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amit_talkin

My New Changed Setup Screens of Vista

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Would someone please help me out.

I just don't get it. After 3 days of confusion :wacko:

All I want to do is just change the background image

from boot.wim, so that when I run the setup

it will be my custom background instead of Vista's default.

I'm not planning to do unattended or other complicated

installs, just a simple background change.

It would be great is anyone of you can give a step by step tutorial on this.

Thank you very much!

Edited by 123321

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i have modify the file "spwizimg.dll" for a new background image.

the bitmap ist in 517.

you must mount the boot.wim and the file is in the source directory. :sneaky:

Edited by baywatch

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The file "spwizimg.dll" is in the \sources directory on the DVD but if you change the 517 bitmap it just works with upgradading vista not by booting dvd.

And this file is not in boot.wim so there must be an another file ! ?

Edited by stellarzork

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i have modify the file "spwizimg.dll" for a new background image.

the bitmap ist in 517.

you must mount the boot.wim and the file is in the source directory. :sneaky:

I've already edit my "spwizimg.dll" file.

What you are saying is all you have to do is mount the

"spwizimg.dll" file to boot.wim and that's it?

If that is I'll go back and try again.

And this file is not in boot.wim so there must be an another file ! ?

Do you mind tell me how do I see the contents inside the boot.wim file?

I've tried to use the WAIK tools. I selected the boot.wim and

WAIK told me to chose either LongHorn or WinPE. I've tried both and

when it was creating a catalog and during half way a error message pops up

saying I don't have "read/write priviledges". It's even the same when

I've tried it in the "secret Administrator" account.

Is there something that I've got to do before I can see the contents inside

the boot.wim file like with ImageX?

I've got Windows Vista Ultimate the 64bit Edition.

Thanks

Edited by 123321

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I'm don't work, I have used this procedure:

mount boot.wim, and select longhorn

in soucers edit spwizimg.dll replace 517.bmp and saved dll

unmount boot.wim........but and like if you had not made the modification ...... 517 bmp remains originates them.

mistake perhaps to unmount the boot.wim?

Thank !!!

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umount must be accompanied by /commit switch 2 imagex

the change in boot.wim's "spwizimg.dll" reflect only wen booting from dvd

for starting install from windows u must change the same in sources dir of dvd root

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Ok it works. I didn't understand.

It's because I put 1 instead of 2 with the imagex mount command.

imagex /mountrw e:\vista\sources\boot.wim 2 g:\vista2

And then in the sources folder there is the spwizimg.dll that I have modified and it works whith a bootable DVD.

Thx to all.

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@ Innocent Devil Thank very much !!

:thumbup

Edited by lello

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Yes! Finally I got it to work!

Thanks all! :thumbup

One more question...

Is there a way to make that front window transparent, so that I can see

the custom background that's behind it?

If so what programs should I use?

Thanks!

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Here's my entry -lol

Modded autorun with background image.

Installs my fav- applications on 1st logon.

screennt3.th.jpg

Similar to WPI but much much smaller and own-made :rolleyes:

HJW

Edited by HJW

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I replaced the bmp file with my custom one with a size of 1x1px because I thought by

doing that all I'm removing is that stupid window which is blocking my nice background.

Instead of just removing that window it has also remove buttons in

order for me to to install Vista! e.g. Where the f*** is the I agree check box?! LOL :rolleyes:

Then I realize instead of changing that background in the back, why not

just change the one in the front. So that's what I did.

The back image is 517, the front one is 516.

As for resizing the Windows size, I'll take a look at that.

Thanks for the info. :)

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HJW,

I am very interested in your post installer app, Would you care to share? That looks awesome!!

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I am very interested in your post installer app, Would you care to share? That looks awesome!!

It's custom build and setup for my system especially, so sharing wouldnt make much sense since it wouldnt work 100% at other systems.

I made the application with an autorunbuilder. So I suggest you look into that to make something similar. :thumbup

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