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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

31 Aug 2010   #31
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thaimin,

do you have a new build of your tool?

cuzz you just said you got it running?


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31 Aug 2010   #32
thaimin

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

Okay, I have now fixed my program to work with Windows 7. The problem was BCDEdit changed part of its output format...

I have also now compiled versions for 32 and 64 bit machines.

I have started a page for the project at Coder for Life - Projects - Win 7 Boot Updater

Everything can be downloaded there.

Please test and tell me any more problems and bugs you find.

The new features in this version (alpha 2) are winload.exe text modifications and digital signing.
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01 Sep 2010   #33
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Wow is all that stuff yours? Impressive!! I need to check out your site.

Joakim
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01 Sep 2010   #34
thaimin

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

Yes, it's all mine. My coolest project isn't even up there because I am never completely satisfied with it and am constantly working on it. In fact, all the utilities were written for that project, including wanting to change the boot animation.

I am building a DVR, but I am completely customizing it. I have even built my own case, made my own hardware, and more!
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01 Sep 2010   #35
TobbenTM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

thaimin, the program is not able to change anything on the boot animation on this machine, but does set the OS in to "Test Mode".
I get this results when running it:

Failed to update animation: Failed to save the updated bootres
Failed to update text: Failed to update the copyright text, this is likely due to noe being able to find the original ' Microsoft Corporation'

Running 64bit.
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01 Sep 2010   #36
thaimin

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

Okay, I have found the problem. It is because of the TrustedInstaller ownership of winload.exe and bootres.dll that I forgot about. On my computer I didn't notice because I have been tinkering with those files so much I had made myself owner and given myself full privileges on those files.

I will make my program automatically fix the privileges.
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01 Sep 2010   #37
Ascor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry thaimin your Programm just stops working when i try to start it.
I open it and i get that Windows "The programm is stuck" screen.

So theres no way doing that with 64 bit?
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01 Sep 2010   #38
thaimin

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

There was a slight issue with that, I have fixed it in my working copy. There is no problem with 64-bit, there is a problem with all Windows installations that have not been tweaked. I am currently working on solving that problem as well.

And no need to be sorry. Right now I know there are many of bugs with it. And I need people to test it and tell me these problems. Even if you did get the program to run successfully, I offer no guarantee that it will stick after you reboot. That's why I am calling it "alpha" (not even "beta").
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01 Sep 2010   #39
Ascor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I definetly need to go sleep now.
1:19 here and i googled all night how to change the boot screen including many fails.

I hope you can keep me up to date.
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02 Sep 2010   #40
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First, thanks Thaimin for all your help and all your app goodness

second i noticed on your site that you link to the Vista WAIK

i think you should remove that link because of Imagex being replaced by DISM in windows 7 i think it would only cause problems

i havent tested it but i think its best to just stick with Win 7 AIK

and considering the Vista WAIK is alot smaller, people will be inclined to download that one

so just to make sure people dont think you mislead them and to be sure everything works you should only link to the Win 7 AIK

just a suggestion
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