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Windows 7: logon screens

24 Mar 2009   #1

win 7 ( 64 bit)
logon screens

looking for some help here on changing the logon screen each time i logon.
here's what i put together

echo off
move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\1

move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\3\backgroundDefault.jpg C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\2\backgroundDefault.jpg C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\3

move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\1\backgroundDefault.jpg C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\2

is there a easier way of doing this ?
thanks scrooge
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25 Mar 2009   #2

Windows XP in 1, and Windows 7 in 2

it kindof depends on your definition of easier, i do it by putting the background i want in I:\windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds then the file name is backgroundDefault.jpg, but i only was able to achieve this after making a change in the registry, i don't know if this makes it any easier, but it works really easily for me. plus i made a shortcut to it so i dont have to navigat those files everytime.
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25 Mar 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Have you looked at this Log On Screen - Change
Worked slick for me.

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25 Mar 2009   #4

win 7 ( 64 bit)

what i'm doing is making the logon screen change each time i logon. the text lines
are from a batch file i made and put it in the start menu so it changes each time.
it works fine the way i have it setup so i guess i'll just leave it the way it is..

thanks scrooge
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25 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was going to do it basically like you by moving the background picture, but decided to store 12 pictures in the folder and just have a script do a rename that is run by task scheduler. At some point I might think of another way to do it and try that but I like the rename way for now. To each his own way on the path...
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31 Mar 2009   #6

Windows XP in 1, and Windows 7 in 2

whoa, sounds awesome. im new to htis computer stuff, ive been in it for less than 2 years, and i have no idea how do that kinda stuff, but it sounds awesome, and if i could i would:)
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