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Windows 7: Log On Screen - Change

31 May 2009   #130
link8583

Windows 7 RC
 
 

I just updated my application to fix the issue discussed earlier (the 0 byte backgroundDefault making the app crash when started)
It now also remembers the last selected folder.
I didn't have time to do more today.


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31 May 2009   #131
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well once you have everything fixed on it we'll have to give a good second lookover!

That would actually have to nuke the existing files already in the background folder as well as remember the source of the images used.
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01 Jun 2009   #132
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by link8583 View Post
I just updated my application to fix the issue discussed earlier (the 0 byte backgroundDefault making the app crash when started)
It now also remembers the last selected folder.
I didn't have time to do more today.
Thanks for all your efforts. Much appreciated.
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14 Jul 2009   #133
Seith

 
 

thanks, i used the program ~ very user friendly and nice.
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07 Aug 2009   #134
Elrogos

W7 RC
 
 

Hi, I wonder if anyone could help me, here is my problem:

I tried to change the startup background last night as this guide describes, I didnt use any program but the manual method. Downloaded the .reg file, created the folders, etc... it seemed to work with ctrl+alt+del/switch user (did not try restarting the PC); but this morning I started the computer and it wont let me log on Windows as I could not select any user (I have my account and the guest one activated), the avatar images just didnt show no matter how long I waited, the only thing there was the custom background, the "Windows 7 Ultimate" text and the language select upper left corner (wich seemed inactive as I couldnt click on it either).

I ve been trying to solve it in safe mode; it lets me log in this way (showing custom background and all), finally decided to download the "use default" solution, merged the .reg, deleted the folders I previously created, etc... It will now show the default background, but on normal startup wont show the avatars yet :/.

Im gonna try to use the program to change it, but I would really appreciate if anyone nows whats wrong as I formated yesterday and it would be a pain in the *** to re-install and re-download everything again.

FYI:

Windows 7 RC (7100), spanish version
The image i used was resized to 1920x1080 by me, and made sure it was under 256KB (was ~210KB iirc).

Thanks.

EDIT:

Phew, I made back to regular login, this is what I did:

Noticed that on custom image reg there is this key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"UseOEMBackground"=dword:00000001

but on default the key is deleted completely. I manually added it again and set it to 0, the default background appeared and the avatars showed up after 3 seconds.
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09 Sep 2009   #135
link8583

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hello,
I just released the source code of my logon background changer app (I promised that a long time ago!), along with a new release more polished.
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer (Julien-Manici.com)
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09 Sep 2009   #136
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by link8583 View Post
Hello,
I just released the source code of my logon background changer app (I promised that a long time ago!), along with a new release more polished.
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer (Julien-Manici.com)
Program looks even better. Great job.
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09 Sep 2009   #137
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by link8583 View Post
Hello,
I just released the source code of my logon background changer app (I promised that a long time ago!), along with a new release more polished.
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer (Julien-Manici.com)
Thanks mate; yours is the the best one I've seen.
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09 Sep 2009   #138
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You should give this one a good Digg reference as well!
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18 Sep 2009   #139
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

this program worked great for me before. I just reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit RTM, same exact version/install as before but without the 100mb sys reserve partition.

Now when I try to run the program it has an error

EDIT - nevermind I figured out the issue, i didn't have .NET framework 3.5.1 installed. remove post if you want
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