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How to Change the Logon Screen Background in Windows 7

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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    [​IMG]How would you like to change the logon screen background in Windows 7 so as to give your Windows a customized look and feel? With a small tweak it is possible to customize the Windows 7 logon screen and set your own picture/wallpaper as the

    background. Changing logon screen background in Windows 7 is as simple as changing your desktop wallpaper. Well here is a step by step instruction to customize the logon screen background.

    1. The image you need to set as the background should be a .jpg file and it’s size should not exceed 245KB. 2. The image resolution can be anything of your choice. However I prefer 1440 x 900 or 1024 x 768. You can use any of the photo editing software such as Photoshop to compress and set the resolution for your image. Once you’re done, save this image as backgroundDefault.jpg. 3. You will need to copy this image to

    You will need to create that path if it does not already exist on your computer.

    4. Now open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Type regedit) and navigate to the following key

    If Background does not exist rightclick LogonUI, select New and then Key, and then name it Background. Now locate OEMBackground (listed on the right side). If it does not exist, right-click Background and select New and then DWORD and name it OEMBackground. 5. Double-click on OEMBackground and set the Value Data to 1.

    6. Now log-off to see the new logon screen background. If you would like to revert back to the default background, just set the Value Data back to 0.
    I hope you like this trick. Just try out and give your feedback!
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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 7

    How To Use
    The Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 7 provides an easy way to customize the logon screen background with just a few clicks. Simply download the free application, run it and click Change Logon Screen.
    The application will prompt for the location of the new background image and then install the new screen behind the scenes. Tweaks.com Logon Changer will even provide a preview of your new background on a logon screen.
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    When you have settled on a good logon background, click the Test button to see it in action.
    Key Features:

    • Automatic Image Resize - Don't worry about the 245KB file size limit imposed by Microsoft. The Tweaks.com Logon Changer will give you the option to automatically resize and recompress the image to the highest quality possible. The original image is left untouched.
    • Automatic Image Backup - All OEM backgrounds and any previously used backgrounds are automatically backed up when a logon background is changed.
    • Absolutely Free - Just tell your friends about Tweaks.com :)
    If you want the default Windows 7 logon screen back just click Revert to Default Logon Screen and the application will automatically uninstall any customized screens.

    Download Tweaks.com Logon Changer
    The Tweaks.com Logon Changer is designed for Windows 7 only
    Click here to download from Tweaks.com (Version 1.2 243KB Zip File)
    Change Log

    • Version 1.2 - 2/27/2010
      • Improved compatibility with OEM backgrounds
      • Automatic image backup
    • Version 1.1 - 3/25/2009
      • Automatic image resizing and compression
      • Memory improvements
      • Notification tweaks
    • Version 1.0 - 3/17/2009
      • RTM Milestone
      • New Aero glass interface
      • Bug fixes

    Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Microsoft Windows 7