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New Style Setup Billboards Other Images
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As you may have noticed, the prior page simply changed the backgroud, but what about the other images? The Windows logo in the upper left, or the bullets or even the "animated" images at the bottom right will all be covered on this page.

Read the Reference page on compressed files, and save the extracted WINNTBBU.DLL file to a temp directory. Always use the same file version as that of your Windows version. Don't use a SP1 file for a SP2 OS basically.

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» Windows Logo

This section will cover taking care of the Windows Logo in the upper left of the screen.

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  • Open up WINNTBBU.DLL in your resource editor, and select the image you wish to replace. Look below for a table of the corresponding resource numbers and descriptions.

  • Once you have the bitmap resource selected, click the Replace button

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    And select the image you wish to replace it with. If you do not wish to have a logo there (not visible) you have two options:
    • Replace the image with a 1x1 image. This just gives the impression it's not there as only a pixel is displayed.

    • Delete the resource altogether. Select the image to delete, and press the delete button

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  • Once you're done editing the file click the SAVE button

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    The file should be saved as WINNTBBU.DLL in your I386 directory.

  • Once saved, you may exit ResEdit. Go back to the compressed files, and read the section on makecab and do what it says.

  • After using makecab on the WINNTBBU.DLL file, copy BOTH the .DLL and the .DL_ files into your I386 directory, replacing any already there.

Below you will find a table with the descriptions of the logo resource numbers
Resource # Description
100
101
102
The True Color bitmaps used during Windows XP Setup
150
151
152
These appear the same as the above bitmaps, except these have an alpha transperancy. These are used during Windows XP Setup
120
121
122
The True Color bitmaps used during Windows 2003 Setup
160
161
162
These appear the same as the above bitmaps, except these have an alpha transperancy. These are used during Windows 2003 Setup



» Bullets

This section will cover taking care of the text next to the bullets on the left side of the screen.

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  • Open up WINNTBBU.DLL in your resource editor, and select the image you wish to replace. Look below for a table of the corresponding resource numbers and descriptions.

  • Once you have the bitmap resource selected, click the Replace button

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    And select the image you wish to replace it with. If you do not wish to have a logo there (not visible) you have two options:
    • Replace the image with a 1x1 image. This just gives the impression it's not there as only a pixel is displayed.

    • Delete the resource altogether. Select the image to delete, and press the delete button

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  • Once you're done editing the file click the SAVE button

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    The file should be saved as WINNTBBU.DLL in your I386 directory.

  • Once saved, you may exit ResEdit. Go back to the compressed files, and read the section on makecab and do what it says.

  • After using makecab on the WINNTBBU.DLL file, copy BOTH the .DLL and the .DL_ files into your I386 directory, replacing any already there.

Below you'll find the order in which the bullets are displayed. The first image is a task that has been completed, the second is an uncompleted task, and the third is the current task. The resource numbers also go in this order, from low to high.

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Below you will find a table with the descriptions of the logo resource numbers

Resource # Description
104
105
109
The True Color bitmaps used during Windows XP Setup
154
155
156
The 16bit equivalent to the True Color bitmaps for Windows XP Setup
124
125
126
The True Color bitmaps used during Windows 2003 Setup
164
165
166
The 16bit equivalent to the True Color bitmaps for Windows 2003 Setup



» Animated Progress Bar

This section will cover taking care of the progress bar scrolling in the bottom right corner of the screen.

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  • Open up WINNTBBU.DLL in your resource editor, and select the image you wish to replace. Look below for a table of the corresponding resource numbers and descriptions.

  • Once you have the bitmap resource selected, click the Replace button

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    And select the image you wish to replace it with. If you do not wish to have a logo there (not visible) you have two options:
    • Replace the image with a 1x1 image. This just gives the impression it's not there as only a pixel is displayed.

    • Delete the resource altogether. Select the image to delete, and press the delete button

      Unattended XPCD


  • Once you're done editing the file click the SAVE button

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    The file should be saved as WINNTBBU.DLL in your I386 directory.

  • Once saved, you may exit ResEdit. Go back to the compressed files, and read the section on makecab and do what it says.

  • After using makecab on the WINNTBBU.DLL file, copy BOTH the .DLL and the .DL_ files into your I386 directory, replacing any already there.

Below you'll find the order in which the individual images create the animated appearance. Basically, all it does is run through all 4 images, then goes backwards redisplaying the prior ones. So using the below table as an example, it would go: 1,2,3,4,3,2,1 to create illusion of the animated image.

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Below you will find a table with the descriptions of the logo resource numbers

Resource # Description
185
186
187
188
The True Color bitmaps used during Windows XP Setup
189
190
191
192
The 16bit equivalent to the True Color bitmaps for Windows XP Setup
500
501
502
503
The True Color bitmaps used during Windows 2003 Setup
510
511
512
513
The 16bit equivalent to the True Color bitmaps for Windows 2003 Setup


» Finishing Up

  • Read the page on compressed files, and read the section on makecab and do what it says.

  • After using makecab on the WINNTBBU.DLL file, copy BOTH the .DLL and the .DL_ files into your I386 directory, replacing any already there.


» Previewing the Change

You have three options to preview your Background change. Two of which involve using the Windows Setup routine.
  • Use a program by jcarle to preview it. It's called XPreview and requires the .NET Framework to be installed.

    Upon installing the little program, start it up. Click on the File Menu at the top, select Open, and then open your modified WINNTBBU.DLL file. It should then appear in the middle of the program.

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  • After replacing the original files in i386, double click on WINNT32.EXE. This will cause SETUP to initiate. It will stop on the first screen, however, in the back you should see your modifications.

  • Start up a virtual machine and let setup run through untill it reaches the GUI portion, and then you should see your modified backgroud image.

Last updated 2005-12-21 18:59:04 by Unknown
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