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Wish I could change the 7 logon screen, tried several ways.


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#1 Johnny From Kentucky

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Greetings..thanks for your help.
I am using Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I want to change my Windows 7 logon screen (not my desktop background)
Presently, I have the default flower or something...I want to man it up a bit!

Now, I have tried at least 5 times using this method to no avail:

1.)Open the Registry Editor. Click the Windows “Start” button, type “regedit” into the Search box and press “Enter.”

2.) Search through the registry and find the following key:

HKEY\Software\Microsoft
\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

Change the value of OEMBackground to “1” in the input field to the right of the key name.

3.)Click the “Start” button again and type “%windir%\system32\oobe” without the quotes into the Search box. Press “Enter.” Copy the image that you want to use for your new logon screen here. Right-click, make a new folder and name it “info”. Make a subfolder under this and name it “backgrounds”. Place your new background image here and rename the file to "backgroundDefault.jpg".

4.) Reboot your computer. Your custom Windows 7 logon screen should appear.
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Same old flower thing shows up after I reboot.. It wont go away!
I have also tried 2 different 3rd party login changers as well and they did not work either so I removed them.

When I look in the "info/backgrounds" folder the cool image that I want to use is there and the flower one is not, so the default flower is coming from somewhere else....

**Yes I made sure that the new image was less than 256 KB in size.

I have also tried using the Group Policy Editor, (gpedit.msc) that did not work either.

Please help me man up my log-in screen and get me out of the pretty flower thing.

Thank you!

 



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

Hello,

Are you talking about changing the icon picture at the logon screen? I say this because you mentioned flower so I am assuming it is the flower icon at login you want to change.

 

You can do it as shown in these steps.

 

The pictures are located at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures and new ones can be added. You just have to make sure the size is the same.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Hi JohnC.......No I am not talking about the login profile icon picture ...I am talking about the entire picture behind it.
Thanks!



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:37 PM

I think it may be a permission issue. Does it work if you type regedit in the search box and then right click "Run as administrator"?

 

Edit: If the above does not work, try the Windows Logon Background Changer.


Edited by JohnC_21, 19 March 2014 - 05:46 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

John, there is no option available to "Run as administrator" when I use Regedit or  "Must be administrator" message.

That software program was one of the ones I tried to use....I'll try it again



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:53 PM

WE DID IT JOHN C !!!...That software worked!

Thank you man, I appreciate it!






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