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Windows 7: SP1 & customizations

25 Apr 2011   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
SP1 & customizations

I've removed the Welcome Screen branding, changed the Orb & its Balloon Tip as well as the StartUp sound. By installing SP1, will these be reset to Window's default which will mean for me to reapply my changes?


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25 Apr 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
I've removed the Welcome Screen branding, changed the Orb & its Balloon Tip as well as the StartUp sound. By installing SP1, will these be reset to Window's default which will mean for me to reapply my changes?
Yes
Jerry
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25 Apr 2011   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi CJW

I lost allot of my customizations after installing SP1 start orb,log on screen etc so yes it will.There have also been some reports on the forum of SP1 not installing if lots of customizing has been done especially if you have altered any system files.It may be worth while running SFC/SCANNOW before trying to install the service pack which will reset some of the changes you have made and then start a fresh but that's your choice

Danny
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25 Apr 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hi CJW

I lost alot of my cutomisations after installing SP1 start orb,log on screen etc so yes it will.There have also been some reports on the forum of SP1 not installing if lots of customising has been done especially if you have altered any system files.It may be worth while running SFC/SCANNOW before trying to install the service pack which will reset some of the changes you have made and then start a fresh but thats your choice

Danny
Ya Danny it reset all my system files back to default without SFC/SCANNOW
Jerry
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25 Apr 2011   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yer Jerry the first sp1 install I did reset all of mine too but the second time I tried on another machine I couldn't get it to install and could only put it down to my modding of files as it installed after undoing my customizations by running the system file checker

Danny
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25 Apr 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Yer Jerry the first sp1 install I did reset all of mine too but the second time I tried on another machine I couldnt get it to install and could only put it down to my modding of files as it installed after undoing my customisations by running the system file checker

Dnny
I guess you never know what going to happen
Jerry
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25 Apr 2011   #7
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Also ... at least on my PC, after the SP1 installation, it would no longer allow me to change the Windows ... Resource system files. I even unhid the real Admin account and tried it from there. No luck.

I know I was able to do that before SP1 because I kept a backup copy of each changed system file in the folder -- and the backup versions were still there. But the new versions were different file sizes.

Had to resort to booting into a Linux OS and making the changes from there.
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25 Apr 2011   #8
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They're not so much "reset", but updated or replaced by newer (SP1) versions of the files. As such, these new files don't have your customisations in.

I lost most of mine, too.
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28 Apr 2011   #9
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

I understand it is thier software & they can do what they want w/it, but I just wish Microsoft would let us, the customers who buy their OS/a comfuser w/Windows on it, customize it the way WE want. We, as buyers, essentially pay their saleries.

Mark Phelps, do you have a list of just which Resource System Files can no longer be changed after SP1?
I've deleted a bunch of default Fonts & Screen Savers
Changed the Startup Sound
Changed my logon screen to a Windows 3.1 background
Removed the OS branding from the logon screen
Changed my Orb & it's baloon tip
Still plan on changing the Welcome text on the logon screen
And maybe the Boot animation

I'd really hate to find out that I can no longer reimpliment these little tweaks.
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30 Apr 2011   #10
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I changed my desktop's start button and then upgraded to SP1. Now Every time I start my desktop, it pops up 9 or 10 errors saying bitmap not found on a black screen, then loads the startbutton I had changed it to.
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