LKBEN10886: How to change the background of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Logon-Screen

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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment:


You want to change the background from the logon screen.




Here are the steps:

  1. Create  a background image with the name: "backgroundDefault.jpg" and a maximum size of 256 KByte.
  2. Copy the file to "C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds"
  3. Open the registry (regedit.exe) and go to the section:
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background"
  4. Create a entry "OEMBackground" (DWORD (32Bit) with the value "1"
  5. reboot the system

Thats all

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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