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12 Apr 2011   #731

Windows 7 64 Bit

Hi thaimin

Sorry please make update i cant no animation monthly microsoft update new files version 6.1.7601.17514 !!!

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13 Apr 2011   #732

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

that version number is SP1, it's not a recently released update, its the latest Service Pack, which should be supported, when was the last time you installed Windows 7?

how many programs have you installed?

if you installed windows 7 along time ago (3 months+) adn if you install alot of stuff, it's time to reinstall
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13 Apr 2011   #733

Windows 7 64 Bit

Soory its working fine !!!

Yesterday come 16 updates from Microsoft and reboot PC (I have Win 64 SP1) then original boot animation !!! I have repair winload.exe in the original and have new installed new animation working nice THANKS FOR ALL !!!
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13 Apr 2011   #734

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

One of the updates yesterday (KB2506014) did change winload.exe and winresume.exe for 64-bit versions. The new file version is 6.1.7601.17556.

You shouldn't restore the files! You are basically undoing part of the Windows Update, and other files were changed as well, so they could possibly no longer work together. The thing is to re-apply. Re-applying will be easier with the new version which can work on unmodified and modified files alike.

I will have to see if the new file is needs an update to my patching definitions. It possibly may, since the update is supposed to correct "an issue in driver signing enforcement" which is what my program utilizes a little bit.

References: - General information about the update - Slightly more technical document
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13 Apr 2011   #735

Windows 7 64 Bit

Thank you for info this is it i have the old version 6.1.7601.17514 over 6.1.7601.17556 copyed and working fine no problems !!!
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16 Apr 2011   #736

Windows 7 Ultimate
Will this work?

Will this work if I apply the update then use bootupdater ? John
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16 Apr 2011   #737

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

For the Microsoft Update, for now the safest method is to just not install KB2506014 for now. I have not found the new patch definitions for them yet.

If you have already done the Windows update without restoring the backups first, this is a "pickle of a situation". You need manually restore the bootmgr backup file. Otherwise even my future version won't be able to work with it.

My next version will be able to modify files that have been modified BY IT. It adds extra information about reverting the file. It however CANNOT modify files that have been modified with the current or previous versions.

The next version is coming soon! All I have left is to find the new patch definitions for KB2506014 and to test everything. The new version has a very cool system for working with already-modified files, along with numerous other fixes (especially for the installer) and a couple of new languages.
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16 Apr 2011   #738

Dual Boot 7600 RTM x64


KB2506014 - This patch fixes a problem where you would receive the error message “Error Code FFFFFFFE” when installing Windows updates. 1.8MB - 3.2MB

The second advisory, KB 2506014, hardens Windows against kernel-mode rootkits. This specifically breaks the hiding mechanism used by the current Alureon/TDL4 rootkit family. It is an update available on WU and WSUS, pushed out automatically to customers who have opt-in to Automatic Updates.

Still looking for a better definition, but check this out

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18 Apr 2011   #739

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Big time noobie here so I will just put it out. I am using the win 7 x64 Ultimate edition. I want to change my boot but scared I will screw something up. I am not in test mode or using what they call a virtual machine. Is there a set of instruction,,,,,,,,Boot changing for dummies. Thanks
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18 Apr 2011   #740

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

@thaimin and joakim
A bit off-topic, but this could be quite interesting how things might change in Windows 8... Bootmgr from leaked build 7850 is significantly more "fat", stub was changed and apparently uncompressed bootmgr.exe is no longer limited to 512 KBytes, besides other innovations, in addition to already existed screen resolution modes of 1024x768 and 800x600 it now supports 1024x600 for boot menu's and dialogs, and there're some reports that in this build default win7 bootscreen animation works on displays that have lower max resolution than 1024x768... Same about winload.exe... Being x86 build, it supports efi boot...
BTW, Thaimin, win7 x64 also can use efi boot, so your tool may eventually need to modify winload.efi, winresume.efi and idk what file is used instead of bootmgr in efi boot scenario...there seem to be a few...
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