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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

19 Jan 2011   #481
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Decompression works perfect on version 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850). The same signature hack still applies, but now at VA 00421ec7 (replace 7416 with 9090).

But something went wrong in the recompression, as the stub complained about the checksum. A bug or did I misunderstand how the stub and "frames" where supposed to be reassembled again? Anyways, just deactivate it by changing 7403 with eb08 at offset 0x105e, and you will get no more complaints.

Joakim


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19 Jan 2011   #482
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi

make it in the next Alpha version for testings ???
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19 Jan 2011   #483
thaimin

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

I am still working on trying to identify the issue that causes half of the people to go into Windows Recovery...

In the mean time though I have been adding some SP1 stuff. I have done my initial testing with 64-bit SP1 and it can successfully run the program and apply, now I just need to run it in a VM to see if it works. Also I need to find the 32-bit SP1 differences and test them.

I have also started to add winresume code. It took a bit of restructuring of my code but I believe the code is in place. I just need to find the hacks now (I need to convert the hacks from winload to winresume, they should be nearly identical, but likely there will be a few differences).


I plan on finishing the above (half of people in Windows Recovery, SP1, and winresume) soon (a week or two?) and releasing the next alpha. If the majority of people say that it is working, I will probably add a few tweaks/fixes and release a beta, with confidence that it will work for most people.

I will release a couple of betas, adding extra features such as boot skin sharing and installers, along with fixing any issues that come up. Since the patching is now separate I can update those at any time as new versions of the files are made available.
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19 Jan 2011   #484
thaimin

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

@joakim
Awesome that the newer bmzip worked (some very minor tweaks that I guess were important!). Weird about the checksum thing, and that certain resource editors cause problems. Also, I noticed the two 'versions' of bootmgr as well (when just go through the update files). In fact there are also bootmgr.exe files (2, identical)! Already decompressed! They are the same as the 2 KB larger bootmgr final program, decompressed. So my guess is that the larger bootmgr is the right one.

I am sorry that I haven't been able to provide any feedback with the image stuff yet, but hopefully this weekend.


@GEORG
Thanks for the info, it tells me yours isn't working because you have SP1. Now I need the info from the people that aren't using SP1. They are the mysterious ones.

@eetzi96
Glad you figured it out. It is weird that you have a hidden partition with bootmgr (that doesn't seem to be a valid bootmgr) but the important bootmgr is on your main drive. Do you have anything special with your boot setup (e.g. dual boot, WinPE, PXE, ...?).

@marcusj0015
Many people don't have the hidden partition (the choice is obvious in those cases). However for eetzi96 it seems as though I was unable to patch the hidden bootmgr and it freaked out, thus patching both would also freak out. But maybe I can work something out.
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19 Jan 2011   #485
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
What is the Difference?

What is the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 7 SP1 besides having all the updates? Is there a difference? John
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20 Jan 2011   #486
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what exactly do you mean RBCC?

with SP1 almost all areas of Windows has been updated.

there is a vast amount of differences.

try to narrow it down and ill try to help, but i can't help without knowing exactly you mean.
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20 Jan 2011   #487
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Ok thanks for info you are the best !!!
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20 Jan 2011   #488
eetzi96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
@eetzi96
Glad you figured it out. It is weird that you have a hidden partition with bootmgr (that doesn't seem to be a valid bootmgr) but the important bootmgr is on your main drive. Do you have anything special with your boot setup (e.g. dual boot, WinPE, PXE, ...?)
No I don't have anything special. Bought an OEM version of finnish windows 7 allmost right away when it was released.Sure I have modified logonscreen and themes but I don't think it should effect anything.
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20 Jan 2011   #489
RBCC

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 SP1

How do I go about applying the Service Pack like the Visa sp1? Or can I slipstream it ?
can I download it then slipstreamit? John
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20 Jan 2011   #490
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i peronally think slipstreaming is a bad idea, and can lead to windows just not working right.

if you slipstream it, what's to say that the program you slipstream it with added the registry entries properly?

that's exactly what happend with Vlite.

if i were you i would install regular windows 7 on a seperate partition, adn install all patches and then SP1, then capture the image, then burn.

that way everything is installed right.

adn while your at it you can update DirectX, and make it so you can install it and jump right into using it after, without having to set everything up!
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