HOWTO: Change the Login Background

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dokapp2111, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. dokapp2111

    dokapp2111 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm going to explain you how to change your login background :

    1) go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Authenication\LogonUI\Background
    2) there must be on the right side the Value OEMBackground. WHen its there follow with STep 4
    3) create it with: New | DWORD-Value)
    4) double klick it and change the Value to 1.
    5) WIndows uses the file: "backgroundDefault.jpg" as background picture. For special resolutions there are files like : "background 1280x1024.jpg"
    6) When you have the file: Watch out! The max. size for the picture is 256 kb!! WHen you need it, put the quality of the jpg file lower.
    7) You need to open the Windows Explorer with Admin Rights (can be done if you type in the searchmenu "explorer" and then rightclick it and open with admin rights
    8) Then navigate to Windows\system32\oobe\info and rightclick it.
    9) Choose "Properties" and go to "Security".
    10) Activate the option "allow" in the row "Full Access". Then click ok. Then click yes.
    11) The preworked jpg file are going to be put into the OEM Directory. It is always: Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds (afaik)
    12) When you restart your Windows 7 it should show up your new Login Background =)

    If you liked it, say thx or thanks to me. =)
    Copyright dokapp2111
     
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  2. un49iven

    un49iven MDL Novice

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    #2 un49iven, Oct 21, 2009
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  3. dokapp2111

    dokapp2111 MDL Junior Member

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    But with this, you can put your own picture on it
     
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  4. heffe2001

    heffe2001 MDL Novice

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    You can with those tools as well (at least the first one listed, just select the Choose Folder and pick where your picture is located. Worked for me anyway.
     
  5. dokapp2111

    dokapp2111 MDL Junior Member

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    Ok =) thx 4 the info
     
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  6. dokapp2111

    dokapp2111 MDL Junior Member

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    f**k >.< So I failed one hour of my life, by doing something which is already there^^

    KK then delete it when its useless
     
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  7. un49iven

    un49iven MDL Novice

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    Yes, you can use whatever picture you want... just browse and select... both work great...
     
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