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Windows 7: Windows 7 to officially support logon UI background customization

18 Mar 2009   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Gee? No one liked my creature feature. I couldn't grab a screen showing the logon button while that was simply a quick test with the first jpg file with nothing to do here. The problem that comes up at first is seeing the image you select stuck in one corner until adjusted after at times with the 7000 builds.



Even after setting it to pixel and 1440x900 used here you saw that until a good overwrite.


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18 Mar 2009   #22
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Looks good Ted, I am using that Cat pic as well, if any one wants it you can use my log on screen, just open the Zip and put the folder in the Windows folder and it will make all the necessary folders.

Attachment 6041

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Thanks Mark, I'll have to give it a go later today after work.









Later Ted
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18 Mar 2009   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Thanks Mark, I'll have to give it a go later today after work.

Later Ted
Your welcome Ted.
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18 Mar 2009   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

One way found to avoid needing the use of paint altogether when going to replace one screen for another is to first look at the images to see which ones look closest to your existing screen resolution and renaming the one you choose to simply overwrite the current. The image sees an instant swap without doing anything else!
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19 Mar 2009   #25

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I'll give that one a try on the 32bit side of life here besides having some 347 pages full of logon screens to choose from with the 3rd party tool at WinCustomize: LogonStudio Vista Gallery

Here's how that key looks in the 32bit beta seeing "Background\OEMbackground" as the DWord value there.

DON'T USE LOGON STUDIOVISTA.

Once you've created a picture you can't get rid of it again even if you totally uninstall the program.

It changes system files -- not a good idea.

Use the standard tutorial in these forums to change the logon pic.

You now don't need 3rd party apps for this (especilly those that actually alter Windows System files).

Not saying LOGON VISTA is guilty but "clones" of this program and others that change system files can in some cases be an easy method of injecting trojans / spy / ad / other mal or crapware into a system.

BTW Nighthawk

if you use a VM you can capture the Logon Image via the VM's image / screen capture at logon time (or even the Host machine's capture progrm including the "Bog standard Print Screen").

For example (Bog std Windows 7 X-64 build 7048 logon screen)



Cheers
jimbo


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19 Mar 2009   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

When going to remove LogonStudio Vista you first reapply the 7 default welcome screen. That will remove the custom screen you downloaded from their 300 page selection where you can replace that with the mod.

The format for their screens is not the usual jpg, bmp, png file type there. Instead of seeing "image.3 digit file extension" you see "image.logonstudio" binding it to that program alone. To see a much better look I came across one screen that almost looks like a "7" at the bottom traveling down the information highway.



Simply renaming it to backgroundDefault.jpg and overwriting the previous screen by copy+paste saw that applied without a need to adjust anything. The mod works on the 7000 build well while the LogonStudio has it's place on Vista there at least until someone comes with a tweak for that.
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01 Apr 2009   #27
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windows7 7600 x86
 
 

Mr Grim, Thanks for the zip file, I could not get it for the life of me, now i have something to work with, cause yours worked a charm.
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06 Aug 2013   #28

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
MS should just integrate this into the themes, it seems odd when that screen does not match your theme.
I just found this article this which may be of interest. Specifically the last part about theming.

Windows 7 Background Customization - The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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