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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

03 Oct 2011   #821
AlexYM

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joakim View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaimin View Post
AlexYM successfully changed the size and location of the animation, however it requires modifying ntoskrnl which would open your computer up to all sorts of malicious stuff. I was working on a method of doing it in-memory to reduce security risks. However I haven't had time for this recently.
Then maybe thaimin or AlexYM would quickly describe what instructions to change and how. I knew about the positioning, but was thinking about the size-part.
@joakim
After some digging in my profile I think it was initially described here on page 25 in post #245 and #248.

In different ntoskrnl builds offset changes, but the function code remains the same, so newer locations should be easy to find. Width and height of a frame are tied in this function, but thaimin described in post #776 the modded function to separate them. And yes, back then i "played" quite a bit (on x86) with resized activity.bmp and accordingly modded ntoskrnl, and it all worked smoothly as long as values matched, just have to admit that increasing filesize of activity.bmp even twice increases the load-time of animation dramatically. Thus, if you'd like to keep this time in reasonable limits and make animation frame significantly wider (like 400x400), you may need to decrease the number of frames then.




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03 Oct 2011   #822
thaimin

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

@AlexYM - Thanks for doing the digging!
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03 Oct 2011   #823
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

wow I just happened to stumble into this thread and on this program! nice work man!! is there and chance you could get this program to work with .AVI files as I have a few I would love to use for my start up screen! but im not sure if theres a way to properly convert them with out destroying the original files (I already have them backed up incase) but I think it would be nice to have the ability of using AVI files!
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03 Oct 2011   #824
thaimin

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

SUPER video converter can:

SUPER &copy

Output to a PNG Image Sequence.
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03 Oct 2011   #825
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

cool ill give it a try, i would prefer to use 100% free programs also but ill see if i can get this downloaded thanks!
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03 Oct 2011   #826
thaimin

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

SUPER is free, and it uses the ffmpeg libraries (open source) and DirectX to do the conversion. I'm sure there are other interfaces for ffmpeg that are completely open source, and if you find one, please tell me since the SUPER interface is actually pretty terrible and the website even worse.
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04 Oct 2011   #827
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexYM View Post
@joakim
After some digging in my profile I think it was initially described here on page 25 in post #245 and #248.

In different ntoskrnl builds offset changes, but the function code remains the same, so newer locations should be easy to find. Width and height of a frame are tied in this function, but thaimin described in post #776 the modded function to separate them. And yes, back then i "played" quite a bit (on x86) with resized activity.bmp and accordingly modded ntoskrnl, and it all worked smoothly as long as values matched, just have to admit that increasing filesize of activity.bmp even twice increases the load-time of animation dramatically. Thus, if you'd like to keep this time in reasonable limits and make animation frame significantly wider (like 400x400), you may need to decrease the number of frames then.

That's funny, because I have that described in the first post since long ago. Probably since when you posted that stuff you refer to. But I obviously must have done something wrong back then when I tested myself, since I think I managed to modify most parameters except the actual size related ones. Well, then I thought maybe there was something I had missed. If you have a windbg script to successfully change the size, then please post it, and I will link to it in the first post (I already have at least 1 such there). Thanks for the clarification.
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04 Oct 2011   #828
thaimin

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

@joakim
I thought you were trying (and failed) to change the screen resolution.

@Jaime74656
I have made a simple batch file script that uses ffmpeg to convert any video file format it supports (which is nearly all) to a series of PNGs. It forces the output to conform to the necessary standards (15fps, 200x200 frames, and max 105 frames). You can download it from:

http://www.coderforlife.com/projects...ras/#video2png
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04 Oct 2011   #829
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

heres the link to super download that i found after some sifting through the horrid site...

SUPER videos

www.erightsoft.biz/GetFile.php?SUPERsetup.exe

Edit: ok i am trying to install it, but after I select the language I just get a box that reads "Error: Access Denied" not sure whats going on, but i tried to run it in admin mode and compatibility mode...
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23 Nov 2011   #830
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Did anybody locate where the actual animation is stored in Windows 8 (Dev Preview)? I had a look yesterday and failed at identifying it. Well, I found bootres.dll, but it now only contains a few regular bmp's, so it must be stored elsewhere. I also opened up winload.exe and ntoskrnl.exe, but failed (without trying too hard) to find the relevant code..

Edit:
Forget about it. I was only looking inside boot.wim.. It is still where it's supposed to be.
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