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Windows 7: Logon Screen User Picture Frame


03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Logon Screen User Picture Frame

Does anyone know if there is a way to change the user picture frame on the logon screen, similar to the way you would change it on the start menu?

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04 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Oh wait... no. :/

The only way I know how to do it is by going to to Start> Control Panel> User Accounts and Family Safety> User Accounts> Change your picture

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04 Nov 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That will change the picture Reckless

Not sure of this changes the frame on the logon screen as well

Windows 7 User Picture Frame Changer : Change Your User Picture Frame With One Click | door2windows

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04 Nov 2012   #4

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They are in the authui.dll in C:\Windows\System32 and if you have 64 bit system it will also be in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 both need edited. Use copy's of the authui.dll to edit.
They are in a Bitmap folder look at screenshot for bitmap #s there is 1 .png in the Image folder to. I edited them all to make sure I got it.
You will need to use a resource hacker of some kind to export/import the bitmap and png images and a image editor.
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To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

If you need help let me know.
Jerry


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04 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hm. Yea I've installed a different logon screen in general and took ownership of the .dll file and all that works fine, but the frame of the user picture stays as default, whereas the frame of the user picture in the start menu is actually still the way I customized it.
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05 Nov 2012   #6

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Now I am confused do you want to change the picture frame on the logon screen or in the start menu?

Jerry
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05 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I want to change the picture frame in the logon screen, becuase I want it to match the custom logon screen I installed.
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05 Nov 2012   #8

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Did you edit all the images shown in post #4?

Jerry
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05 Nov 2012   #9

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I did some testing and got this (look at screenshots for image #s) with 2 accounts I got dark red and orange (not seen when you hoover or bongo it turns to green and test turns to pink)
when you get to logon it's red.

Jerry
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06 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok Thanks Jerry I'll try the resource hacker.
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