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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

24 Nov 2010   #351
Cooperdale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A much bigger animation would be wonderful, but I understand it would be hell to try it.

I have tested my animation on a virtual machine and it works, but it's Windows 7 32bit in test mode. I'm on W7 64bit, I would have to enable test mode too right? There's no way around it.


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24 Nov 2010   #352
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes you will have to enable test signing

UNTIL THAIMIN'S app comes out then it wont be nessacary
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24 Nov 2010   #353
win7expert

Windows 7 x64 & x86, Linux usw.
 
 

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UNTIL THAIMIN'S app comes out then it wont be nessacary
Ohhh... I'm waiting for this moment...

When Thaimins app is finished, the pc-magazines will write an article about and how to changing the Windows Seven boot animation...!!!
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24 Nov 2010   #354
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im sure

and i hope we do get that kind of coverage

i also like recognition
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24 Nov 2010   #355
Cooperdale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't wait too...
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24 Nov 2010   #356
win7expert

Windows 7 x64 & x86, Linux usw.
 
 

Currently, i'm working to design a special application that allows to use 4 GB of Memory in x86 Operating Systems using the Physical Adress Extension (PAE).

Now i've created a Beta to Test it in some VMs and --- IT WORKS !!!

The Application has a backup and debug function. I will share it soon with you... But it will not be OpenSource, I think...!!!

Greetz

win7expert (Codername: MSI_CH)
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24 Nov 2010   #357
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The background I am using for my bootscreen has such a small space that I am afraid the 200X200 graphic would dwarf it. Is it possible to move the animation around the screen? John
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25 Nov 2010   #358
win7expert

Windows 7 x64 & x86, Linux usw.
 
 

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The background I am using for my bootscreen has such a small space that I am afraid the 200X200 graphic would dwarf it. Is it possible to move the animation around the screen?
If I understand you correct, you want to use a fullscreen animation. But on this time this is not possible, because Thaimins current version supports only 200x200 graphics.
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26 Nov 2010   #359
CHeF

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi. Windows 7 Boot Uptader x64.exe says the program has stopped working.Help Me
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26 Nov 2010   #360
thaimin

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

Hi all!

I have been quite busy. The quarter has turned out to be busy, and then just when things start to settle down, it gets even busier! I am thankful for everyone's patience with this. It is Thanksgiving break here in the States and I am using it to catch up on lots of work. My list of things to to do is still quite long however and I am afraid that until mid-December I will not be able to return to this project.

I have not left this project, do not worry. This project is important step on something I have been working on for 5 years (back then it only required modifying the XP bootup which was a piece of cake compared to this, although having an animation is cooler). I am not about to drop this.

I will answer some questions / comments that have come up though:


Animation position / size / length / etc.
Long ago (early in this thread) I discovered that the animation is only loaded in winload.exe but is drawn in ntoskrnl.exe. AlexYM has verified this not too long ago. The main issue here is that ntoskrnl requires modification, which opens a big security hole. Additionally, a larger animation will take more time to load and display, slowing down boot up (the current method should not affect bootup times at all, and at most a couple miliseconds). Another downside is the ntoskrnl is updated much more frequently than either bootmgr or winload (those are still updated, but not that often). For these reasons I do not wish to make this an option at this time, maybe one day in the future. At the moment Patch Guard for Win 7 final is not even solved! (The solutions out there only seem to work for the betas and RCs).

Recognition
Online PC magazines have already published things about it, even when I warned them about all the problems the current version has. This has encouraged me to finish up, if not only to stop the flood of emails from people who don't realize the program has problems or don't read the fixes I have posted on the website.

"Program has Stopped Working" Issue
This is an issue that I have no solution to at the moment. The new version will hopefully not have this issue since it has an entirely different core to the program. I believe it is an issue with certain language versions of Windows (but not English or many others) and the built-in program bcdedit. The new version does not use bcdedit anymore so this issue will hopefully go away.

Changing the Text
Using my current programs you CAN change the text, it just takes a bit of extra work. To change the copyright notice, you must run
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} testsigning on
In an admin command window BEFORE restarting the computer. To change the other text, you must use a resource editor on winload.exe.mui and change the last message entry. Then download my winload.exe signer (there is a link on my webpage) and target the file winload.exe.mui. It will sign it for you and it should work! The MUI file is located in Windows\System32\LOCALE\ where LOCALE is your locale (en-US for the US, de-DE for Germany, etc).

Making and Breaking Activity.bmp
I have decided to make one of my predecessor programs available to you all before the new version is made. It can create and break apart activity.bmp. In the next version, the preferred way to share animations will be through the boot skin it creates, which contains the activity.bmp (compressed) among lots of other information. The preview can already create these boot skins. The program is located at http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/BootRes.exe. It is a command line program. Running it without arguments tells you how to use it.


If there are any other questions, concerns, problems, etc please post them and I will get back in a few days.
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