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Windows 7: Ease of Access Center - Add or Remove from Logon Screen

Ease of Access Center - Add or Remove from Logon Screen

How to Add or Remove "Ease of Access Center" from Windows 7 Log On Screen
Published by kookster
06 Mar 2010
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How to Add or Remove "Ease of Access Center" from Windows 7 Log On Screen

information   Information
On the log in screen at the bottom left there is a button called the Ease of Access button, if you do not want this button just follow this tutorial.

warning   Warning
If you do not follow this tutorial exactly you will most likely have to do a system restore!!!




OPTION ONE
Remove Ease of Access button
1. Take ownership of the file c:/windows/system32/authui.dll

2. Open the file c:/windows/system32/authui.dll in Resource Hacker.

3. In Resource Hacker go to the location: UIFILE/12400/1033:

4. Copy all of the code from UIFILE/12400/1033 into a blank text file:

5. Find the following line in your code:

<if id = "atom(Accessibility)">



6. Delete it and everything after it until:
NOTE: Make sure not to leave a blank line where you deleted the code.

<if id = "atom(ToggleTabletKeyboard)">

7. Copy the code from the text document back to Resource Hacker and make sure there is a blank line of code at the very bottom of the code. Then select Compile Script.

8. Repeat steps 5-8 above for location UIFILE/12401/1033 and UIFILE/12402/1033.
warning   Warning
DO NOT JUST COPY AND PASTE THE SAME CODE INTO ALL THREE!!


9. Save the file as authui - new.dll onto your desktop.

10. Copy the file authui - new.dll to c:/windows/system32

11. Start the program Task Manager, and Notepad

12. Using Task Manager end the process explorer.exe:

13. Using notepad go to file/open:

14. Browse to c:/windows/system32/ make sure to have All Files selected:

15. Rename the file authui.dll to authui - backup.dll

16. Rename the file authui - new.dll to authui.dll

17. Push the keys: Ctrl+Alt+Del

18. Select Log off

19. Select Log on

20. Done






OPTION TWO
Restore Ease of Access button
1. Start the program Task Manager, and Notepad

2. Using Task Manager end the process explorer.exe:

3. Using notepad go to file/open:

4. Browse to c:/windows/system32/ make sure to have All Files selected:

5. Rename the file authui.dll to authui - new.dll

6. Rename the file authui - backup.dll to authui.dll

7. Push the keys: Ctrl+Alt+Del

8. Select Log off

9. Select Log on

10. Done



OPTION THREE
Manual System Restore
1. Turn on or restart the computer.

2. Press and tap the F8 key about every second until you see the screenshot below.
Note   Note
If the Windows startup logo appears, you will need to repeat steps 1 and 2 again.


3. Select the option: Repair Your Computer then press Enter.


4. Select your keyboard language preferences and click on Next:


5. Select your user name and type in the password, and then click on OK.

6. Select Command Prompt:

7. Type the first of the following commands in command prompt, followed by pushing the Enter key. Then repeat for the next command.
c:
cd windows
cd system32

del authui.dll
ren "authui - backup.dll" authui.dll



8. Close command prompt, then click on the Restart button.

9. Windows should now be reverted back.


12 Apr 2010   #1
kevin1988

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Did not work

Hey, I followed the steps above precisely and it did not work. It was strange, it comes back with explorer, but ctrl+alt+del does not work and there is no "shut down" text when I click my start orb. Then after about 15-20 seconds I just get a black screen. It continues to be a black screen when I reboot. Any idea why it is not working?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2010   #2
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

sounds like what happened to me the first time, did you copy the code into notepad or just change it in the Resource Hacker?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #3
WolvenArrow

Windows 7
 
 

I have followed this method plenty of times on windows 7 x64, but doesn't work only black screen with just the cursor, i have changed the SysWow64 authui.dll as well so it matches the same as the system32 authui.dll, however still the black screen, hmmm. Worked straight away when i did this method on windows 32-bit though.

Any able to get this customization to work with x64?
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05 Aug 2011   #4
thaicook

Windows 7
 
 

I just got the black screen whilst trying to do this change and there's nothing I can do to reverse the black screen, I've got no task manager appearing, nothing

I have tried starting my PC with my windows disc in but it won't boot, I just keep on getting a message saying something like 'components missing', I can't remember the exact message and now my computer is in a bag waiting to go to the fixer in the morning.

I had done this action before on an older computer and didn't have any problems.

This time I followed all of the instructions properly but when I go to stage '17. Push the keys: Ctrl+Alt+Del' my screen just went black, any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2011   #5
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I did this tweak to 2 64 bit machines and one 32 bit machine so it does work, but I have not tried it lately so there might be a incompatiblity with a update perhaps, but its more likely you messed something up very simple. It took me 6 tries to get this right. If you edit one of the files incorrectly by leaving even a space it will not work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thaicook View Post
This time I followed all of the instructions properly but when I go to stage '17. Push the keys: Ctrl+Alt+Del' my screen just went black, any ideas?
You can just restart your computer instead of logging off. Now why the log off screen is going black im not sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2011   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Worked fine for me Thankyou

Danny
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30 Nov 2011   #7
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

8. Repea the steps 5-8 for location UIFILE/12401/1033 and UIFILE/12402/1033.

Typo, not a big one but I thought you might like to correct it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Joe. Typo corrected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good idea, but 20 steps may cause some noob to brick their system. Is it possible to make a .bat file or reg hack to do this? Just curious.
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