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Windows 7: Log On Screen - Change


16 Mar 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Log On Screen - Change

How to Change Log On Screen Background in Windows 7


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16 Mar 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muratus View Post
I was trying this last night when the first post about it came up. I couldn't get it to work.

I tried This way using the download, and still doesn't work.

I'm running 7057 64bit, the only thing that I really see that is differant from the how to's is my resolution is 2560x1600.

Here is a SS of my backgrounds folders.
Hello Muratus,

Is your image over 256 KB in size? If so, it will not work.

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16 Mar 2009   #11
Muratus

Windows 7 Ult 64 bit - RC 7600
 
 

They were 547kb, so I reduced the quality a bit in photoshop got it down to 252kb.
Still not working.
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16 Mar 2009   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Double check to make sure that all images in the folder are below this size, and that you have merged the .reg file to enable this.

You might also try removing the 2560x1600 file as a test to see if it will work with just the backgroundDefault.jpg file. It will be stretched to fit though.
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16 Mar 2009   #13
Muratus

Windows 7 Ult 64 bit - RC 7600
 
 

Yup, everything looks correct.

Here is a SS with the regs editor open to the correct place and correct value & the details of the images in the backgrounds folder.

I've tried setting them to read only also.

Just having the backgroundDefault.jpg didn't work. But it's the same size also.


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Log On Screen - Change-changeloginscreen2.png  
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16 Mar 2009   #14
Muratus

Windows 7 Ult 64 bit - RC 7600
 
 

ok, Just got it. I resized the backgroundDefault.jpg to 1900x1200 and tried it with only that.

IT WORKED. lol

So I'm guessing there is a max size also 2560x1600 images do not work but 1900x1200 works on computers with 2560x1600 resolution.
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16 Mar 2009   #15
DaveTaylor

Windows 7 x64 Build 7127
 
 

I have no info folder
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16 Mar 2009   #16
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveTaylor View Post
I have no info folder

Just create it. Just right click on an empty space within oobe and New-Folder, rename ''info''. Same thing with backgrounds. Inside info, right click, New-Folder, rename ''backgrounds''.
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16 Mar 2009   #17
jimbo45

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

Hi everybody

One caveat with this

If you CHANGE your desktop background (not the LOGON screen BTW -- this is the desktop image in "Personalize") / theme / User picture (the little square box you see by your user name) then you need to re-run the registry fix again otherwise you'll just get the bog standard default logon screen again.

It also fails if you have a "Slideshow" desktop -- pictures changing every 30 mins.
Any good "Scripters" out there

A script which fixes the Registry everytime you change the desktop background would be better or even better still something that stops it being re-set unless you explicitly want it to.

(Note please don't confuse Desktop Backgrond (Wallpaper) with the Logon Screen.)

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Mar 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muratus View Post
ok, Just got it. I resized the backgroundDefault.jpg to 1900x1200 and tried it with only that.

IT WORKED. lol

So I'm guessing there is a max size also 2560x1600 images do not work but 1900x1200 works on computers with 2560x1600 resolution.
Muratus,

I'm happy to hear that you got it working. I thought that it may have had something to do with the 2560x1600 image.
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16 Mar 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi everybody

One caveat with this

If you CHANGE your desktop background (not the LOGON screen BTW -- this is the desktop image in "Personalize") / theme / User picture (the little square box you see by your user name) then you need to re-run the registry fix again otherwise you'll just get the bog standard default logon screen again.

It also fails if you have a "Slideshow" desktop -- pictures changing every 30 mins.
Any good "Scripters" out there

A script which fixes the Registry everytime you change the desktop background would be better or even better still something that stops it being re-set unless you explicitly want it to.

(Note please don't confuse Desktop Backgrond (Wallpaper) with the Logon Screen.)

Cheers
jimbo
Hi Jimbo,

Mine still works even after changing the Desktop Background. It may just not work properly in your 7048 build number.
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