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Windows 7: SP1 & customizations

30 Apr 2011   #11

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

What is the difference b'tween this hidden Admin Account & one we personally create when 1st installing 7? I didn't even know about the hidden Admin Account.

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01 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
I changed my desktop's start button and then upgraded to SP1. Now Every time I start my desktop, it pops up 9 or 10 errors saying bitmap not found on a black screen, then loads the startbutton I had changed it to.
Just reload your start button again using whatever program you used to change it in the first place.Looks like its lost the location of the bitmap images thats all.

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01 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

It changed all my customizations, deleted all my restore points and killed my Wmp 12.
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02 May 2011   #14
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
... Mark Phelps, do you have a list of just which Resource System Files can no longer be changed after SP1?
Sorry for the delayed response ...

It was basically the aero.msstyles files in Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero

I had made a backup of the original and replaced it with a file from a theme.

When I did the SP1 update, it overwrote that file (to be expected) with a newer "default" version. However, try as I could (even unhiding the real Administrator account), I was unable to take ownership of the new default file.

So, I had to resort to booting from a Linux liveCD and making the changes that way.

I know I had done it in Win7 before because the old copy of the default file was still in the directory with the original date/time stamp.
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06 Jul 2011   #15

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

Just found out that MS has yet again screwed customers who like to customize our comfusers!

I finally did a complete wipe of my HD then reinstalled 7 Pro 64Bit & all updates including SP1. As I was customizing it (deleting fonts, cursors, media sounds, themes, etc.) I have found out that I can no longer edit/replace a few files:

Change Logon Startup Sound: (Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7)
Change Logon Welcome Text: (Welcome Log On Text Message - Change)
Change Orb's Balloon ToolTip: (HOWTO: Remove Or Change The Start Button Balloon Tip)

I have followed all tutorials multiple times & I either get an error/it simple will not work. I do believe this is due to SP1. I did find a way around the Logon Sound error though, I just put the sound I want to use into my c:\Windows\Media folder & named it: Windows Startup.

I can (& did) get rid of the BRANDING on the logon screen & changed the Orb & Logon Wallpaper w/o problems. But I wish MS would let us customers do w/what we want to the OS that WE paid for!
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06 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

CJW, Microsoft does not have to support you when you change system files. It was spelled out clear as day when you made these changes that updates will change the files you altered, without question, without permission, without your knowledge. That is the risk you took of your own free will. Nor is Microsoft stopping you from doing what you want (other then distribute of course) with the OS you paid for. Be aware you do not own it you own a license to it.

And please stop with the "M$" BS, it does nothing but make you sound like a hypocrite child. Microsoft is a business not a charity. The act of having a business is to make money. Nothing more nothing less. If you cannot understand that fact then I'm sorry.
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15 Jul 2011   #17

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

I was finally able to change the Welcome text & Shutting down... text as well as the Orb's Balloon ToolTip. Sound is no longer working as wanted, reverted to default. Perhaps SP1 just needed a few days to 'settle in'.

Next is to try changing the Boot Animation. But since I don't know how to create the animation I want, I may just use a .jpg file.
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