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Windows 7: Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding

Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding

How To Change or Remove the Windows 7 Log On Screen Text Branding
Published by Dridzz
25 Oct 2009
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Hey all I think everybody knows how to change the logon screen background according to Brinks tutorial:

Log On Screen - Change

Well, this tutorial will help show you how to change or remove the log on screen text branding in Windows 7.
Note   Note
You can remove after install, but I don't know if you can edit/replace it after installation. I did managed to replace it before installation modifying the install.wim file.

EXAMPLE: Log On Screen
Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding-win7b-login.jpg

Here's How:
1. In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd and take ownership of the basebrd.dll file.

2. If you do not already have reshacker or restorator installed, then download and install one of them or a program like them.
3. In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd and open the basebrd.dll file with reshacker, restorator, or etc.
4. Navigate to the bitmap folder and delete it.
NOTE: You can also edit or replace this BMP file as well to change the log on screen text branding.
Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding-123456.png
5. When you restart the computer next time, the text branding will be gone on the log on screen.
Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding-edited.png
And DONE Hope you guys like it

25 Oct 2009   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


So that's how it's done! I see no reason to remove the logo and version but I'm willing to admit when I'm wrong. I posted link to this on that other thread.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 64bit

I have tried this, and tells me I am unable to save, and I am logged in as the administrator
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

I tried it also, and it need "restorator", it doesn't seem to want to work with "reshacker".

I got the trial version of restorator - Download Trial Version - Restorator - Bome Software ran it, did the change, saved it, and good to go. (Once you have made the change, you can remove restorator trial)

Don't forget to take ownership of the ".dll" before you try to make the changes.

Take Ownership Shortcut

(Thank you Mr. GRim)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 baby ! : D

hmmm it doesn't seem to work for me whenever I try and delete it says something like access is denied, even though I'm the Admin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Take Ownership Shortcut. You need to take ownership of the files, its something new with 7. the Address at the beginning takes you to a way to make a shortcut to take ownership when you right click a file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7232

Reshacker didn't work for me either so i downloaded Restorator Trial and it worked like a charm.....Thnx Dridzz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600

what can be replaced with a name? :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

reshaker beta worked great for this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Ok now, I replaced it with a BMP img. But the new image does not appear, why???
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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