Change Or Edit Windows 7 Boot Screen Using “Windows 7 Boot Updater”

This Tool is only for Experienced users not for basic Or new users.This trick may harm your computer.

By applying this trick you agree that if any thing happened with you or with your computer then in that case only you and only you will be responsible, So USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Since Windows 7 was released I am looking to edit or change its animated bootscreen, One of the Microsoft Official had sad that Its Almost Impossible To Change Windows 7 Boot Screen, because there is no single file for boot screen in Windows 7, you need to hack lots of file.

But now the wait is over you can now edit your Windows 7 boot screen,

A guy, Jeff Bush has developed a program,Windows 7 Boot Updater,A program that makes it easy to update the Windows 7 boot animation and text. Please tell me if you find any problems or design cool animations.

Windows 7 Boot Updater is written in C++/CLI and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and the Microsoft WIM library.

Features :-

  • Modifies the boot animation
  • Modifies the boot text “Starting Windows” and “© Microsoft Corporation”
  • Will compile the animation from 105 BMP, PNG, GIF, or TIFF images
  • Does not require any other applications.
  • Designed to be idiot-proof by having numerous checks
  • Automatically backs up the modified winload.exe and bootres.dll
  • Can be run as a GUI or command-line program
  • Works for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7
  • Numerous other little things to match the original

This program is very easy to use and any one who had little knowledge can use it.

How To Use it :-

To successfully use the modified bootres.dll and winload.exe you will need my certificate authority as a trusted root. The program automatically installs it on the local computer, however if you want to use it on another machine you will need to install it manually. You can download the CA and CRL below and then run the following commands:

1. certutil -f -v -addstore ROOT CoderForLifeCA.cer
2. certutil -f -v -addstore ROOT CoderForLifeCA.crl

To install the CA and CRL into a Windows installation WIM you can use AddCertToRegHive like so:

AddCertToRegHive “pathtomountedwimWindowsSystem32configSOFTWARE” CoderForLifeCA.cer /CRL CoderForLifeCA.crl

Coder For Life Certificate Authority

Coder For Life Certificate Authority CRL

The Animation

If you choose to change the animation you will have to make an animation! The animation can be one long BMP that is 200x21000px or a folder containing 105 BMPs, PNGs, GIFs, or TIFFs. All the files must be the same format and will be played in alphabetical order (so if you are numbering them, use three digits always, e.g. 000, 001, …, 103, 104). Here are the details about the animation:

  • 105 frames
  • 15 frames / sec
  • First 4 seconds play once then the last 3 seconds play in a loop
  • Each frame is 200x200px

The GUI

To use the GUI, simply double-click the program “Win7BootUpdater.exe”. The program will request administrator priveledges. In the program you will be asked for a folder containing the animation, the text to use, and if testsigning should be enabled. You can also adjust the defaults for bootres.dll and winload.exe. If you don’t want to do a particular modification (such as change the animation) then you can just uncheck that group.
The Command Line

The command line is fairly easy to use as well. You should run an elevated command line. The command line syntax is:

Win7BootUpdater [/NoBackup] [/Animation animFolder [bootres.dll]] [/Text message copyright [winload.exe]] [/TestSign [GUID]]

For more detailed information about the command line, run Win7BootUpdater.exe from a command line. One note is that you may notice some weird behavior of the command line output. This is due to an unavoidable distinction that Windows makes between GUI and command-line programs. To elievate the issue you can run the following command line instead:

start /w “” Win7BootUpdater …

Recovering winload.exe

If you get stuck forever in Windows Recovery Environment then you need to manually restore winload.exe. Here are the directions:

  • Insert the Windows 7 installation disk, or if you don’t have it download and burn a recovery disk (take a look at Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs)
  • Boot the computer, make sure to boot from the CD
  • Select your language and operating system.
  • Select “Command Prompt” (the last option)
  • Enter the following commands:

c:
cd WindowsSystem32
del winload.exe
ren “winload – Backup.exe” winload.exe
exit

  • Click “Restart”

Windows 7 Boot Updater is available for both 32 bits and 64 bits.

You may use following links to download it :-

Download Link (32 bit)

Download Link (64 bit)

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