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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

27 Jul 2012   #891
Xtremee

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks for this awesome tutorial!

I'm new to Windows 7 and there are some stuff I don't understand in your post.
[IMG]http://www.**************/conv/7cdc20f19efaab9076fdd4707f84d01af6cfda6a6c0c44ead3705fb26a19930f4g.jpg[/IMG]

Where should I expect to find the bootres.dll? within which wim?
I've found bootres.dll only on my Windows DVD not on the running version and after I extracted RCD, I can't open it using MS Paint...
What should I do here?



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28 Jul 2012   #892
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

I think the best option for you is to use jeff's/thaimin's tool, which is linked to in the first post.

Regarding the RCData resource, that is a wim, which needs to be uncompressed before you can attempt to open the bmp found inside it.
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28 Jul 2012   #893
Xtremee

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks Joakim for your help.

I'd really like to learn how to do it manually without the need of any third party program.

Regarding to RCData I've uncompressed it using 7-zip and foudn two files inside it:
.rsrc
CERTIFICATE

I've tried to open ".rsrc" using MS Paint but it doesn't open. Is there anything I missed?

Sorry, I'm new to this field and really would like to learn it.
I do really appreciate your support and help
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28 Jul 2012   #894
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Hmm, there's something wrong with what you do. Use a PE or pure resource editor to open the dll and extract the RCData resource. This resource is the wim that you later with a capable tool (like imagex, 7zip etc) can open it and extract the file activity.bmp that is inside it. The file should be inside the system32\ folder. Just search the local driver, or the mounted install.wim.

What is the .rsrc file, and what tool did you use to get that file?
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28 Jul 2012   #895
Xtremee

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

I found it now. I was using "bootres.dll" from Windows 7 Source not from System32

btw, in widows setup, Where can I find the boot dark screen.
i.e. When you start win7 setup, you will get a black screen with "Windows is loading files..."
Please check these screenshots:
[IMG]http://www.**************/conv/0b4f45724d93782aa64e866d01b18898e1b55b3c1892eccad890045e96aaf54d4g.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.**************/conv/8e7d63ab9e6f888cfc4071b7e8c25f5e19ab5bd0cb1c6a54937bfef007d42c434g.jpg[/IMG]

Thanks!
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29 Jul 2012   #896
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

Good to hear that you are interested in doing it manually, and take a challenge. The "windows is loading files..." black background is taken from the resource named winload.xsl, a xml like text file, whereas the text is from the message table resource (I think I remember). Reread the first post where details are explained about theses xsl:templates and which one is displayed during what phase of the boot process, as well color explanations.
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29 Jul 2012   #897
Wicks

Windows7 Ultimate X64, Sometimes Unix
 
 

Easy way is Win7BootUpdater . Tested and works on 32 and 64 SP1 7.
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29 Jul 2012   #898
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

@Wicks

I've already referenced that application, for which this reply was given:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xtremee View Post
I'd really like to learn how to do it manually without the need of any third party program.
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30 Jul 2012   #899
Xtremee

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

@ joakim,

I think you mean "bootmgr.xsl and osloader.xsl" as I can't find the resoucre winload.xsl within winload.exe
I have exported "OSLOADER.xsl" from winload.exe then extracted files within osloader.xsl
[IMG]http://s16.**************/3up5k2n5h/image.png[/IMG]

I've also tried to export osloader.xls from winload.exe.mui and got two files
.rsrc
CERTIFICATE

I've tried to open .rsrc file using Notepad and I can see the text inside it but then when I opend it using Notepad++
I got this screen
[IMG]http://s16.**************/jy67xme2d/mui.png[/IMG]

How can I edit these files?
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30 Jul 2012   #900
joakim

ubuntu
 
 

I think you are using the wrong tools to extract resources from PE files. Use a resource editor or PE editor. I usually use Stud_PE but also resource hacker seems to work.

I suspect you are using 7zip for this, which is not at all good for this kind of stuff.

Yes, osloader.xsl is right. It's been a while since I did this now..
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