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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

05 Jan 2011   #461

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

None of us have tried to install with these modified files only modify them after install. My eventual goal is to install with them, however I haven't gotten that far yet. You may need to update something else to get them to install right.

The new version is supposed to not require any bcd changes. Although you are right that with a little help the new version still does work.

I have been working on a bunch of new code. Instead of hard-coding all the hacks, I have made a updatable patching system that is version-based (so it applies the proper patches to the proper version files). So far I have made it reproduce the hacks included in Alpha 9. It automatically checks for updates on the web, so this will help in the future when the program is working but needs to adapt to new file versions.

With this system in place I will soon do more testing to find why many pre-SP1 versions are failing and entering System Recovery. I have a system here that exhibits that behavior so I can test. I may be able to figure out the SP1 hacks as well. At some point during this I will release an Alpha 10.

Beta 1 will come eventually, and I am planning to have it working for nearly everyone (up to and including SP1) with the fancy background image. I then plan on working on an installer, the sharing website, winresume.exe correctly working, and efi.

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05 Jan 2011   #462

Windows 7 64 Bit

Thanks for info you are the best !!!
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05 Jan 2011   #463

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thanks Thaimin,

if you need anything ill be glad to help :)

i have a little side project too hopefully it will come to fruition soon.
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05 Jan 2011   #464

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Thaimin, Could I get a Download Link for alpha 8 because alpha 9 is not working for me right now and I accidentally deleted the one I had. :)
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09 Jan 2011   #465

Windows 7 Ultimate


Did you get busy again? Are you going to do anything with using custom fonts?

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10 Jan 2011   #466

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This is great stuff!

Thanks for all your hard work thaimin
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10 Jan 2011   #467

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

@GEORG, marcusj, blkwlf
Thanks for the support!

I would prefer not to go backwards... However the new version will actually work if you turn on "no verify" like in a previous post in this forum (by SystemUser I believe). If that doesn't work I can look for my copy of it and upload it.

I am always busy since this isn't my job. However I am not always as busy as I was before. I am working on this in my freetime so development will be slow.

Custom fonts were becoming a mess so I decided to remove them as long as the full image background works because then you could use any font at all (and not just specific types with specific names and tons of internationalization issues).

Background images have not been tested at all. I just upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 (it's my primary computer and was still on Vista). I also am building a new desktop which is where all my testing happens (it runs VMs great). So basically I haven't been able to work on it. The dynamic patching system was important and big and is working so it's not like I haven't done anything.
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11 Jan 2011   #468

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Tried turning on "no verify" thing but still not working I allways get the same message as before

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12 Jan 2011   #469

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I have the same problem
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14 Jan 2011   #470


Just letting you know that I've started testing code to draw bitmaps with winload.exe. Does not currently work, but at least some progress have been made.

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