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Windows 7: Log On Screen - Change


16 Mar 2009   #20
jimbo45

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

Hi there checked again on another machine

Yes it's definitely a Defect in 7048 -- however I'm not changing desktops too often so this I can live with.

(Actually the standard logon screen in 7048 isn't too hideous but it's nice being able to customize it easily).

Cheers
jimbo

Now for Monday night "Footie" (Soccer and some glasses of Scotch.

Thanks for all the info -- great board this one.


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16 Mar 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nope, you had it almost correct Jimbo. It's when you change themes is when the log on screen goes back to default. I added a warning under OPTION ONE for a workaround for this.
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16 Mar 2009   #22
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can use Local Group policy instead of the registry to enable this setting:
Computer Configuration: Administrative Templates: All Settings
Always use custom logon background = Enable

I had found this when first looking to change the background but it never said what folder it looked at to set the background.
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16 Mar 2009   #23
Night Hawk

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

No go with the 7000 build here. Apparently even after removing the LogonStudio Vista program and resetting the dword value back to 1 since that was found reset the logon screen placed by the LSV tool remains. I'll make an attempt at using that to reset the default flying fish and then reinstalling after looking over the group policy idea.

Type group policy at the Start>search line to see "edit group policy" on the first link.



Once you select the item under administration>system>logon double click on it and change from the not configured to enable tick to see...

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16 Mar 2009   #24
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

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.
Folders are correct and i will assume the registry is correct, so the only other thing to check is to make sure the pic is not larger than 256 kb.
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16 Mar 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
You can use Local Group policy instead of the registry to enable this setting:
Computer Configuration: Administrative Templates: All Settings
Always use custom logon background = Enable

I had found this when first looking to change the background but it never said what folder it looked at to set the background.
Very nice find Loki. The reg file downloads have been updated to include the below entries. I have tested this, and the log on screen no longer changes when the theme is changed.

+ rep

Code:
ENABLE:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"UseOEMBackground"=dword:00000001
 
____________________________________________________________
 
DISABLE:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"UseOEMBackground"=-
Shawn

P.S.
Can one of you guys make sure that Rafael gets this information as well. It seems his site will not load for me to let him know.
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16 Mar 2009   #26
Night Hawk

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

That will be a big help right off. Since this is something totally new for the new OS it takes a litle time to get everything worked out.
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18 Mar 2009   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The reg file downloads have been updated to include the below entries. I have tested this, and the log on screen no longer changes when the theme is changed.
Hello Shawn.


I just wanted to say that I've been using John’s Background Switcher « John’s Adventures instaed of "slideshow"; and it hasen't changed the custom logon image; so far so good.

Thanks!







Later Ted
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18 Mar 2009   #28
jimbo45

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Nope, you had it almost correct Jimbo. It's when you change themes is when the log on screen goes back to default. I added a warning under OPTION ONE for a workaround for this.

Hi there -- I was going to modify my post -- but you've done it for me.

Thanks

I don't change the theme very often but if I do your option 1 is fine.

BTW removing completely Logon Vista Studio is a pain -- I opted for the "Easy way" - just restored an Image -- 15 Mins using Acronis Workstation True Image. (Some people have probs with this because they forget sometimes a hidden partition -- If you get a BSOD after restoring an image just insert your W7 install disk and go to "Repair system" -- it will "Mend" the boot manager -- that's what is usually broken when you fail to restore that partition as well.

Even if you remove logon Vista studio any login pics you created are STILL there so the best thing is to "Clean" your system with a restore.

(Another good reason for taking plenty of backups before messing around - especially with this type of stuff).


Cheers
jimbo
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18 Mar 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Jimbo,

Yeah, that's why I dislike modifying system files like the way Logon Vista Studio does. The way Windows 7 allows now is much better.

Thanks to Loki, I have updated the tutorial so that the theme issue is no longer a issue.
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