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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

21 Apr 2011   #751

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

New idea. Try this:
  1. Remove KB2506014, see
  2. Run Windows 7 Boot Updater
  3. Choose "Options" > "Restore Backups". Repeat until it says nothing is restored.
  4. Install KB2506014

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22 Apr 2011   #752

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Unable to uninstall update

All I want is normal boot image now! I'm not concerned with the custom image I just want the default one with the dots meeting together to create the windows logo. Not the stupid vista basic. Is there any other way, without reinstalling???
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22 Apr 2011   #753

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thaimin, why don't you just compress the app and the animation? into a 7z self extracting archive? it takes up 2.17 megabytes and it includes everything

just a suggestion
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22 Apr 2011   #754

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

I don't mean to sound like I am an asshole, but it's not going to happen...
  1. Most people don't want to just tweak the Windows flag, they start from scratch
  2. The program does not require you to use the 'activity.bmp' format, you can use 105 200x200px images - this is explained under "How To Use" on that page
  3. A very short distance below the Windows 7 Boot Updater download there are two zip file downloads with examples
  4. Right now the program is super-simple: it requires no extra unzipping, no extracting, no installing
  5. And the bandwidth issues - this program is downloaded 200-500 times a day from my site, and I have a cheapish server...
One thing that I may consider is an option in the program that extracts the image from your current bootres.dll. But so many people don't look in any of the menus.

@sexus / EliteHacker
Interesting. I can uninstall it just fine... Maybe because your files were modified initially it no longer wants to revert to them.

Another thing to try:
  1. Save the new files some where (winload.exe and winresume.exe in Windows\System32)
    (if you have already run a restore backups, then download them here:
  2. In Windows 7 Boot Updater, run Restore Backups until it says it didn't restore any files.
  3. Copy the saved winload.exe and winresume.exe back to Windows\System32
I hope this works. For now wait till I publish the new version (hopefully this weekend) before re-applying any boot skins.
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22 Apr 2011   #755

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah i wasnt trying to be an asshole either, i think the extract animation in the file menu would be a decent compromise

Is there anything u need help with? U seem kinda stressed

Is it a bandwidth issue?

You should try out uploading your app to skydrive and hotlinking to it

Sky drive is free with a free hotmail account
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22 Apr 2011   #756

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

I am a bit stressed, but it isn't anything you can really help with. My work is getting busy again, and my sister has needed my help redesigning her website...

I have been trying to get the next version out (it has been nearly complete for a couple weeks). All that is left is my testing. I completed my first round of testing (the files when modified look like I expect). I need to complete the second round (actually using the modified files in a VM).

Along with that, I am tired of people having the same problem and not reading answers I have posted or not looking in menus...
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22 Apr 2011   #757

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


Thank you so much for your help worked like a charm!
Now have a semi-good-looking startup!
Cheers Mate
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24 Apr 2011   #758

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
.bs7 converter

Is there a simple way to convert an image into .bs7 so anyone could use Win7BootUpdater.exe.
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24 Apr 2011   #759

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

Thanks for the link to the DeviantArt website. Thanks for all your continuous help!


Use the Win7BootUpdater program to create a BS7 file. If you want the image to be the animation, select "Static Image" for the Animation type and it should allow you to select the file you want. If you want it to be the background, change the method to "Complete" and then "Select Background Image". After you are done designing the bootskin, make sure to do "File" > "Save boot skin as..."
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25 Apr 2011   #760

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I did so

What I need to know before PRESSING the APPLY button ( I already have my OS crashed with this yesterday) = I was lucky to recover ; but I don't give up

- So I made a file with this Static animation ( red Dragon) and the Background as you see

1) Is that correct ?

2) How to recover ?

last time I was very lucky to found a way to boot in safe mod ( pressing keybuttons) >>>> go to System32 and change the winload.exe for the old one ; after Reboot launch Win7BootUpdater.exe and restore Backups.

The Recovering tip that is given upon the site didn't work with my OS ; I just couldn' t a DOS window at boot time

my OS
Windows 7 64 bits Premium ( Dell Alienware)

Thanks for any Tips
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