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Windows 7: How to change boot animation in Windows 7

31 Jul 2012   #901

Windwos 7 32bit

I'm using Resource Hacker to extract the resources from PE files. Please check the below screenshot for Resource Hacker for file "winloader.exe"

On the other hand, I've tried to use Stud_PE for the same file "winloader.exe". but the extracted resoucres have a different size also I can't open them using 7zip. Please check attacked video

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31 Jul 2012   #902


It's a bit confusing.. The winload has this xsl which is a text file. Save it as bin type (and not res), and open it with a texteditor, and you should be ok. There is no wim inside winload. The wim is found inside bootres.dll as a resource of type RCData. This one should also be extractable by using either of reshacker or studpe (never use .res type as output though).
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07 Sep 2012   #903


Just had a quick view at bootmgr version 6.2.9200 and noticed there where some difference to 6.2.8250, which mean it did not recompile well in modified condition. Since time is precious these days, I put up this information just in case, for future reference. It's basically just a bunch of notes found, that I made last time I successfully did this on version 6.2.8250:

8250 disable bootmgr digital signature:
401263 -> 
0f8862020000 -> 909090909090 (6 nops)
winload.exe x86:
8250 self signed winload without testsigning;
7415 -> eb15 (unconditional jump)
7507 -> eb07 (unconditional jump)
That's a stripped down version of the notes, as the rest makes no sense at all except to myself.
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08 Sep 2012   #904


Hmm, I forgot the importance of a fake certificate being present. Redoing the process with a bogus certificate will still work. As for 6.2.9200 the offsets are of course different, although the logic is still the same. Looking around virtual address (va) 40128a, you'll figure it out based on the details of bootgmr in the previous post.
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07 Oct 2012   #905

windows 7 profesional

I tried to make my own custom animation for the boot screen but I have one problem the thing won't animate properly or really at all. My frames get squished into one frame. I was wondering exactly how are the frames arranged in an extracted active.bmp file? 200 wide by 21000 tall with first frame at the top is what I have now and that isn't working. Did you have problems like this and if so how did you fix them?

P.S. other premade BS7 files work just fine. Only mine isn't.
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14 Nov 2012   #906

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (EFI boot method)
Windows 7 EFI boot animation

Has any progress been made on EFI support? I have a UEFI board and i've been able to access my EFI system partition and look at the bootmgr.efi file. Has anyone figured out how to crack it? I think this is something that should be of high priority because EFI systems are on the rise and windows 8 is picky about what type of BIOS you have. Plus, i'd really like to customize my boot animation.

This is my favorite animation that I want to apply (and I want to remove the text displayed by winload.exe) Aperture Boot on Deviantart
And i've applied it to a VM running in non-efi mode on virtual box and I really love it. I cant wait to get this to work on my host OS in EFI mode!
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15 Nov 2012   #907


I don't have such a system to test on, so I really have no idea.
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15 Nov 2012   #908

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (EFI boot method)

Use virtual box. Create a new VM and before you install windows enable EFI. You don't really need UEFI hardware to test. Theoretically, as long as you can boot the VM in EFI mode, windows will install and use an EFI boot loader.
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16 Nov 2012   #909


Thanks for the tip.
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19 Nov 2013   #910

windows 7 ultimate x64
I really want this to work

I am currently trying my dam..edest to get this boot animation to be customized. I have tried boot updater but I keep getting the message that Boot Updater for "Windows 7 has stopped working". I am using windows 7 ultimate x64. Pretty much what I did was read through this forum completely, scratched my head a few times, smiled like I knew what you guys were talking about and downloaded WinBootUpdater. I know this is old as hell, but I hope you guys are still out there as I can find no updated information on this.
Thank you
Ha got it. I figured out what my problem was. I have been using the service pack one. I just did a new install and win7bootupdater works awesome. Thank you guys for working on this.
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