x64MAME - Windows 7 Config


Windows 7 Config (WIP)

  • Set a static IP address with NO gateway or DNS to prevent internet access
  • START-uac - set to bottom option
  • screen resolution 1024x768
  • monitor refresh rate 60hz
  • firewall off
  • services
    • security center disabled
    • windows updatesdisabled
  • set to max performance
  • disable system restore
  • set sounds to none
  • set volume to 100%
  • turn off remote assistance
  • set background to black
  • turn power management off
  • disable program compatibility assistant - gpedit Disable_Program_Compatibility_Assistant.reg
  • uninstall
    • tablet pc components
    • windows gadget platform
  • disable last access time - fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1
  • install
    • video card drivers
    • wifi drivers
    • tightvnc
  • setup windows to log on automatically
    • netplwiz
    • uncheck 'users must enter a username.....'
    • add the login credentials
    • reboot

SSD Disk C


dump all files EXCEPT ROMS and PC games here

run MALA from here too


all roms and PC games live here

Backup of C & D

Windows Tweaks



Take ownership of windows resource files - Right-click on the file and 'Take Ownership'

  • C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winlogon.exe.mui
  • C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dll


Copy the windows resource files to your desktop

  • C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winlogon.exe.mui
  • C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dll


Remove Windows Branding

  • 'Run as Administrator' - C:\Program Files (x86)\Resource Hacker\ResHacker.exe
  • open basebrd.dll on your desktop
  • delete each bitmap resource (click on the bitmap folder on the left, open each item, right click on the numbered file and choose delete).
  • save the file to your desktop

Remove 'Welcome Screen' text


  • 'Run as Administrator' - C:\Program Files (x86)\Resource Hacker\ResHacker.exe
  • open winlogon.exe.mui on your desktop
  • string from the left menu and delete the text from items 63 and 64.
  • save the file to your desktop

Remove the Welcome Screen spinning circle

  • 'Run as Administrator' - C:\Program Files (x86)\Resource Hacker\ResHacker.exe
  • open imageres.dll on your desktop
  • in the bitmaps section on the left menu and delete each one
  • save the file to your desktop


Copy the hacked Windows Resource files to their original location

  • C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winlogon.exe.mui
  • C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dll


  • copy transparentCursor.cur to c:\windows\cursors
  • install transparentcursor.reg
  • set the mouse cursor in control panel to XXTRANSPARENT

Change the Windows Logon Screen

Install and run http://www.julien-manici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/


Change the boot animation

Install and run the Windows 7 Boot Updater http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/

  • change the settings to 'No messages'
  • set a single image or a number of images as an animation

Set shell

  • Regedit HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  • 'Shell' "c:\arcade\mala\mala.exe"


Disable Windows 7 auto recovery menu

  • cmd as administrator
  • bcdedit /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
  • reboot - not power off!!


If you have a power kill switch, you'll need to set the hard drives policy for 'Quick Removal' to avoid disk corruption. There will be a performance hit as it disabled write caching.

  • device manager
  • right click hard drive
  • policies
  • removal policy - quick removal

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