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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


Change the Windows 7 Logon Background

Want to know how to change your Windows 7 Logon background to something a bit more modern/fancy? Follow the options below.

  1. Launch Regedit, and browse to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAuthenticationLogonUIBackground‘.
  2. Double click the dword key called ‘OEM Background‘ (c_reate it if not there_) and set its value to 1. Locate the log-in background image you’d like to use. It must be a JPG file that’s less than 245kB in size.
  3. Copy the image you want to use to C:Windowssystem32oobeinfobackgrounds folder.
  4. Rename it to backgroundDefault.jpg
  5. Restart computer and check out your new handy work.
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