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Windows 7: Customize Welcome/Logon screen

26 Oct 2009   #1

Window 7 Pro
Customize Welcome/Logon screen

Hi folks

Has anyone found a way to change the "Welcome" screen without downloading a "fix" from the inet?

I've tried creating a jpeg (the correct size) in windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds (saved as defaultBackground) and making a chage in the registry to:
HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Authentication>LogonUI>Background... Key OEMBackground value 1 ... but to no avail.

What is interesting is that the original MS background file ((bitmap) in system 32\oobe) that is the welcome screen has security permissions on it .... with Adminstrators only having Read/Read and Execute ONLY... O.O

TrustedInstaller has full rights to it .

Any suggestions?

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by olskoo11 View Post
saved as defaultBackground
Change the file name to: backgroundDefault

Also I noticed after my first reboot that the reg key value changed from 1 to 0 and I had to set it back to 1 again. Not sure why that happened.
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Window 7 Pro

Hi Disk

Name chage worked, thank you.
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13 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate OEM Version

How did you change the file name? "Access Denied" is what i obtain... :-/
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14 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)

You might need to take ownership of the file. See this tutorial
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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