nag patches.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nononsence, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. nononsence

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    #1 nononsence, Oct 26, 2009
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    I did this just for fun, I wanna see how long Windows will run in notification
    mode. really what happens if you dont activate will the OS bug you till
    you cant stand it anymore and buy it, or????

    so I patched all the nags that I could find

    calc.exe - nag removed
    mspaint.exe - nag removed
    notepad.exe - nag removed
    PhotoViewer.dll - nag removed
    shell32.dll - control panel nag removed
    slui.exe - no wallpaper change, activation wizard on logon removed, taskbar balloon removed
    systemcpl.dll -activation info removed
    user32.dll - watermark removed
    wordpad - nag removed
    Windows Update - working

    the shell32 patch breaks the trust info for that file so I have also turned off
    UAC to avoid UAC nags when moving system files around.

    this is just and experiment and is not an activation hack, the system will
    run in nongenuine/notification mode once the trial period expires.

    normaly I install the OS with the date set back two months set if forward
    wait for the nags to start apply the patch, and wait to see what else will
    break.

    it is best to install/uninstall the patchs from safe mode or you may run into locked file problems

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  2. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    ill try it :cool:
     
  3. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    I re-uploaded with tweeked scripts to deal with busy files when running
    the unpatch script
     
  4. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    it seems to work fine :D i uninstalled the key and everything was nagging before the patch and its all gone now
     
  5. 22TKD

    22TKD MDL Novice

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    wait for your result
     
  6. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    it looks like I missed the balloon from the taskbar it just poped up on both
    of my test machines.
     
  7. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    i havent seen that yet ill try making. it pop up right now :eek:
     
  8. nononsence

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    I may have just gotten it will have to wait and see, you know how to make
    it pop up?
     
  9. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    i changed a registry entry a long time ago ill try and find which one it was
     
  10. nononsence

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    #10 nononsence, Oct 26, 2009
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    I saw it when, I dissassembled slui.exe

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\

    enableballoontips?

    the key seems to dissapear when you click on the balloon.

    I just re-upped with a possible fix for the balloon tips nag.

    Comparing files orig_slui.exe and TEST_MOD_SLUI.EXE
    00008BA4: 74 EB
    00009241: 8B C2
    00009242: FF 10
    00009243: 55 00
    000093E0: 8B C2
    000093E1: FF 30
    000093E2: 55 00
    0000E329: 8B C2
    0000E32A: FF 04
    0000E32B: 55 00
    0000F9FE: 8B C2
    0000F9FF: FF 0C
    0000FA00: 55 00
     
  11. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    that might be it i cant remember for sure :confused:
     
  12. PAYMYRENT

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    i had to unpatch it notepad died completely
     
  13. nononsence

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    bspatch is not very smart it will repatch the same file again if you are not careful
    which will make it crash.

    and my install / uninstall scripts are not very good
     
  14. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    alright im putting it all back together now through sfc /scannow :p
     
  15. PAYMYRENT

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation

    ActivationInterval

    is what i changed to get rid of the slui nagging if you or anyone else could tell me the original value that would be great.
     
  16. fiveofseven

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    The original value is 900000 (decimal).
     
  17. nononsence

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    v0.2 seems to have killed the taskbar balloon, been running 3 hours
    without a nag after removing the product key.
     
  18. PAYMYRENT

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    @fiveofseven

    thanks for the info
    i put the max value it would accept and it took almost 6 hours for it to show a taskbar balloon

    @nononsence

    ill try that one here in a little bit
     
  19. nononsence

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    its been over 24 hours without a balloon from the taskbar.

    the best way to install/uninstall is to reboot and then do nothing else
    but run the script. else you can get open file problems.
     
  20. Alphawaves

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    Great this is cool..

    Alfa:);)
     
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