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Windows 7 Video Boot

NanWick is introducing a new tool to customize Windows 7 boot animation. This tool allows you to
  • Set a Video File as Windows 7 Boot Screen animation.
  • Set Animation.bmp as Windows 7 Boot Screen animation(Advanced Mode, Described below).
  • It supports video files of formats : .AVI, .MP4, .MKV, .FLV, . 3GP, .MPG, .VOB, .DAT

1.How to set a video file as Windows 7 Boot Screen

    To do this, first open Windows 7 Video boot utility(Fig 1)

It is recommended to take backup before making customizations. It can be done by clicking Backup button.
 (i) Adding Video file : You can insert video file simply by clicking Browse Video File. Video file will be inserted within a minute. You can check video file using the seek bar.
 (ii) Setting It as Boot Screen : Click on Set button to apply it as your Boot Screen animation. It may take several minutes to complete process.

2.How to set Activity Bitmap as Windows 7 Boot Screen (Advanced Mode)

 Before continuing with this mode you need to know what is activity.bmp.It is simply a bitmap image of resolution 200x21000 containing all screens of Windows 7 boot animation.

 Here I've uploaded an example for activity.bmp

You can develop such images by editing this image in Ms Paint or other editing softwares.
There is also a Nice collection of activity.bmp's in a German forum.

Click on Browse File and select an activity.bmp file. Check file using the seek bar and click Set button to apply.

Download Windows 7 Video Boot using following link :

Note : You can also download the portable version directly from here


  1. Looks like a good program, thanks :-)

    Could you fix the broken archive?

  2. Sorry for the broken archive. It is now fixed.
    Thanks for your feedback.

  3. All I get is two errors. First error while starting the program, saying that directory 1 was not found. When I click on the button to continue, the program starts and shows the UI. I made a backup of my original bootscreen. After that I browsed to the new bootscreen AVI file and clicked on SET. Another error message comes up saying that the access to the path was restricted. Once agein I clicked to continue but the bootscreen is still the original one.

    1. Please run this program as "Administrator".

    2. the program still crashing i run it as admin but nothing change it says "System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: No se pudo encontrar el directorio '1'.
      en Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.DeleteDirectoryInternal(String directory, DeleteDirectoryOption onDirectoryNotEmpty, UIOptionInternal showUI, RecycleOption recycle, UICancelOption onUserCancel)
      en Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.FileSystemProxy.DeleteDirectory(String directory, DeleteDirectoryOption onDirectoryNotEmpty)
      en WindowsApplication1.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      en System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
      en System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
      en System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
      en System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)"

      and that is only the firs part of the error

    3. Install 7zip in your PC and then try again.

    4. I have the same problem, and I also can not restore. Instead I get an error message saying that the file already exists.

      See the end of this message for details on invoking
      just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

      ************** Exception Text **************
      System.IO.IOException: The file 'C:\Windows\System32\bootres.dll' already exists.
      at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
      at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite)
      at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.CopyOrMoveFile(CopyOrMove operation, String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName, Boolean overwrite, UIOptionInternal showUI, UICancelOption onUserCancel)
      at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.FileSystemProxy.CopyFile(String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName)
      at WindowsApplication1.Form1.Button5_Click_1(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
      at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
      at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
      at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
      at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
      at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
      at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
      at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

  4. wow u r soooo gud

  5. Need help! how do you set the animation to full screen. Like those starting windows & Microsoft corporation be ignore and the animation i chose would set to full.

  6. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)