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23 Jun 2012   #1

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Remove Arrow on logon screen in windows 7

Hello guys,

Let me first tell you how awesome this site has been over the last couple of days. I have been messing with my computer; had to format 4 times and learned allot

All the info I needed was right here, However now i'm kinda in a pickle.

I'm trying to remove the Arrow key from the logon screen.

My first guess would be its also in the Authui.dll, but thats a dangerous file to go messing about if your not sure ^^.

Now if anyone could tell me I would be ever so greatfull.

Best of regards.



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23 Jun 2012   #2

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You are correct it is in the authui.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 they are in a bitmap folder depending on your DPI setting they could be any of the following that I have highlighted below in the screenshot.
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You will need a resource hacker of some kind to extract the images and edit them and then import them back in.

Then you will need to take ownership, give yourself permission, rename and replace the authui.dll look at post #6 of this thread Basic Networking Information will show you how to do that.
If you need more help with this let me know.
Jerry


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23 Jun 2012   #3

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ooh I see thanks So i need to remove that from the authui.dll ?
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23 Jun 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyanhide View Post
ooh I see thanks So i need to remove that from the authui.dll ?
Yes with a resource hacker of some kind. Then a image editor to edit the images make them transparent, then import the images back in the authui.dll, Then you will need to take ownership, give yourself permission, rename the default authui.dll to authui.bak.dll and copy the authui.dll you edited back in place.
Hint: work on a copy of the authui.dll so you do not harm the default authui.dll
Jerry
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27 Jun 2012   #5

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I see many thanks, sorry for the late response, i have been doing alloot of tweaking lately I haven't gotten to the arrows yet.

Much appreciated
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27 Jun 2012   #6

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You're welcome
Let us know how it turns out.
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