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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7


24 Feb 2011   #601

Seven
 
 

Cheers thaimin, I will continue to trial and error it. Let me know if ya want me to send some screenshots, etc. also could you point me in the right direction of which mui contains install billboard text(ie. windows is copying blah. I can't remember which file it was..argh..been to long..

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25 Feb 2011   #602

Dual Boot 7600 RTM x64
 
 

@thaimin
I am pretty sure that shaunp and i are working on the same thing
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@shaunp
Howdy, I was just hoping someone could give some advice, I'm trying to replace the Boot ani. and boot text. This is is fine using the Winupdate7 tools. So I have successfully replaced the winload.exe, winload.xxx.mui etc on the Windows 7 DVD and this works fine.

Iam trying to replace the winload(s) bootres.dll etc in the Wim's so that upon first boot (after first reboot) will display the Modded Boot Ani(pic). So far i have discovered that replaceing all of the winload.exe, .mui, bootres.dll etc all works fine until first(just after completing first stage of setup) reboot then displays the Old "Windows could not verify digital certificate crap", "error 00000xf <- not right".

Now i gather this is because of the the patched or modded bootmgr. So i have also tried to replace this with the patched version(in the install.wim) all goes well in the install until first reboot complains about can't prepare drive.

So is there anyway to get around replacing the files in the install.wim (and Boot.wim) and get this to work. Or should i run a script to run the Winupdate7cmd. I would very much prefer to not have to install VC libs and .net 4.
But i did notice that in your reply below,
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@shaunp
I am working on this problem. You have given some very detailed information and it will hopefully help me. I plan to have these integrated into the boot.wim / install.wim eventually for my own purposes.
That you made mention
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integrated into the boot.wim / install.wim eventually for my own purposes
Are you going to share this once completed or will it be commercial use only?

cheers
xxrazor
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25 Feb 2011   #603

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

@xxrazor
I will share it, however it hasn't been the top of my list so I haven't worked on it yet.

@shaunp
Sorry, I haven't modified the text ever, so I don't know.
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25 Feb 2011   #604

Dual Boot 7600 RTM x64
 
 

@thaimin
Thats cool, so you know there are many modded OS's with sp1 on there way, adding Boot Animation to this would be a great addition.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaunp View Post
Cheers thaimin, I will continue to trial and error it. Let me know if ya want me to send some screenshots, etc. also could you point me in the right direction of which mui contains install billboard text(ie. windows is copying blah. I can't remember which file it was..argh..been to long..
@shaunp ,the info you are looking for can be found HERE and much more on Modding your OS.

cheers
xxrazor
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26 Feb 2011   #605

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Software TIP

I have found a little tool for Vertical BMP AniTuner 2.0.0 ---> AniTuner - Animated Cursor Software: Create, Convert ANI Cursors

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28 Feb 2011   #606

ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
NTOSKRNL changes:
    • 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
Actually, something similar came to my mind too some time ago. My thought was to borrow code from a bootkit, and modify the ntfs bootsector (like the $Boot metafile) and thus no need to modify bootmgr and winload.exe on disk (at least the stuff concerning security). Now, I never got any further than installing the stoned bootkit (v2) in a vm and debugged it once a couple of months ago using BOCHS. It probably will remain as nothing but yet another interesting thought (as often). At least for me.
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28 Feb 2011   #607

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It didn't work when I :

(1) Copyied the files that boot updater uses to a partition and a directory in that partition. ie K:\bootfile.
(2) Then I used bootupdater on those files with my animation. Which it created backup files.
(3) used gimagex to mount the install.wim file, and replaced (by copying) the files that bootupdater created (which are the files that non backup files).
(4)then i unmounted install.wim with read/write and commit changes checked.
(5) then I create an iso with vlite ( because I used it originally to copy the windows 7 setup files.
(6) tested it with VMWare and got the picture I have enclosed.

Where did I go wrong?

Where should I have copyied the bootmgr file? Is this in the install.wim file?

John


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01 Mar 2011   #608

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

how did you guys get this to work?
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01 Mar 2011   #609

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@RBCC, get what to work?

Thaimin's boot updater?

download the app for your archeticture, if you have x86 download x86 if x64 download x64

then right click the app and click properties > click unblock > click Apply.

right click the boot updater and click Run As Admin.

then do what you want.
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02 Mar 2011   #610

windows 7 x64 ultimate sp1
 
 

helpppp!!!got a problem i updated to sp1 lately as of a couple days and noticed after a reboot my beutiful custom boot is gone!!!!...now i tried the new alpha 10 and it sez something about not being able to change the security of my bootmgr.exe ....huh?...-,-'...helpppp!!!!!!


btw im on x64 and yes i installed the framework 4 and the libraries too and yes i downloaded the x64 version and havent had any probs with it before the sp1 ....-,-'..
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