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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

19 Apr 2011   #741
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i'm pretty sure bootmgr covers EFI as well


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19 Apr 2011   #742
AlexYM

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

EFI boot is different as it doesn't use mbr->bootsector->bootmanager sequence, so bootmanager should be another...
Looks like one of these two:

bootmgfw.efi and/or bootmgr.efi

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19 Apr 2011   #743
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i've open the bootmgr.efi file in the root of the windows 7 x64 DVD, and dude, it contains an exe file, and a bunch of resource files, take a look your self, open it with 7-Zip
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20 Apr 2011   #744
armani077

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have file for you marcusj0015
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20 Apr 2011   #745
armani077

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Trying to upload


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File Type: rar armaniBoot.rar (359 Bytes, 66 views)
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21 Apr 2011   #746
thaimin

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

@xxrazor
Thanks for the info. I believe everything will be worked out.

@sexus
I gave you the instructions for restoring manually before, but you weren't able to find the appropriate backup to restore. I am sorry that this has been causing you so much trouble.

@armani077
You found my bootskin program, and for the moment that is the safest / easiest method, although it still comes with risk. You made a bootskin, all you have to do is click "Apply".

@marcusj / @AlexYM
EFI files are 32-bit PE-format executable programs (EXEs) that expect to run in protected mode, using the flat memory model and without paging enabled.

@AlexYM
EFI support has been planned, but I have many other things to work on first. And until VirtualBox supports Windows booting using EFI I won't have a good testing environment (it supports EFI fully for Linux and Mac guests but not Windows).

Also, you are right. The boot order for the different setups are:
  • Standard: mbr > bootsector > bootmgr (16-bit) > bootmgr.exe > winload.exe > ntoskrnl.exe
  • EFI: efi > bootmgfw.efi > bootmgr.efi > winload.efi > ntoskrnl.exe
The ".efi" files are probably all located in the \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\ directory on the EFI system partition (at least bootmgfw.efi is). The following can be seen as equivalent between the two setups:
  • bootsector + bootmgr (16-bit) / bootmgfw.efi
  • bootmgr.exe / bootmgr.efi
  • winload.exe / winload.efi
The BCD data is also stored in different locations for each:
  • Standard: the \Boot\BCD file on the boot partition (partition with bootmgr)
  • EFI: a file in the \EFI\Microsoft\Boot directory on the EFI system partition
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21 Apr 2011   #747
armani077

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you, but its not finished I want a blue flag.
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21 Apr 2011   #748
thaimin

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

@armani077
None of us are in the 'business' of designing boot skins. This thread is about the methods to change the boot skin and the development of tools to do it.
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21 Apr 2011   #749
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thaimin, ive stumbled across alot of n00bs that are very confused

They dont know how to get the bmp, you should include a standard bmp with your app, like in the same downlOad
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21 Apr 2011   #750
thaimin

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

@marcusj0015
I do have a separate download with both the full activity.bmp and as parts. Including it with the standard download would put a lot of strain on my server bandwidth since most people don't need it. People just need to read 2 lines further down to the other download.
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