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Windows 7: Windows 7 Boot Animation

19 Jan 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Windows 7 Boot Animation

Where is the boot animation stored in windows 7 so i can edit the animation and resize the image, so it isnt stretched on my boot (since i have a widescreen monitor)

All i need to know is where its stored.


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22 Jan 2010   #2
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

bump........
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22 Jan 2010   #3
TemperingPick

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Don't think you can.

Windows 7 boot animation customization will not be supported

EDIT

You can change it but it must be 640 x 480 pixels and 16 colors

http://www.blogsdna.com/5932/change-...mp-changer.htm
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23 Jan 2010   #4
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

i know for a fact you can edit the .avi file that the animation is stored as. But where is is stored?
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23 Jan 2010   #5
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
i know for a fact you can edit the .avi file that the animation is stored as. But where is is stored?
Have you looked here
c:\windows\system32\bootres.dll

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It is a bitmap File. The file is extracted by locating the c:\windows\system\bootres.dll file and opening it an application capable of opening executables as recourses. Once it is open, you must export the Data type resource with the ID of 1. The data contained in this will be binary and data starts with MSWIM. Export it to bootres_0001.wim I saved my on e:\. It will be 2,208,148 bytes in size. This is an Windows Imaging Format file you need ImageX to open the archive.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/li... for more info, Google It.
When you get ImageX right click on the .inf folder, left click install. Next you must create a directory to places mounted images. I chose c:\mount below is the command line you need to mount the image. imagex /MOUNT e:\bootres_0001.wim 1 c:\mount\
After that you can change the directory to c:\mount\ and copy out the file activity.bmp it will be 12,600,054 bytes in size and have a resolution of 200x21000.
This is your logo, a 24 bit BITMAP, uncompressed. So to answer you question no its not an AVI, I created the image by writing a program to cycle through the image displaying one Frame at a time. Basically I just copied from the source image and incremented the Y value every time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m1OeK7ZJIs
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24 Jan 2010   #6
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Ok i extracted the .bmp. I mounted it using /mountrw.

So once i edited it, the onyl difference is the picture is 56.2% thinner, and i filled the sides with black again.

Once i replaced the activity.bmp and used /commit when i unmounted, i put it back in the .dll with restorator 2007, and when i booted, it had the vista bootscreen.
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21 May 2010   #7
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
The XML file enclosed

Dear Sirs:

there are two files in the bootres_0001.wim, an activity.bmp file and a xml. What do I put into the XML file, to reference the activity file? What do I use to create 200x21000 at 24bits bitmap? Isn't activity a png file? John
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19 Feb 2011   #8
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you use Thaimin's app and quit bitchin.
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26 Feb 2011   #9
xxrazor

Dual Boot 7600 RTM x64
 
 

While @marcusj0015 is correct you should check out the below link

How to change boot animation in Windows 7

cheers.
xxrazor
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27 Feb 2011   #10
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Has Thaimin abandon all notion of repositioning the animation? John
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