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Windows 7: Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7

22 Jul 2011   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello CJW,

No, you will only need to modify the imageres.dll file at the system32 location in the tutorial.

Run a sfc /scannow command and try again afterwards to see if that may be able to help.


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22 Jul 2011   #61
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

If I do sfc /scannow, that will remove all my other customizations; correct?

I changed:
the Welcome text to Greetings
the Shutting down text to Farewell
the logon background (w/wallpaper of Windows 3.1 )

I deleted:
many Windows fonts that came pre-installed
Screensavers that came pre-installed
Cursors & Themes I'll never use
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22 Jul 2011   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, sfc would undo any modifcations that you made to system files.
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22 Jul 2011   #63
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Hmmm...

Think I'm just going to live w/o the sound for now, don't have my speaker on all the time anyways & don't want to reverse all my customizations just for 1 problem that I don't even miss much anyway. Perhaps if/when I reinstall 7 in the future, I can get it to work correctly.

Thanks for the help.
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22 Jul 2011   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome CJW. If I come up with anything else on this for you, I'll be sure to post back with it.
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22 Jul 2011   #65
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I just have to wonder if he should try the other method I mentioned awhile back when booting from a live cd or from a dual boot with another version of Windows to first backup the original to a safe location and then delete that from the system32 folder manually for copying the modified version of the file there to see if that will be the answer.
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22 Jul 2011   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It could be worth a try.
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22 Jul 2011   #67
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That would be the best guess here as well. The drawback of course is the need for a second OS to work with or perhaps the idea of slaving the drive on another system long enough to swap the original file for the new substitute as another alternative.
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23 Jul 2011   #68
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 


Night Hawk, do you mean setup a dual-boot system & replace imageres.dll from 2nd OS to 7? I don't have access to a 2nd OS to set up a dual-boot, but I do have access to my wife's laptop which runs Vista, can I Slave from that (how is this done anyways)?
Also, what do you mean by a Live CD?
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23 Jul 2011   #69
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

No you wouldn't set up a dual boot but if you already had been dual booting with Vista for example you would into the previous version and take ownership over the original iamgeres.dll file once backed up in order to remove it when not booted into the 7 install directly. Then you simply copy the new version of same into that location as the replacement file.

As for any live cd that wuold simply another OS in order to see the same file replacement while booting live into that with the idea of replacing original with new version of the file which then has the new sound you want to see applied.

As far as slaving your main drive on another system or placing it in an external that would work but shouldn't necessary simply being a very last resort. In every instance you would be booted into other then the 7 installation on your drive in order to swap out original for modified imageres.dll files.

The methods outlined in the guide do actually work when followed closely. However if you still are unable to see results these would be a few alternate routes to take.
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