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. havarhen

    havarhen TS Rookie

    Backslashes!? You need backslashes! Where did all the backslashes go?
    It should be:
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,446   +291

    Ok, I haven't read thru every post, so I'll just ask & if its already mentioned,kindly link me to the post.
    I don't "logon" to my pc, it boots up to the desktop so my question is will this help me change the "Welcome" screen or not? I'm interested in seeing the "Wallpaper" section too. TIA :)
  3. Nicov

    Nicov TS Rookie

    I've done it before manually but after a fresh reinstall It doesn't work anymore.
    I"m logged in as a user with full control, does it have to be the Administrator?
    It"s on a laptop with a second screen, has it something to do with that?
    Please, Iwant another logon screen.
  4. LadyGouki

    LadyGouki TS Rookie

    Yes, I had the similar problem. I had to reformat and reinstall windows. and I have done everything right and still not letting me do it. I have one laptop, no additional screens, nothing new save for I left the "are you sure you want to and needs admin approval" messages on. I really loved my old login screen.
  5. Masih

    Masih TS Rookie

    Hi all
    I did all the following steps , but it's not working for me :/
  6. I cannot find the path %windir%\system32\oobe it doesn't seem to exist
  7. Mysterion

    Mysterion TS Rookie

    So.. I got TweaksLogon, it worked for the first time, but now it doesn't work. It easily changed the logon screen back to the original image, but had the two pop-up messages.

    1. Old logon backgrounds detected, They will be moved to: C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backup
    2. Access to the path 'C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backup\backgroundDefault_8_23_27_07.jpg' is denied.

    I don't get this. I have a fair knowledge of computers, but I'm no genius. What is going on? I'm confused.
  8. boomstam

    boomstam TS Rookie

    I know this is an old post, but I tried these steps today and sadly my login screen didn't change. Did something change since this article was written with win 7 or ... ? Any help ?

  9. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 318   +68

    Just did it!

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