Tech Tip of the Week: How to Change the Logon Screen Wallpaper on Windows 7

By Julio Franco
Nov 27, 2009
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  1. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    TechSpot should do what more often, out of curiosity?
  2. jazboy

    jazboy Newcomer, in training Posts: 112

    Good tutorial. I was looking for such utility to change the logon screen..
  3. Bruun

    Bruun Newcomer, in training

    Nice one-click-wonder-app! Although, I wish I could also move the user/pw dialog to a corner or something.
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 893   +98

    This is just another way to further personalize my computer, I'm definitely going to check this out. Thanks for the Tip.
  5. Souljacker

    Souljacker Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    Good tool, used it for a while. I sometimes notice that it will revert to the default screen randomly, though this is rare.
  6. FLHR

    FLHR Newcomer, in training

    Think I'll give this a go, old log on screen gets boring fast
  7. BlindObject

    BlindObject Newcomer, in training Posts: 446

    Show us things we don't really think about, like changing the log in wall paper, lol. And the other ones that you turn off certain naggers etc.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 6,510   +308

  9. Styl

    Styl TechSpot Member Posts: 61

    Nice tip. I haven't spent enough time on the logon screen to get bored of it, but this tool will come in handy once I have. :p
  10. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech Newcomer, in training Posts: 71

    Cool - thanks for the lead - I like being able to customise almost everything.
  11. ken777

    ken777 Newcomer, in training Posts: 103

    Great. Never really like that dove or hummingbird thing in the default screen.
     
  12. lupinnktp

    lupinnktp Newcomer, in training Posts: 44

    wait, this has already been featured in a post some time back. but well, looking at the responses i guess it's all good to expose this awesome tweak to more people who are bored with Microsoft's offer.
  13. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    This has worked perfect for me so far. easy to get others to try it when it doesn't even require an install.
  14. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    Would you mind linking the specific featured post?
  15. Moltar

    Moltar Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    The application that Tweaks has provided is awesome. It is extremely easy to use. Its nice that it doesnt require an install. I was a pain to have login manager run in the background with vista and xp. Great job!
  16. kimboy

    kimboy Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    I haven't yet had a chance to upgrade to Windows 7 yet. I'll bookmark this page, so that when I finally do so, I can change the log on screen. Being able to deviate from the default is seen as cool where I am.
  17. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    tnks for the tip Tech Spot always wanted to change my logon screen W.
  18. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    If u mean TS should do tips more often well... Tbud they do. :mad:
  19. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    Nice little app.
  20. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 182

    I have been wondering about this since I got windows 7. The standard logon screen is a bit feminine so Its going to be nice to be able to change it. Thanks for the tip.
  21. cannon777

    cannon777 Newcomer, in training

    am I the only one that isnt really bothered with what the logon screen looks like? lol.
    Ive never really thought twice about it..since you dont really spend enough time on it to be bored. Oh well, guess this might come in handy, if you want to customise your desktop to the smallest detail
  22. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    I will try this once I installed Windows 7 on my new rig :)
  23. LightHeart

    LightHeart Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    I have used the TweaksLogon since the RTM and it works great. One thing that will happen though is, if a user changes Themes the OEM Background can change back to the default. Your new background is still there, it's just switched off. In order to prevent this, you need to add a second registry key. I do this from the CMD line, just copy and past the following into a CMD prompt:

    REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System /v UseOEMBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    Or create manually in Regedit by going to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Create the DWORD key UseOEMBackground and assign a value of 1
  24. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    I'm super excited that windows is finally allowing more customization without having to use 3rd party programs that bog down the system. The logon screen is nice looking, but as soon as they let you change it from inside the control panel I'll match one to each theme.
  25. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    @LightHeart: Thanks for sharing that extra bit of information. :grinthumb


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