Talk:Windows 8 build 7973 (fbl core2 sid data)

About winload.exe[edit source]

How I need to patch winload.exe to boot an x86 free compile of this build on some (or most) Intel processors with AVX? LazytownSpo4015 (talk) 07:47, 14 March 2023 (UTC)

Um, try this ?

mov eax, cr4  ; 0f20e0

or eax, 20h  ; 83c820 -- Turn on 5th bit, PAE (Physical Address Extension)

mov cr4, eax  ; 0f22e0 -- Store it in CR4

mov eax, cr0  ; 0f20c0

or eax, 80000000h  ; 0d00000080 -- Enable paging

mov cr0, eax  ; 0f22c0

(You may not read it properly)

If this doesn't work, then I don't know what to do. --Shams1917 (talk) 07:55, 14 March 2023 (UTC)

Well, i'm trying, but i don't know which way should i patch that. Can you tell me which program should i use. LazytownSpo4015 (talk) 08:40, 14 March 2023 (UTC)
You will need to use a hex editor to patch winload.exe. Resource Hacker should work, but I didn't use that either. Nonetheless, the easiest way to use this build is to install it on an older computer. I myself installed this build w/o any problems on a computer with Sandy Bridge processor, as SB doesn't have AVX extensions. Older processors (Pentium 4, Nehalem, Athlon 64, Core 2) should also work. Windows logo (2001).svg Bob2204 Arrow.png Click here to begin. Or here. Arrow2.png Talk 09:09, 14 March 2023 (UTC)
Wait, you might want to make a video on how to patch winload.exe of this build. LazytownSpo4015 (talk) 09:55, 14 March 2023 (UTC)
Here are the top 10 hex editors: I don't know which one is the rec. one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shams1917 (talkcontribs)
Oops, forgot to sign. Sorry. --Shams1917 (talk) 09:59, 14 March 2023 (UTC)