I tried the suggestion that Phil posted above - worked for me. The splash screen does not come up when I run Sketchup - goes right into the work window. I'm on Windows 10 so my "resource" listing was somewhat different but since you're on Win7 you should see what's displayed in the video.
If you watch that video, it may seem like a lot of steps, but that's because the author is typing the instructions in a notepad window, then running the app, while switching back and forth between notepad and the program.
I followed the steps in the video, but I paused the video as I was performing each of the actions.
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