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  1. Cheers fellas... Heres what ive done so far...

    Copy NTOSKRNL.EX_ , NTKRNLMP.EX_ , ntkrpamp.ex_ , ntkrnlpa.ex_ to a directory of my choice, from my I386 directory.

    Unpack them using the

    expand.exe <filename> <output filename>

    Extract the bmp I want to edit from the unpacked file.

    Edit them... then include them into the unpacked file.

    Now repack them up to their original states using the...

    makecab.exe <output filename> <filename>

    Now copy and paste all my modified files back to the I386 directory (overwriting the orginals).

    First bit done.

    Now Extract SP4.CAB and SP3.CAB to a directory of my choice.

    With the files I unpacked earlier I copy and paste them into the directorys containing the files unpacked from SP3.CAB and SP4.CAB. Overwriting the originals.

    Then I used the

    cabarc.exe n sp4.cab *.*

    to repack the cabs.

    Then copy the cabs back to the I386 Directory overwriting the originals.

    A wollah!

    I'm testing it now to see if it will keep my modified bootscreen after installation.

    I'll get back to you if it works.

  2. Ok, found out that if you add it unpacked it will use that screen when restarts occur DURING setup. But once windows is installed its back to the original windows bootscreen.

    This means.. If you want a different boot screen for setup you just have to add your modified ntoskrnl.exe file to the i386 dir.

    Your method above is working... its using my modified bootscreen for setup. Now once setup is finished i'll be able to see if its kept it. :D

  3. Hi, I'm trying to make a boot screen for windows 2000 (well edit the original) So it will load up first restart after installation.

    The files I have are...





    I try to open these files with WinRaR. But error I get is "This is not a valid win32 file".

    So, change the extension to .EXE or .exe respectively.

    Now I can open it in winRaR. Extract the contents.

    If I extract NTOSKRNL.EXE (formally NTOSKRNL.EX_) I get a folder names NTOSKRNL and within the folder is ntoskrnl.exe.

    OK, I use reshacker to change the background image (image 1) sticking to the 4bit 16 colours .BMP format.

    Save the bootscreen.

    Repack the folder with the bootscreen as NTOSKRNL.RAR. Then change the file extension to .EX_ .

    This doesnt work. :(

    What am I doing wrong?!

  4. FFS... WGA, what a pain in the ****

    Slipstreamed SP4.

    Slipstreamed DX9c.

    Intergrate KB891861 (Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4).

    Slipstreamed IE6.

    Intergrate KB842773 (BITS 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1)

    Intergrate KB892130 (Windows Genuine Advantage)

    Intergrate KB893803 (Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable V2)


    Ok, I completed all the above in that order. I done each slipstream/integration seperately.

    Created an ISO then allowed it to install on Virtual Machine 2004.

    The following installed and works fine...

    SP4 (according to system/control p)

    DX9c (according to diaxdiag)

    IE6 (according to About>Help)

    KB842773 (according to windowsupdate.microsoft.com)

    KB893803 (according to windowsupdate.microsoft.com)

    Can you see my problem.

    I used tommyPs prog to intergrate WGA and I've tried both Nlite and TommyPs to intergrate Kb891861. But they never intergrate. ?

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