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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

18 Dec 2010   #421

Windows 7 Ultimate

Put TESTSIGNING on, but remove the watermark (see first post for patching instructions).
How does this affect patchguard?

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19 Dec 2010   #422

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

This has absolutely nothing to do with patchguard. The testsigning watermark is not done by the kernel, it is done far down the road.
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19 Dec 2010   #423


Yep, patchguard is about correctly signed drivers on 64-bit - only. The phrase "patching instructions" did not mean patchguard. Patching just means something like "modifying a file containing executable code" to alter its execution flow.

However, I thought patchguard was relevant to the challenges in this thread, though very early on in the duscussion. But that proved to be a wrong assumption on my side.

Maybe you (RBCC) mixed up with what I described about patching the kernel to jump back to non-TESTSIGNING right before ci.dll initialization.

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21 Dec 2010   #424

Windows 7 Ultimate

Joakim: Send me what thaimin has, is almost ready to test? He said the background wouldn't be implemented,
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22 Dec 2010   #425

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

Good news everyone!

Alpha 9 is ready to be tested by you guys!

The only reason I am not posting it on my website at the moment is I am in the middle of doing a major overhaul to my whole website. It should be up there sometime tomorrow. I will also be spreading the news to many others once at least one person here tests this out and tells me how it goes.

So after waiting for 3.5 months, whats new?
  • Does not require testsigning. In fact the current version can turn off testsigning for you if it notices you have it on.
  • Should work for any language, instead of just English and a few others.
  • You can change the text without a bunch of extra work.
  • Tons of new little tweaks you can do: changing the colors, sizes, etc. There is no longer a cap on the length of either text.
  • Works for systems that have the hidden "System Reserved" partition.
  • No more certificates at all.
  • And the enhancements seen in the preview: save bootskins for sharing, preview the animation, easily restore backups.
I have tested in English Home Premium x64 and English Ultimate x86. Both were 100% clean installs on a blank hard drive. Both had the hidden partition.

The one major issue that I know about is that changing the text 2 color to anything besides white on x64 causes the bootup process to go nuts and doesn't even try to auto-recover it. Don't worry, in the version I have uploaded it prevents you from making this fatal mistake. On x86 this works just fine.

So here it is, the moment you have been waiting for (only available at this address until I update my website):

Both files are ~1.7 MB.
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22 Dec 2010   #426

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi!, I've been waiting for the new alpha 9 and now it's finally here. But when I tried to change the boot animation and both texts I first got a message saying that original © Microsoft Corporation .... Could not be found. then I tried again but only changing text 2 I still got the same message. I changed my winload.exe to my backup windload.exe and then I got this message

Imageshack - desktopyw.jpg

I managed to change message 1 and boot animation in alpha 8 but again when I tried to change it to a different text I got the same message in alpha 8.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Finnish language
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22 Dec 2010   #427

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

The error you got the first time was expected. The program can only work on the original files. Under "Options" there is a "Restore Backups" option. That's an easy way to restore the backups that my program makes (especially since the new program changes 4 files, each in a different place).

The other error you got is not good. I have uploaded a new version that should have more information in the error message. Hopefully with that I will be able to fix the problem.

Do you have a hidden "System Reserved" partition?

The new program I just uploaded fixes the issue with x64 and text 2 color.
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22 Dec 2010   #428

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Okay, so I don't have hidden partition and now I restored all of the backups. Now i get this error

ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

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22 Dec 2010   #429

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Great thanks to "thaimin"
can I use this in physical system or virtual system.
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22 Dec 2010   #430

Windows 7 64 Bit

Hi i have testing Alpha 9 on my windows 7 64 Bit German Version SP1 BETA its no working see:

How to change boot animation in Windows 7-bild-1.jpg


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