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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

17 Jan 2011   #471
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

how much longer Thaimin?

ill test the latest version ASAP, just tell me when there is a new build


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17 Jan 2011   #472
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Just had a look at the sp1 (x86), version 6.1.7601.17124, files and almost nothing has changed. The security of winload.exe is still the same, meaning the same hack will still work. It will have a slightly different offset though. VA 00429684 or raw offset 0x28a84.

@thaimin1
Your bmzip tool does not work on the new bootmgr. However since the security of bootmgr and winload.exe is almost identical, I would assume bootmgr's hack also still works. Actually there is no need to have the new version. Just replace with the old one, if you can't it going.

@thaimin2
The bitmap drawing development has now halted completely. Whenever you're ready, I'll send you my current implementation and the notes. I think we need to add our own code to load bootres.dll, instead of depending on the existing (this is what I think is the current issue).

Joakim
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17 Jan 2011   #473
thaimin

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

@joakim

I have been busy, although I have read all of your personal message joakim, so I have been following, just haven't been able to think about them and respond. I have finally setup my virtual machines on my new computer so I can start testing again!

The SP1 also has a change in winload.exe, as I can see in the picture given by GEORG in post #430: How to change boot animation in Windows 7. The change is with one of the background / text / color properties. This should be fairly easy to find knowing that. With my new patching system it should also be very easy to make the change in the program (just have to say for version 6.1.x.x do this hack instead). I actually don't use offsets at all, so we'll see if it even needs to be updated!

Sad to hear that bmzip doesn't work anymore. I will have to do a brief investigation, and maybe revert to copying the old one (although I would prefer not).


@marcusj
Soon, hopefully. I have a bit of time now, and I have finished transitioning to new computers, so I can work on it.


@eetzi96 and maherDP
That is a serious problem. It looks as though the decompression of bootmgr is failing with and access violation (attempt to read or write protected memory). If you have SP1 then the issue may be the same as what joakim was talking about. Otherwise, I will have to do some further studies. Can you send me your bootmgr file so I can investigate?

When Reporting Errors: please copy the output from my boot-versions program: Coder for Life - Project - Win 7 Boot Updater: Extras. It will tell me a lot about the system and files you have and help me fix the problem. Most people will probably want the GUI version.


@GEORG
I hope to start testing SP1 soon. Thanks for the link!


@all
I have revamped the core of the program separating the 'core functions' and the GUI. They are separate programs now which means in the future I will be able to make different interfaces easily (like an installer, command line, etc). It also helped with my organization, it was getting a little difficult with 65+ source files... with that task out of the way I can focus on fixing the issues.
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17 Jan 2011   #474
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
anything new on boot updater?

What's happening with the boot updater! John
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18 Jan 2011   #475
eetzi96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@for all who had the same problem as I

I found out that the bootmgr file in my case was not located on hiddenpartition. I just changed the location in bootupdaters options from hiddenpartition to C:\Windows\Boot\PCAT\bootmgr

Now i succesfully updated animation and both texts.
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18 Jan 2011   #476
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
@joakim

When Reporting Errors: please copy the output from my boot-versions program: Coder for Life - Project - Win 7 Boot Updater: Extras. It will tell me a lot about the system and files you have and help me fix the problem. Most people will probably want the GUI version.
Hi here my Boot Info for you !!!

Windows Version: 6.1.7601
Service Pack: 1.0
Product / Type: Home Premium / Workstation
Platform: x64

bootmgr
----------------------------------------
Path: C:\Windows\BOOT\PCAT\bootmgr
File Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Product Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Platform: x86

winload
----------------------------------------
Path: C:\Windows\system32\winload.exe
File Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Product Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Platform: x64

winresume
----------------------------------------
Path: C:\Windows\system32\winresume.exe
File Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Product Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Platform: x64

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18 Jan 2011   #477
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thaimin, you should patch BOTH bootmgr,
in hidden partition, and at C:\Windows\Boot\PCAT\Bootmgr

to cover all bases
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18 Jan 2011   #478
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

OK so I just noticed you had recompiled a new version on 12.01.11, and it works with newest bootmgr. I'm sorry for running the test on old version of bmzip. Some strange things about bootmgr. There appears to be 2 different versions of 6.1.7600.16385, one dated 13.07.09 and the other one 01.04.10. The have the same version number as well as the same internal compiler timestamp in the pe header (13/07/2009 23:11:27). However, they are signed on different dates (and have a 2 KB size difference). Is this an April joke? Or is it me running Embedded (but sp1) that is the cause? Anybody have a new (non-Embedded) bootmgr to send me?

Regarding bitmap drawing:
Could it be easier to embedd the bitmap inside winload.exe itself and rewrite a modified copy of the function ResFindDataEntry (instead of BlResourceFindDataFromImage). I also notice that bootmgr is not happy with the way certain pe (resource) editors add a resource to winload.exe (good old reshacker still works though).

Joakim
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19 Jan 2011   #479
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi

Here my original files from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64 Bit (bootmgr + winload.exe + winresume.exe = 6.1.7601.17514) for you:
Standard.ZIP



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19 Jan 2011   #480
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Thanks, I'll take a look.
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