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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

16 Nov 2010   #331
eyeland

7 ultimate x64 OEM / UbuntuStudio 10 - x64
 
 

nice work, I am itching to make my own animation..
I do however rely very heavily on my laptop for work and I am not prone to open any additional security holes.. Am I correct in assuming that this tweak is still to "dangerous" to use on a work-machine?
edit: Furthermore, I use GRUB to handle dualboot Win7 on primary, ubuntu on logical partition, can this have any undesired effects in conjucktion with this tweak?


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16 Nov 2010   #332
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

If bootmgr is chainloaded makes no difference about these tweaks. The actual tweak (modded animation) will by definition in terms of Windows 7 have some drawbacks like loosened security.

So if this is something that could get you into trouble I would advise against exploration with the stuff posted here.

What I've done so far, is hacking on a virtual test machine running in vmware. For me it has only been about getting a hack to work, without considering other side effects like security.

Therefore I can not in any way guarantee for the safety of your system if trying out this stuff. Enough said about that.

Joakim
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16 Nov 2010   #333
win7expert

Windows 7 x64 & x86, Linux usw.
 
 

Of course its a security hole... But i think its only if you enable testsigning...

On the current work of thaimin, the programm don't enable testsigning. They disable the checking of the signature inside the bootloader. This isn't a large security hole because we can create a security patch to disable the access to bootmgr.

But this is not stable on the moment... I think... Its only a preview...
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16 Nov 2010   #334
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

I think it's a good thing to point out the security issues that comes with these hacks, although I'm no security expert. If my patches are applied then all bootrelated files must be protected as well, not just bootmgr. It is easy to add your own code to any of these executables (like I showed earlier with winload.exe and the text colour above the animation). Imagine how much nasty code you could possibly put in there if you had the knowledge. Especially the kernel must the protected, but they're important all of them.

Haven't heard from thaimin in a long time. Hope he's doing fine.

Joakim
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17 Nov 2010   #335
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thaimin is very busy! He might have time to work in a couple of days, give him until after Thankgiving. John
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17 Nov 2010   #336
win7expert

Windows 7 x64 & x86, Linux usw.
 
 

Now I have uploaded my custom animation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYYDe...eature=related

Download it here: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

Its splitted to 105 Bitmaps, because I don't know how to make an activity.bmp

Password is

Quote:
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17 Nov 2010   #337
eyeland

7 ultimate x64 OEM / UbuntuStudio 10 - x64
 
 

Okay, thanks for the reply
I will await further development and hope for a solution that is safe or one that includes a guide on how to make it so
Keep up the good work!
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17 Nov 2010   #338
win7expert

Windows 7 x64 & x86, Linux usw.
 
 

Quote:
I will await further development and hope for a solution that is safe or one that includes a guide on how to make it so
Its not very difficult to change the Bootscreen with Thaimins application.

Only extract the zip file and choose the folder of the animation.

But don't forget that changes on the boot-text don't work...!!!
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17 Nov 2010   #339
eyeland

7 ultimate x64 OEM / UbuntuStudio 10 - x64
 
 

By "a guide to make is so" I meant a guide on how to secure the bootfiles after using "text-signing".
Or did I misunderstand something?
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17 Nov 2010   #340
djpatch

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7expert View Post
Now I have uploaded my custom animation:

YouTube - change Windows 7 boot Animation( to change read the description on right)

Download it here: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

Its splitted to 105 Bitmaps, because I don't know how to make an activity.bmp
what is the password ?
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