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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

03 May 2011   #771

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

And it is published. I have decided to make this Beta 1 since it seems to be fairly stable. I added no new features, just fixes and improvements. See the website for more information.

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04 May 2011   #772

Win 7

Great thaimin. I will test it immediately.
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04 May 2011   #773

Windows 7 64 Bit

Hello thaimin

Thanks for in #754 and for the new BETA version i have tested perfect you are the best !!!
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05 May 2011   #774

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
thank you

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06 May 2011   #775

windows 7 Ultimate x32

nice work... sir... am gonna try this again... rework my old abstergo boot logo
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10 May 2011   #776

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

@all - Thanks!

@AlexYM and @joakim
I have been doing some snooping in ntoskrnl.exe with the animation stuff. I may be able to explain some problems that joakim was having. Note: all things are currently looked at in ntoskrnl.exe x86 RTM (v6.1.7600.16385)

The number of frames is hard-coded in a few other places within ResFwpGetProgressIndicatorAnimation:
PAGEBGFX:00748CFD   cmp     [ebp+index], 69h ; check if index is less than 105
PAGEBGFX:00748D01   jb      short loc_748CE4 ; if so, load another frame
PAGEBGFX:00748D03   jmp     short loc_748D2A ; otherwise we are done
PAGEBGFX:00748D07   push    69h ; total number of frames to unload
PAGEBGFX:00748D13   pop     edi ; save to edi
PAGEBGFX:00748D27   dec     edi ; decrement number of frames remaining
PAGEBGFX:00748D28   jnz     short loc_748D14 ; loop if more frames remaining
Also, I think it is possible to change width and height independently. Original code:

00748C97  B8 [C8 00 00 00]          mov  eax, 0C8h                 ; width/height
00748C9C  8D 7E [0C]                lea  edi, [esi+0Ch]
00748C9F  C7 06 [01 00 00 00]       mov  dword ptr [esi], 1
00748CA5  C7 46 [04] [9C 01 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+4], 19Ch   ; X
00748CAC  C7 46 [08] [1C 01 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+8], 11Ch   ; Y
00748CB3  89 46 [10]                mov  [esi+10h], eax            ; height
00748CB6  89 07                     mov  [edi], eax                ; width
00748CB8  C7 46 [18] [0F 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+18h], 0Fh  ; framerate
00748CBF  C7 46 [1C] [69 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+1Ch], 69h  ; total frames
00748CC6  C7 46 [24] [3C 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+24h], 3Ch  ; loop frame
New Code:
00748C97  8D 7E [0C]                lea  edi, [esi+0Ch]
00748C9A  C7 06 [01 00 00 00]       mov  dword ptr [esi], 1
00748CA0  C7 46 [04] [9C 01 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+4], 19Ch   ; X
00748CA7  C7 46 [08] [1C 01 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+8], 11Ch   ; Y
00748CAE  C7 46 [08] [C8 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+10h], C8h  ; height
00748CB5  C7 07 [C8 00 00 00]       mov  dword ptr [edi], C8h      ; width
00748CBB  C7 46 [18] [0F 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+18h], 0Fh  ; framerate
00748CC2  C7 46 [1C] [69 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+1Ch], 69h  ; total frames
00748CC9  C7 46 [24] [3C 00 00 00]  mov  dword ptr [esi+24h], 3Ch  ; loop frame
Only issue here is that the new code is 3 bytes longer. I am sure some solution could be developed though.
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11 May 2011   #777


I am not 100% sure but I believe I've tried similar mods without luck. Meaning unsuccessful in regards to resizing of animation. I got several different stop messages. The code chunks look familiar though.. Did you manage to successfully boot with a resize?
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15 May 2011   #778

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit


Can you upload the file to your bootres.dll, but it has to be certified, will integrate Windows 7 cd
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16 May 2011   #779


Sorry, but you need to carefully read the first post. Then come back here and report in detail what you have done and what happened. Then you may get some help and pointers for your next attempt.
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17 May 2011   #780

Windows 7 Ultimate

Has anyone managed to change the animation in pre-install? I have tried almost all the methods without any success.
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