other hand, I have been working on many little things:
  • Sharing service:
    • I have made a Flash app that can show the preview of a BS7 file (the BS7 file must be slightly modified due to Flash's refusal to load images > 2880x2880, but that modification can be done by a server-side PHP script I have already made). The Flash app has many playback features.
  • Localization:
    • I have made the entire core (where most error and progress messages are made) localized, next is the GUI. If anyone would like to contribute a translation, please tell me! The 10 most popular non-English languages for my website are:
      • German (6518)
      • Russian (6446)
      • Portuguese (3952)
      • Spanish (3940)
      • Italian (2781)
      • French (2185)
      • Chinese (1029)
      • Polish (927)
      • Dutch (894)
      • Hungarian (770)
      Compare the numbers to English at 30377 visitors since mid-September.
  • Installer:
    • I have also been putting some thought into this, although no concrete progress yet
  • Integration with install.wim/boot.wim:
    • Once again, thought but no concrete progress
  • NTOSKRNL changes:
    • These allow you to change position, size, number of frames, and loop back frame of animation
    • However changing NTOSKRNL is much more 'risky'. However, I had the idea that some fancy stuff could be done to patch it in-memory from winload.exe
      • I have done something similar with my expstart program which patches Explorer.exe in memory and doesn't invalidate the Microsoft certificate.
      • This case is definitely more complicated, but it is just an idea
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