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Windows 7: How to troubleshoot authui.dll issues with removing user frame


26 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to troubleshoot authui.dll issues with removing user frame

I'm working on removing the user picture and frame from the login screen, and for some reason following the exact instructions hasn't worked -- I continue to get the black screen and having to restore the original file.

I'm not really sure what is going wrong. I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional, but from what I've read it sounds like only replacing authui.dll in System32 is sufficient.

I've been making the changes to the file in Resource Hacker, hitting "Compile Script" at the top for each of the 3 pages to modify, and then saving the file as authui.dll. I took ownership of the original file, but what I found easier was to boot into the System Repair tools and use the command prompt to copy the new file over the old one. Still though, when I reboot I have the same issue of the black screen.

Any suggestions? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or if there's a way to find out why it's not working quite right.

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26 Jul 2012   #2

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Look at Post #23 Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen Danny has a authui.dll already done that removes the picture frame.

Look at Post #6 of this thread Basic Networking Information it will show you how to take ownership give yourself permission and how to rename and replace a system file.
Jerry
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26 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Wow thanks! That worked great. I wonder what I was doing wrong.
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26 Jul 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hb1547 View Post
Wow thanks! That worked great. I wonder what I was doing wrong.
You're Welcome
It's hard to say what went wrong before, but you got it now.
Be sure to go to that thread and say thanks to Danny.
Jerry
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