2.14 Customizing Logon Page Background Screen

You can customize the background image of the logon page in the Windows 7 as per your requirement.

The default image is set as background on the logon page in Windows 7. To change background image, perform the following steps:

  1. Launch Start and specify regedit in the Run command prompt.

    The User Account Control (UAC) prompt is displayed.

  2. Click YES to navigate to the Background directory.

    NOTE:The Background directory is located in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI directory.

  3. Set OEMBackground entry to 1.

    NOTE:If the OEMBackground entry does not exist then create an entry with the type DWORD (32-bit) Value and set value to 1.

  4. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Oobe directory and create a directory as info.

  5. Create a directory as backgrounds in the info.

  6. Insert the preferred background image in backgrounds directory and rename the image as backgrounddefault.jpg.

  7. Launch Start and specify GPEDIT.MSC in the Run command prompt.

    The Local Group Policy Editor prompt is displayed.

  8. Navigate to Local Computer Policy\Administrative Templates\System\Logon directory.

  9. Enable Always use custom logon background setting.