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Windows 7: Startup, Background, Shutdown screen...

17 Jan 2011   #1
sam2fish

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Startup, Background, Shutdown screen...

I would like to make all three of these screens the same.

I could do this in the XP-days. Then I used a program called IrfanView. Then you/I made a .jpg picture as a background, Windows would convert it to a .bmp file.

I edited the registers in XP that made the location of that file "Irfanview_Wallpaper.bmp" as the startup and shutdown screen. That way your desktop wallpaper came up way sooner than normal, and stayed up until shutdown.

But it seems Windows-7 doesn't save backgrounds to a .bmp any more, to use it.

This program "Windows 7 Logon Background Changer" will change the startup and shutdown screen, regardless of the size of the picture. But I would like to be able to point it to a default location where the present wallpaper is located.

I'm guessing I'm out of luck in Windows-7, unless someone knows more on this.....?


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18 Jan 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 11082
 
 

Hello Sam,

These screens are all technically called the "Log On" screen. The tutorial below can help show you how to change the background image used for them to what you like. The free program in OPTION ONE does a great job.

Log On Screen - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jan 2011   #3
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam2fish View Post
I would like to make all three of these screens the same.

I could do this in the XP-days. Then I used a program called IrfanView. Then you/I made a .jpg picture as a background, Windows would convert it to a .bmp file.

I edited the registers in XP that made the location of that file "Irfanview_Wallpaper.bmp" as the startup and shutdown screen. That way your desktop wallpaper came up way sooner than normal, and stayed up until shutdown.

But it seems Windows-7 doesn't save backgrounds to a .bmp any more, to use it.

This program "Windows 7 Logon Background Changer" will change the startup and shutdown screen, regardless of the size of the picture. But I would like to be able to point it to a default location where the present wallpaper is located.

I'm guessing I'm out of luck in Windows-7, unless someone knows more on this.....?
I know you can manually specify a logon screen via the mstheme file, so it changes with each theme. But even that copies the image to the "oem logon folder". You either changing the image in the imageres.dll or copy it to the oem folder. No other option. Any app you find will use one method or the other.
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18 Jan 2011   #4
w7tester

W7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It must be possible by changing the picture only.
In the past it was always an image disguised with an extension that doesnt indicate an image.
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18 Jan 2011   #5
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7tester View Post
It must be possible by changing the picture only.
In the past it was always an image disguised with an extension that doesnt indicate an image.
If it is and you find it, then you will be the first.

Good luck.
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19 Jan 2011   #6
sam2fish

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know you can manually specify a logon screen via the mstheme file, so it changes with each theme. But even that copies the image to the "oem logon folder". You either changing the image in the imageres.dll or copy it to the oem folder. No other option. Any app you find will use one method or the other.

Blizarro, I will give this a try....thx
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20 Jan 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I use this:

Log On Screen - Change

A guy
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