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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

31 Mar 2011   #721

Windows 7 Ultimate

Ok now I understand, due to security concerns "user free movement" won't be availible am I right? But how the 'LOCKED' position of the flag? I assume your working on it!


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02 Apr 2011   #722

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

@Thaimin, is there anything you need help with?

or are you done?
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02 Apr 2011   #723

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

I am still working on it, and it will probably never be "done". I am planning on a minor release soon that fixes many small issues.

Already done:
  • Includes translations for Spanish, Dutch, and Vietnamese
  • Improved language support including external translation loading
  • Improved BCD device detection and elimination of redundant error messages
  • Numerous other minor changes and fixes
Still working on:
  • Able to work with already modified files:
    • I have solutions to everything except for files that have had the background image added
    • Need to test the solutions I have made
  • Fixes to the installer which caused it to crash
    • Fixed many problems already, lastly I need to fix an issue where uninstalling crashes
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06 Apr 2011   #724

WIndows 7 Ultimate x86

After using the program, I get something like "bootmgr image is corrupt. System cannot boot." I checked this thread and it was mentioned in 2010, the problem was about compression size or something. I am not an expert at all, I just wanted to know if I was missing something obvious or if I was wasting my time trying to look for a solution. I'm using Ultimate 32 bits.

Thank you. :)

EDIT: I'm not looking to fix the corrupted bootmgr per say, as I fixed it easily by repairing with my Windows installation disc. I just want to avoid getting that if I try again (I tried twice already).
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06 Apr 2011   #725

Windows 7 Ultimate

Is the animation in the right place on the screen? John
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06 Apr 2011   #726

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

No one has reported this issue since the early versions of the program. Please email me ( the bootmgr file after it is modified by the program.

To find the bootmgr file, in my program check its location in the "Options" menu. If it says "On hidden system drive" use the OpenHiddenSystemDrive utility ( to open the hidden system drive and get it.

An example of something annoying: asking a question that you already asked and received answer for. From a few posts ago I said:
The preview in my program is accurate to within 1 pixel for the animation.
In that same post I mentioned that stretching effects of screen resolution may make it look a little off.
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06 Apr 2011   #727

Windows 7 Ultimate

can you send me what you have so I can test it?
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07 Apr 2011   #728

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit

hey guys, i just joined the site just so i could tell you how much i appreciate what you have been doing. i have been following you for a while, and testing or backtracking and trying to help, but you are way faster at this than i am lol.
i ran the program and while i did get a large amount of redundant messages, it ran perfectly.

Thanks for all the work you have put into this. if you need any help with any thing, just PM Me

thanks guys!!!
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07 Apr 2011   #729
100 Percent

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Excuse me can you make a video and post it on youtube please I can't really do things just with Pictures and steps.
When you made the video please send me the link to Please this will really be helpful.
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07 Apr 2011   #730

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

Thanks! There should be many less redundant messages in the next version.

@100 Percent
Joakim may choose to do that, but unless you really want to understand the fundamentals of how this works, just use my program. There is a link in his post. The program is quite self-explanatory.
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