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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

02 Sep 2010   #41
thaimin

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

I have actually already thought about this. I have updated the website on my local machine, and will commit once I fix this stupid security problem (getting very close).

I found out that Windows 7 comes with wimgapi.dll which is all that I need, so actually I completely removed that section (you will see in the updated version).


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02 Sep 2010   #42
Ascor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hope ya get it soon :P
Really waiting for it but since i can't work on the bootscreen now the Taskbar gets a new skin
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02 Sep 2010   #43
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im wrapping up my theme its almost complete al im doing is editing the required files incluiding bootres.dll

so yeah

its called Cloud7 im BumbleBritches57 on DeviantArt

i hope to have it wrapped up in a couple days
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02 Sep 2010   #44
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Windows 7 Boot Update Results
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Failed to update animation: Failed to correct the header of activity.bmp
Failed to update text: Failed to update the copyright text, this is likely due to not being able to find the original ' Microsoft Corporation'
Successfully enabled test-signing!
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OK
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the last part is funny

"but testsigning worked!"

thats hilarious

oh and the select activity.bmp

would be better if it was the dialog box that can open files and not only folders

and the wording is a little long.
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02 Sep 2010   #45
fritz

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Here's my contribution. I get this error when the program gets finished. Running the 64bit version on Win7 Enterprise x64.


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03 Sep 2010   #46
thaimin

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

Thank you all for your input!

I have released "Alpha 4". Here are some notes:

I have fixed the security / TrustedInstaller issue (so you don't manually have to take ownership of bootres.dll and winload.exe). This may fix the error "Failed to update the copyright text, this is likely due to not being able to find the original ' Microsoft Corporation'".

Ascor: I think I have fixed the 'stuck' issue (if it was the same one I had that would come and go if I restarted the computer, there was a bug in a Microsoft library that I had to work around).

marcusj0015: The "Failed to correct the header of activity.bmp" error is an odd one. I never expected to see it. I have added some additional error handling where it is produced so that you can tell me more information.

fritz: I am also getting the "The file was successfully updated, however it failed to be self-signed" error for bootres.dll but I used to not be. I am trying to fix this issue now.

Major note: (at least on x64) this is not working. As soon as I reboot, recovery mode is activated and winload.exe is replaced with the original. However, bootres.dll is sticking but since the new one is not signed it falls back on the Vista bootup. So I need to find the bootres.dll signing problem and how to update the system to think that the new winload.exe is the correct one (I think something with winsxs).


marcusj0015: Thanks for your input on the actual design of everything from the website to the program! About the animation selection dialog: all of these thoughts crossed my mind when I was designing it, however I went the way I did for a couple reasons, although I am not against switching:
  1. I figured most people would be using many individual frames and not one long already made activity.bmp, thus selecting a folder made sense
  2. Using a folder made sense from the program side because I pass that folder directly to my WIM system where it captures that folder directly (don't worry, it filters out everything that isn't activity.bmp).
  3. The wording is long because I wanted people to know the exact requirements for an acceptable folder (if you can think of a better way to word it I am all ears!).
I will try a file selection box and see how I like it.
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03 Sep 2010   #47
vlex26

WIndows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

yeah im having the same issues as fritz. i revered engineered ur app and ttrying to figure out a fix.
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03 Sep 2010   #48
vlex26

WIndows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

joking :P im not that talented. i wish tho but if u need help. jst PM me.
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03 Sep 2010   #49
fritz

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
Major note: (at least on x64) this is not working. As soon as I reboot, recovery mode is activated and winload.exe is replaced with the original. However, bootres.dll is sticking but since the new one is not signed it falls back on the Vista bootup. So I need to find the bootres.dll signing problem and how to update the system to think that the new winload.exe is the correct one (I think something with winsxs).


This the exact same thing that happens to me after restarting.
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03 Sep 2010   #50
Ascor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

it still fails to start.
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