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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7


05 Sep 2010   #81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ascor,

thats the way the program works it *Has* to do that right now

ask Thaimin for more info though


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05 Sep 2010   #82

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thaimin,

i was purusing around your site

andi seen you have an app for unblocking files

i seen something yesterday whilei was looking for something simualr for my windows 7 Image





go to group policy editor, User Config, Admin Templates, Win Componets, Atach Manager,

Do Not Perserve Zone Information, Set To Enabled



i used this same method and IT DOES WORK

you can use group policy to not block files at all

hope it helps
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05 Sep 2010   #83

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (Intel P4), in english, too.

Alpha 6b now says: Sucessfully updated animation and enabled test signing,
but its the same like before, Windows 7 just loads vista boot screen instead.

I also tried this group policy setting bout it didnt help.
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05 Sep 2010   #84

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

does anyone know how to modify the installation ui?

not like the icoons but like the actual sliding bars and all of the awesome stuff thats not images?

how do i do that

i think i need to find a team!

dont worry i have been juggling about 6 or seven projects since i revived the last thread
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05 Sep 2010   #85

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

I'm getting a little closer. It successfully signs everything changes text and animation and sets test signing but I still get sent to the recovery on restart.
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05 Sep 2010   #86

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

2 things:
[just made changes on bootres.dll and testsign...]

One of the problems (on my pc) could have been that the certificate was in the wrong folder (i think), in my reg it was unter Third-party root..... instead of Trusted Root ....
So i moved it and tried once again with the original bootres.dll.
Since the cert is in this folder im always getting TIMESTAMP CREATION ERRORS (with the gui).

So i searched and found and tried sign_pe (signer.exe) and any PFX certificate (also installed in trusted root..):

# The following certificate was selected:
# Issued to: Joakim
# Issued by: Joakims Certificate Authority
# Expires: 01.01.2040 01:59:59
# SHA1 hash: 4DFBEB8EF11658CBF6CF7F98F08267DAF265A339
#
#Done Adding Additional Store#
#Attempting to sign: bootres.dll
#Successfully signed and timestamped: bootres.dll
#
#Number of files successfully Signed: 1


If i try to boot with this dll now, Windows 7 LOADS the new screen, but in the last moment before the animation loads/begins it swiches back to the vista loading bar.
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05 Sep 2010   #87

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

Ascor: I found the reason it says test-signing failed even though it worked (it was another localization issue, but I fixed it, next time I update it shouldn't have the failure message). The "Testmode" message is because test-signing is enabled. It is supposed to help but doesn't seem to for x86_64...

marcusj0015 #1: Instead of using the hack that joakim found for removing the testsigning message I would prefer to find a method that doesn't use testsigning at all... esp since testsigning doesn't seem to help for x86_64...

marcusj0015 #2: I do automatically install the certificate. The backups are my creation. I make them every time you run the program (and if I detect an error I automatically restore it). WinRE knows nothing about the backups I make.

marcusj0015 #3: That utility was mainly because I found out about alternative streams in a single file and wanted to see if I could manipulate them, turns out I can! Thanks for the group policy tip, I am doing it right now.

Everyone: The unblocking / group policy thing has NOTHING to do with the boot animation, it was a side topic

M46935 #1: Did you install it manually? On my computers it always goes to the "Trusted Root Certificate Authority". Instead of moving it, trying deleting it and letting the program re-install it. Please tell me if it continues to go to the third-party root. And timestamp creation errors is odd (I noticed the other night that the timestamp service I am using went down for a couple hours (its hosted by verisign.com) so maybe it was just down, although joakim's script using the same service...).

M46935 #2: So it is not working in x86 either... joakim can you verify? And also, can you figure out why my program is different than your method (like look at the resulting files for differences)?




So, here are my ideas:
  1. For now let's focus on bootres / animation. It is not replaced by WinRE, we just need to figure out how to make it recognized by winload.exe
  2. Looking at the original bootres (and winload), their certificates have an additional "Enhanced Key Usage" that includes "Windows System Component Verification". It seems that could be a critical item.
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05 Sep 2010   #88

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the Group Policy is for unblocking files taht you download

not for bootres

sorry

Thaimin,

that does sound critical.

how do you add that to the bootres and winload?

i will verify later im busy right now
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06 Sep 2010   #89

ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
And timestamp creation errors is odd (I noticed the other night that the timestamp service I am using went down for a couple hours (its hosted by verisign.com) so maybe it was just down, although joakim's script using the same service...).
I don't think timestamping is critical. It is still signed although not timestamped..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
M46935 #2: So it is not working in x86 either... joakim can you verify? And also, can you figure out why my program is different than your method (like look at the resulting files for differences)?
When I get the time (hopefully tonight), I will look deeply into it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
  1. Looking at the original bootres (and winload), their certificates have an additional "Enhanced Key Usage" that includes "Windows System Component Verification". It seems that could be a critical item.
Good catch. I must have missed that one. Will check.

Joakim
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06 Sep 2010   #90

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

I have checked "Windows System Component Verification". I have made it so my program applies that attribute to the signed files (not uploaded yet, but soon). And it doesn't help...
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