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Sure the Windows 7 logon screen is prettier than the old "press CTRL+ALT+DEL to Logon" but who says you can't spice it up with a photo of your cat?
Microsoft allows PC manufacturers to change the Windows 7 logon screen with their own branding, but we can use the same technique just about any image.”
Just open the registry editor (WIN+R, regedit, enter) and browse to H_Key_Local_Machine, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Authentication, LogonUI, and Background. Double click OEMBackground and change the value to 1.
Now open your System32 folder (Usually in C:\Windows) and browse to oobe, and then info. Create a new folder called "backgrounds".
In there put a jpeg of your choosing and rename it to backgroundDefault.jpg. This file must be under 256 KB. You might want to use an image editor to ensure the picture is either the same resolution of your monitor or the same aspect ratio since it will be stretched to fill the screen.
Alternatively you can simply download Luike Payne's Logon Screen Rotator which does all the work for you. Feed it a folder full of images and it will display a different one each time you logon.
about 7 hours ago
Follow along with @BenHeck as he wraps up his mini Raspberry Pi gaming console, which you can WIN. Watch: https://t.co/4D55BQ0qkO
about 8 hours ago
RT @DiscoveryComm: @Revision3 and @TechStuffHSW's @JonStrickland share news and insights from @e3Expo #E32013 http://t.co/aNAHqFoLnE
about 9 hours ago
Watch the @Rev3Games crew haze @Scott_Bromley at E3: http://t.co/B1g7K8O4oS
about 10 hours ago
For a mere $250K, you too can go to space with Brad Pitt. Take a look at Richard Branson's space airport: http://t.co/rMSHUtokIy
about 12 hours ago
RT @TestTube: The facts you know about George Washington could be completely false: http://t.co/Baij4xqGG0 Let us clear up some common misc…
Happy Father's Day! We're big Game of Thrones fans and we're really glad Joffrey isn't our son (or dad, yikes): https://t.co/x7EDdupMyz