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How To Change Windows 7 Login Screen

How To Change Windows 7 Login Screen

So as a sequel to my last blog which was about how to customize your pc for windows 7  today i will teach you how to change windows 7 login screen. So lets get in to it. This may look complicated but its not that much if u follow the steps one by one .Its is always nice to know how things work behind the scenes, what better way to do so then try them out yourself. So this are the steps :)


  1. Fire up registry editor (Win Key + R and then type regedit, hit enter)
  2. Browse to
    , double click on key named OEMBackground and change its value to 1 (If you cannot find the path or the key go ahead and create it, remember OEMBackground is a Dword)
  3. You just enabled the OEM Background functionality. Now browse to the folder
    within Windows explorer. %windir% refers to your Windows install directory
    in most systems. Again the folder path may not exist already, so you can go ahead and create required folders (info and backgrounds are generally not present)
Now put in any 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, so you would want it to match the resolution of your screen so that image doesn’t look bad. You can something like smush.it or Photoshop’s Save as/Save for Web feature to reduce image size.

Using Tools

Check out Logon Changer from Tweaks.com, that lets you choose a image file to use as your logon background. That all what you do, just choose an image and Logon Changer will take care of everything else including the file size limit. It also makes it super easy to revert back to the default Logon Screen.
Windows 7 Logon Screen Rotator – takes the logon screen customization one step further by allowing you to select a set of images. It will then randomly use one of these images as the logon screen.


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