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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

04 Sep 2010   #61
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcusj0015 View Post
ok and everything works?

if they were to issue an update for winload.ee OR bootres.dll and these registry is setup like GREG S has said then would it be able to update or how would it work
One of the gotchas for WinUpdates would be MRT. If original reg entries are in tact, MRT will remove the modded files.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcusj0015 View Post

GREG S,
does microsoft update Win Mail for win7?

i dont think so

i think it was removed but you prolly know more about that than i do
Vista. Those using Windows Mail in Win 7 are using Windows Mail from Windows Vista or at the very least, one file from Vista. Yes it was recently updated.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcusj0015 View Post
i have copyed out files from the WinSxS folder edited saved it to the DESKTOP and copyed it back so SFC dosent undo my mods i can confirm that it works

IT DOES REQUIRE ADMIN RIGHTS THOUGH
I haven't found that to be the case for me, at least not in the Windows Mail from Vista experiment due to SFC, MRT or both. What you guys/gals or working on may work that way though due to the way ya'll are modding it. With WinMail, SFC checked either the version number or the hash and saw it as foreign and repaired it. WinUpdates with MRT did the same if I'm not mistaken. Can't remember for sure now, it's been some time back.


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04 Sep 2010   #62
thaimin

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

I have uploaded alpha 6, it successfully signs bootres.dll (moral of the story: the built-in Windows resource updating functions SUCK, and I kinda knew this before but at least before when they didn't work they would generate an error...)



So I did some exploring and I found that winload.exe is heavily hard-linked, the following files are all actually just links to the same file:

Windows\System32\winload.exe
Windows\System32\boot\winload.exe
Windows\winsxs\...b..vironment-os-loader...\winload.exe
Windows\winsxs\...b..environment-windows...\winload.exe

So winsxs isn't a backup at all. It is the files themselves (at least for bootres and winload). On that note, I noticed that after doing some stuff with Windows\System32\winload.exe the winsxs version also became corrupted. Good thing that my program auto-creates backups and I could restore in Windows Recovery Environment (the auto-recovery was no longer able to restore the file).

Regardless, I have written code to search and delete for the appropriate entries in the SideBySide\Winner registry, so I will start testing that soon.
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04 Sep 2010   #63
M46935

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi,
i just got the following message: "... however it was not signed because the CA could not be installed.".
Maybe because i didn't install the certificate from your website? But its offline since the first time i tried to download it 3 hours ago.

Regards from germany, David

-- Thank you
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04 Sep 2010   #64
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post

Regardless, I have written code to search and delete for the appropriate entries in the SideBySide\Winner registry, so I will start testing that soon.
I think you're on the right track with that. I've found that the reference in the registry was the key to non corruption. In the case of WinMail, I experimented, albeit very little, with the version numbers in the registry entries under Winner since the Windows Mail was from Vista with a different version number. In the case of this boot animation, editing version numbers in the registry wouldn't work since you are using a release version number which already exists.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
So I did some exploring and I found that winload.exe is heavily hard-linked, the following files are all actually just links to the same file:

Windows\winsxs\...b..vironment-os-loader...\winload.exe
Windows\winsxs\...b..environment-windows...\winload.exe
Lol, that was kinda the point of my last reply. They're just links/placeholders for an original and replacing it from within the running OS or even booting into another OS and doing it from there is going to corrupt it. The registry is the key for a semi-permanent replacement.
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04 Sep 2010   #65
thaimin

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

M46935: Oops! The certificate is uploaded, but you don't need it. I have fixed the install CA problem (I recently changed it and since I already had the certificate installed the error never came up).

Greg S: Great! I will get to this, but not right at this moment.
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04 Sep 2010   #66
M46935

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

"The file was successfully updated, however it failed to be self-signed"
exited with error code 84

I already installed the certificate is this a problem?
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04 Sep 2010   #67
Ascor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Same here
it says could not be self signed.
i installed the certificate (altough it failed without your programm [too many options]) and rebooted.
CRASH.
needed to fix it manually
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04 Sep 2010   #68
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Taimin,

you have a tool for everything!

thats awesome
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04 Sep 2010   #69
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

greg s

what you do is goto the WinSxS folder and search for what ever file your working on and goto the folder that contains it (all folders if theres multiple there usually are)

copy it to the dekstop mod it and copy it back to the same folder your good

and repeat for a nessicary files
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04 Sep 2010   #70
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thaimin,

your app is reporting complete success ill test it in a sec

im gonna try again because i forgot to update the (copyright symbol) microsoft corp

to (copyright symbol) BumbleBritches57
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