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Log On Screen - Change Font

How to Change the Font on the Log On Screen in Windows 7
Published by thomasblake222
24 Jan 2012
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How to Change the Font on the Log On Screen in Windows 7

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This will show you how to change the font of specific items on the logon screen in Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Log on screen
-11800.jpg
Here's How:

1. If you have not already, you will need to download and install Resource Hacker.

2. If you have not already, you will need to take ownership (Option Three at link) of and set permissions to "allow" the Administrators group "full control" of the authui.dll.mui file at the location below.
NOTE: If you do not have an English copy of Windows 7 installed, then you will need to open your language folder instead of en-US.
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.mui
3. Right click on the Resource Hacker shortcut, and click on Run as administrator.

4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

5. In Resource Hacker, click on File and Open. (see screenshot below)
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6. Select All files for "Files of type" at the bottom, navigate to and select the authui.dll.mui file below, and click on Open. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have an English copy of Windows 7 installed, then you will need to open your language folder instead of en-US.
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.mui

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7. In the left pane of Resource Hacker, expand String Table, and 738, to 1033. (see screenshot below)
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8. This is how the fonts work.
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9. The numbers below in Resource Hacker represent the sentences used in Windows 7 log on screens. (see table and screenshot below)
NumberUsed in
11800Message, Short Message, Label, Locked Sub Message, Small Text, LargeText
11801Link, Label, Security Information, Command Links
11802Label, Security Information, Command Links
11803Message Caption, Connect Message

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10. To edit one font, use the guide in step 8 to help. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can change any of the info like the size, the type, the style, and the font.
For example:
11800, "Size;type;style;Font name"

11800, "9;normal;shadow;Segoe UI"


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11. When finshed, click on the Compile Script button. (see screenshot below)
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12. Click on File and Save, then close Resource Hacker. (see screenshot below)
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13. Rename the authui.dll.original.mui file at the location below to prevent getting the Resource Hacker error below at step 12 if you do this tutorial again in the future.
NOTE: If you do not have an English copy of Windows 7 installed, then you will need to open your language folder instead of en-US.
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\authui.dll.original.mui

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Enjoy!







27 Sep 2012   #1
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Tutorial has been resurrected from the dead and updated.


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