Customize login screen in Windows® 7
Do you want to how to customize login screen in your Windows 7 system?
Windows 7 operating system is developed by Microsoft, and it is properly licensed, and supported by Microsoft. Microsoft Windows might help you to protect your data from the security threats that counterfeit software. Windows 7 also gives you access to support from Microsoft and its partners, along with updates and download to help you to get the most from your computer. Windows 7 is available in 3 features for downloading that are Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional Full and Windows 7 Ultimate. The main benefits of using Windows 7 is, it is faster, more responsive performance and provide streaming media in your home. Visual customization in screensavers, desktop wallpapers or font type and sizes are very common nowadays. Microsoft comes with new features that you are able to apply and adjust with individual themes in Windows 7. Also in Windows 7, you are able to customize your login screen. You can use various methods in order to customize the login screen with and without third-party software. Most of the people prefer a third-party application, since it is very quick, and safe.
Following are the tips to customize (change) the login screen in Windows 7 system:
- Using software tools
- Things to be kept in mind
In order to change the login screen manually, you need to open the registry editor. Then you need to locate the path. Then you need to double click on key 'OEMBackground' and change its value to 1. Then you need to enable the OEM Background functionality. Then locate the folder. If the folder path does not exist already, then you can go ahead and create required folders. You need to put JPG file with size less than 256 kb in this folder and rename it to backgroundDefault.jpg. This file will be stretched to fit the screen.
Using software tools
First of all you need to select one logon changer and an image file in order to have as your logon background. The log in changer will decide the file size limit. Windows 7 Logon Screen Rotator allows you to select a set of images. It will then randomly use one of these images as the logon screen. There you have it. Using any of the above method you can easily change Windows 7 logon screen to any wallpaper of your choice.
Before editing the registry you need to back up the registry. You can perform this from the Registry Editor utility or also by using a Windows 7 compatible registry tool. Many serious issues might occur if you edit the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. And finally these issues might lead you to reinstall the operating system. So you need to be very careful while editing the registry.
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