Change logon screen background in windows 7

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If you have got bored with your widows 7 default logon screen then here is the perfect solution for that.
Just follow following steps for that.
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. Now copy this image to following path

C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds.

If this path does not exist then you have to manually create this path.

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

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\
LogonUI\Background


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.

There also some tools exist which does the same task. Few of them you can download from below links:
http://tweaks.com/software/tweakslogon/

http://www.julien-manici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/

But personally saying rather then using ready-made tools you may try to change it manual because it will somehow help you to understand your system.


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