Tweak Windows 7 Login Screen with Windows 8 Metro Clock
The Windows 7 login screen can be customized by adding the Windows 8 Metro-style clock and image slideshow. You can also personalize it by changing the Windows 7 login screen wallpaper. To get the Windows 8 style clock, you just need to download the small utility Metro Clock 2 on your PC. It simulates the Windows 8 login screen and adds high quality images with date/time displayed in Windows 7. You can also download the clock gadget for Windows 7.
In a post published by AddictiveTips, technology writer Farshad presents information on the features of Metro Clock 2.
Download Metro Clock 2 to customize the Windows 7 login screen
Farshad mentions the steps to download and install Metro Clock 2 in Windows 7. First of all, you need to copy the MetroClock.scr file and MetroClock folder to the path C:\Windows\System32. After this, run metro.reg to implement the changes. The Metro Clock display can be closed by pressing ‘Ctrl’, ‘Alt’, and ‘Del’ or just the ‘Esc’ key.
As a precautionary measure, Farshad recommends that a system backup should be taken before running Metro Clock 2 as it involves changing the Windows 7 Registry.
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