Patch to allow Windows 7 install without the hidden partition.

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  1. ttmax

    ttmax MDL Member

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    #61 ttmax, Jan 23, 2011
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    Here they are,

    Offsets for Win7 Rtm :
    x86 version : offset 0x77798h: replace 74 with EB
    x64 version : offset 0x84AC4h: replace 74 with EB

    Win7 with SP1 Rtm :
    x86 version : offset 0x77AF3h: replace 74 with EB
    x64 version : offset 0x84A58h: replace 74 with EB


    Module WINSETUP.DLL taken from "c:\mnt\sources\WINSETUP.DLL" after mounting BOOT.WIM image

    :cool:
     
  2. biatche

    biatche MDL Senior Member

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    what does that do? i don't want that 100mb hidden partition created. is that what it does?
     
  3. ttmax

    ttmax MDL Member

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    Did you read the initial post of this thread ?
     
  4. vois

    vois MDL Novice

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    I always done it with this guide,and have noproblem with Windows Loader without 2.1 slic, It is faster and simply,without modify win dvd.
     
  5. oraculo

    oraculo MDL Novice

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    could someone help me?

    I need a patch for WINSETUP.DLL
    I need a partition reserved for system 500mb
    I will incorporate the hidden partition on wimre ..
     
  6. zaino

    zaino MDL Novice

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    could you please post the files for sp1? I have no idea how to hex edit them. Please.
     
  7. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Can someone send me x64 DLL? I'll patch and UL both 32 and 64 bit but I only need 64. You need an x64 disc to get the x64 version.

    MD5 of 32 bit version is:60BAF54140419245E30F6BC5FDFB86BF so x64 should be different.
     
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  8. Gremo

    Gremo MDL Junior Member

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    I cannot get the part when you say "If you choose next you will get the normal partition layout with the hidden partition. But if you click Drive Options (advanced) you can create a partition using the whole disk and the hidden partition will not be forced upon you.". Isn't this the normal behavior without the patched winsetup.dll?

    It is the same explained here: mydigitallife.net/2009/01/09/how-to-avoid-200mb-hidden-system-partition-from-been-created-during-windows-7-installation/ (point #2) when it says "If possible, try to create all the necessary partition(s) and format the partition(s) before attempting to install Windows 7."

    Am i wrong? :confused:
     
  9. zaino

    zaino MDL Novice

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    I jsut sent you a PM with the winsetup.dll from windows 7 64 bit sp1 RTM.
     
  10. Sliden

    Sliden MDL Junior Member

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    #71 Sliden, Mar 15, 2011
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    Thanks for this patched files.
     
  11. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    Hi, hope I understood you correctly, feel free to correct me if I'm talking about something else.... If you don't want the hidden partition, don't allow Windows to format. Use other means like 3rd party or the manufactures tool.
     
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  12. urie

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    You don't need to use 3rd party tools

     
  13. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    Hi, 3rd party or the way mentioned, both methods are effortless and require minimal skills..... no pain either way. Paragon is the only tool I'll use personally, never Windows.
     
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  14. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    added winsetup patcher for Windows 7 SP1
     
  15. sedmi

    sedmi MDL Novice

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    Installing Windows 7 without hidden / Reserved Partition (100 MB) - other working option
    1. Highlight the drive where you want to install Windows 7 and click on "Advanced"
    2. If it is a new drive, create a new Partition(Windows will create the 100MB Partition in addition to your new Partition)
    3. Delete your newly created Partition, and leave the 100 MB Partition!
    4. Select 100 MB Partition AND confirm to Extend it!!
    Note:
    If for some reason it does not work immediatelly, i.e. windows start to install, cancel installation!
    Then you have option to start installation again and you have Reserved (100 MB) and the other Partition displayed
    Now you can delete the other Partition and extend the Reserved one (confirm to extend it)

    This works 100%, and you will have just one Partition after Windows 7 are installed
    When you start your new windows 7 it shows your local disk with name System Reserved(You can change it)

    sedmi
     
  16. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    The patch also has a SLIC injector, where is that in your instructions?

     
  17. sedmi

    sedmi MDL Novice

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    Hello,
    I have not omitted anything in my post
    perhaps I would have to specify explicitly that what I have written works when making win 7 installation from original/nonmodified DVD media. It is only about installing - not activating
    hope this is clear now
    And I confirm that what I have written I have tested
    1. in vmware/virtual windows
    2. on a real hardware
    and it worked without a problem
    Regards, sedmi
     
  18. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    I was not asking for help when I started this thread, please do not post recipes on how to re-size, partition with 3rd party
    software, or use diskpart or any other rube goldberg contraption you discovered, this thread is about patching winsetup.dll
    everything else is off topic.
     
  19. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    I was not asking for help when I started this thread, please do not post recipes on how to re-size, partition with 3rd party
    software, or use diskpart or any other rube goldberg contraption you discovered, this thread is about patching winsetup.dll
    everything else is off topic.

    thanks...