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    1. ... I also opened NTOSKRNL.exe, that TuneUp had altered, with my resource editor and could find no changes.

    • I am really curious how the image is placed in TUKernel.exe and what changes are made to NTOSKRNL.exe.

    Do you have any ideas to share with me? I am running XP x64. Does your 32 bit TUKernel.exe appear to have had its bit maps altered by TuneUp? Thanks to you and LordWarlock for teaching me some more about Windows. Enjoy, John.

    Hi johnhc,

    First I want to wish you a Happy New Year and to the rest of the MSFN Members :yes: .

    Answer to both questions:

    TuneUp DOES NOT change NTOSKRNL.exe. It copy the NTOSKRNL and rename the copy to TUKernel.exe . That's the reason you couldn't find any changes to NTOSKRNL.exe. So no changes to the original NTOSKRNL.exe. and that's why I suggested to replace the original NTOSKRNL.exe .

    It's also safe that way I've described, but LordWarlock's suggestion is even better, because Microsoft releases too many hotfixes recently, which may alter the modified NTOSKRNL.exe.

    And how the image placed in TUKernel.exe? I guess TuneUP Utilities has their own 16colours palette with 4 bit colour depth, editor, integrated.

    I hope I help you ;) ,

    P.S.: Ask again if I missed something.

    And yes I want to share my experience :thumbup:hello:

  1. "CabLib Compress ERROR: Could not create FCI context: The filename of the CAB file must NEVER contain Unicode characters!"

    Can someone maybe take a look at the theme and see if it's possible to fix? Am I able to link it here?

    The answer is in your question:

    The filename of the CAB file must NEVER contain Unicode characters!

    Simply (manually) retype the theme texts (the problem is in some of the texts inside the cab).

    Uncab, rename, cab again.

    I use tugzip 3.5 it's free and have a .cab option

  2. I was looking for a tool for making bootscreen background, trying to add my background in bootscreen (NTOSKRNL.exe), and finally with a help of my friend @wolfcall (who is also a member here) we found how to make original background like in MS NTOSKRNL.exe file (BMP 1 and BMP 4 as most important for Windows XP Professional).

    Unlike some people I know from forums, I want to share my effort with YOU.

    I was trying to edit that background with 16 colours 4 bit palette in Photoshop, but everytime failed.

    I tried with Windows "Paint" and I succeed but I needed to make painting (dot by dot) manually and at the end I had working background but visible in ResHack or PE Explorer or other editing tools unlike MS's non-visible with mentioned tools.

    Last night I found that using TuneUp Utilities can make the original like MS's background without much effort ;)

    In the folowing tutorial, I'll try to explain the step-by-step how to make the bootscreen like you desire.


    01. Download and install "TuneUP Utilities 2009"

    02. Start the program and select "Customize Windows"

    03. From a "TuneUP Styler" menu, select "Change boot screen"


    04. You can see now the Windows default boot screen (active) (ntoskrnl.exe). We are ready to make our own background

    05. Click on "New Screen" and by clicking "Open image" select your favourite (background) BMP or JPG image



    06. At "Customize progress bar" select the position of border (if you don't want to change the position leave it default) and the colour of the moving stripe





    07. "Save boot screen" with the name you want



    08. Select the boot screen you just made (selected by default) and click install


    09. Now open the folder C:\WINDOWS\system32 and search for file named "TUKernel.exe" and copy it to the desktop

    10. Return to folder C:\WINDOWS\system32 and search for file named "ntoskrnl.exe" and rename it to something else (Old.exe for example) and cut/paste it to desktop

    11. Rename the TUKernel.exe file to ntoskrnl.exe and paste in into C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder

    12. Return to TuneUP Utilities, set the Windows default boot screen as active and delete the new maden (by you) boot screen

    13. Reboot and delete the "Old.exe" file from desktop after reboot

    For those who want to use TuneUP Utilities and don't want to waste their time, consider step 9 to 13 unessential.

    For those who want to "practice" go to the step 13 ;)

    This method is tested on Windows XP Professional SP3 with ntoskrnl.exe 5657 version and will work for desktops and laptops. It will also work with 5512 version unless you update.

    P.S.: TuneUP Utilities uses the original ntoskrnl.exe and modify the file with your background image and create it's own file named "TUKernel".

    Here is a link of boot screen (step-by-step illustration jpg's included) I made it from my favourite Panther pic:

    File Size: 3.85 MB

    MD5: 081B4319936F03DCE9084CEA27D152DA


  3. MB: - AsRock P45 TURBO Twins2000 (Intel P45+ ICH10 Chipsets)

    CPU: - Pentium D 925 3GHz 800FSB 2x2MB L2 cache

    Ram: - 2x2GB DDR2 800 Kingmax (dual channel)

    VGA: - Galaxy GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256bits PCIE 2.0

    HDD: - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SATA 500GB 32MB cache 7200 rpm (ST3500320NS)

    ....... - Maxtor AS SATA 80GB 8MB cache 7200 rpm

    Opt: - 2xDVD RW LG 16x DL SATA

    Mon: - Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW 20" 2ms 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast

    PSU: - Unfortunatelly 500W (not real power :( )

    This is my 5th selfmaden PC, and I didn't finished like I wanted, cause of lost of my job ;(



  4. I had and have the same problem, and I soleved that by manually installing uxtheme patcher application. I was wondering a lot of times what was the problem with the classic theme style untill I didn't tryied manually patching the uxtheme. But that doesn't makes me happy. By the way after nLite, I add a patched uxtheme compressed file, so I have another wonder, could that be the reason of uxtheme patching?

    Any help is very welcome

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