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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

25 Apr 2011   #761


First post updated with detailed information on how to implement driver printing on top of the bitmap (with SOS on), as well as distorted resolution hacks for the kernel (plus some windbg tricks).

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25 Apr 2011   #762

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

Thanks! I will have to look at those for future versions.

This may be due to the recent Windows Update which I haven't tested against yet. I will hopefully finish testing today or tomorrow (I started yesterday and found a huge problem and fixed it just now). So just wait. This wasn't yor fault. You seem to have done everything right.
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28 Apr 2011   #763

Win 7 Ultimate x64

@ Thaimin Program worked great Thank you so much for sharing your work.
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28 Apr 2011   #764

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

@armani077 - you're welcome!
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29 Apr 2011   #765

Windows 7 Ultimate

@Thaimin: This is an excellent Program, you're God Like!

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30 Apr 2011   #766

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

I know that I promised the next version awhile ago, but it has been running into problems. The good news is that I finally had the first successful run in an actual VM! So that hopefully means most of the things are now working, and just need to fix a few remaining things.

I test by doing the following:
  1. Apply a bootskin that changes the background image
  2. Restart and do a hibernation/resume and make sure that everything looks good
  3. Apply a bootskin that uses messages and not the background image, without restoring the backups
  4. Another restart and hibernation/resume to make sure that everything looks good
The testing status (I will update as I make progress):
  • 32-bit:
    • RTM: Success
    • SP1: Success
  • 64-bit:
    • RTM: Success
    • RTM+KB2506014: Partially tested and looks good
    • SP1: Success
    • SP1+KB2506014: Success
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01 May 2011   #767

Windows 7 64 Bit

Good news thanks !!!
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02 May 2011   #768

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

What screen resolutions does the program support?
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02 May 2011   #769

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

The Windows boot screen is fixed at 1024x768. There is currently absolutely no way to change it. It has nothing to do with my program.
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03 May 2011   #770

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

The tests on the latest all look great so I will publish tomorrow.
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