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Tips to customize the Windows 7 login background screen image
Windows 7 Operating System is very fast, more responsive performance and comes with improved taskbar and a full-screen previews are provided in Windows 7. Windows 7 helps users to load images into the background of the login screen without the use of software from outside or manual hacks. Earlier, when you needed to customize login screens in Windows, you need to use a resource hacker to replace bitmaps in login screen DLL files. This procedure leaded to break digital signatures on the system files. For the first time in Windows with the Windows 7 release, Microsoft is providing the ability to customize the login screen background without hacking any system files. Using a feature that was originally designed for OEM computer manufactures can safely customize their Windows 7 login screen background. The process requires creating some registry keys, folders and files.
The following are the ways to customize the Windows 7 login background screen image:
- Creating a Registry Value
- Include the Wallpaper Image
- Enabling through Group Policy
Creating a Registry Value
In order to create registry editors, you need to begin with selecting 'Start' button, and open registry editor by typing 'Regedit.exe' from 'Run' and click 'Enter'. After that, you need to locate the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAuthenticationLogonUIBackground. Then, you need to create a new DWORD value named OEM Background. After that, you need to double-click OEM Background and set 1 as its value data and then, exit the Registry Editor.
Include the Wallpaper Image
Now, you need to place the background image, which is JPEG file to a folder: C:WindowsSystem32oobeinfobackgrounds. You need to keep in mind that you need to create the info and backgrounds folders manually. They are not created by default. After that, you need to place the background image file into the specified folder. You can name the folder as backgroundDefault.jpg.
You can also customize the windows 7 login background screen image through Group Policy setting in Windows 7. For that, you need to start the Group Policy Editor that is 'gpedit.msc'. Then, go to the 'Computer Configuration' and select 'Administrative Templates' and then take 'System'. In that, 'Logon'. There you need to set the option 'Always use custom logon background' Enabled. After that, close the Group Policy Editor.
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