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Windows 7: Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen

08 Jul 2012   #31
avatar1337

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh I have to show my login screen now

and here is the image I am using:

close up:



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26 Jul 2012   #32
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Danny 1 more happy member because your .dll
How to troubleshoot authui.dll issues with removing user frame
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28 Jul 2012   #33
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Danny 1 more happy member because your .dll
How to troubleshoot authui.dll issues with removing user frame
Glad its still coming in useful
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30 Aug 2012   #34
KaiserBeel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

guys i need some help. i have tried to do this but windows won't let me copy the files into the system32 folder. even when i try it in cmd i just won't let me. i get an error saying that it doesn't have access to the file because it's in use by an other proces. i really don't know how to fix this and i really want the picture frame gone.

Edit: fixed it by stopping the explorer.exe
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30 Aug 2012   #35
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello KaiserBeel and welcome

First you need to ownership and grant your user account full control over the origional authui.dll - Take Ownership Shortcut then rename it to something like authui.dll_Bak.
Then just copy your edited .dll or the one I have provided to the system32 folder and reboot.

Another option and what I prefer is to use a live bootable cd to access and replace the system files whilst windows isn't running, that way you don't need to mess around with permissions. I use Hiens boot cds mini xp mode to just copy my altered files over to the windows installation whilst it isnt running - Download Hiren Burn it to disk or usb and boot from it into mini xp mode and just swap the files over.

Danny
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30 Aug 2012   #36
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KaiserBeel View Post
guys i need some help. i have tried to do this but windows won't let me copy the files into the system32 folder. even when i try it in cmd i just won't let me. i get an error saying that it doesn't have access to the file because it's in use by an other proces. i really don't know how to fix this and i really want the picture frame gone.
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Besides Danny way above which is a good way of doing it look at this,
To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Jerry
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30 Aug 2012   #37
KaiserBeel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello KaiserBeel and welcome

First you need to ownership and grant your user account full control over the origional authui.dll - Take Ownership Shortcut then rename it to something like authui.dll_Bak.
Then just copy your edited .dll or the one I have provided to the system32 folder and reboot.

Another option and what I prefer is to use a live bootable cd to access and replace the system files whilst windows isn't running, that way you don't need to mess around with permissions. I use Hiens boot cds mini xp mode to just copy my altered files over to the windows installation whilst it isnt running - Download Hiren Burn it to disk or usb and boot from it into mini xp mode and just swap the files over.

Danny
Thanks for the help, apperantly i had to stop the explorer.exe to fix it. and thanks for explaining the hiens boot cds mini xp thingy it looks like something i could use in the future.

Do you know how to make the user name and the other user button dissapear?
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30 Aug 2012   #38
KaiserBeel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KaiserBeel View Post
guys i need some help. i have tried to do this but windows won't let me copy the files into the system32 folder. even when i try it in cmd i just won't let me. i get an error saying that it doesn't have access to the file because it's in use by an other proces. i really don't know how to fix this and i really want the picture frame gone.
Welcome to the Seven Forums

Besides Danny way above which is a good way of doing it look at this,
To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Jerry
i had already did that before i got the error that i couldn't change the file in system32 but thanks anyway
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30 Aug 2012   #39
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I've looked at this before and couldn't find out how to do it apart from logging in without a password which defeats the object as it will skip the logon sceen totally.
Bongo may be able to help with that though, sure he will look back in.

Danny
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30 Aug 2012   #40
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KaiserBeel View Post

Do you know how to make the user name and the other user button dissapear?
Sorry I would know how to do that either, other than I have read if you remove the username you will not be able to boot your computer I don't know if this is a fact or not but I have read it.
Jerry
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