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Jun 8, 2011

Change Windows 7 Login Screen

Finally Microsoft has incorporated a new feature in the latest build (7057) of Windows 7 which supports the user to change windows 7 login screen background without using any third-party software.
In Windows XP, Windows Vista, user had to use third-parry software like Tune-Up-Utilities to change the login screen background. Microsoft Windows 7 now have the facility of customization Windows 7 login screen.

Note:- Before following the steps below, I do not recommend you doing this unless you are comfortable editing the Windows Settings. I will not responsible for any damage that may be caused to your PC after editing the settings by following the steps below. You proceed at your own risk or may take help from Microsoft Certified Technician at their Toll Free No. +1-877-452-9201

Steps to change windows 7 login screen

1. Download the registry file from here. Extract the file and double-click on the file to enable this feature.

2. Now, head over to the following folder:
C:\Windows\System32\oobe (“C” is your Windows Seven Installation drive)

3. Here, create a new folder named Info. Again, create a new folder inside the Infofolder and rename it as backgrounds.

4. Copy your favorite image file to this folder and rename it as backgroundDefault. Note that the image must be in JPG format and the size should be less than 256 KB.

5. You are done. Reboot your system and see the change.
The following files (sorted by width-to-height ratio) are supported in C:\Windows\System32\oobe\Info\Backgrounds folder:
  • backgroundDefault.jpg
  • background768×1280.jpg (0.6)
  • background900×1440.jpg (0.625)
  • background960×1280.jpg (0.75)
  • background1024×1280.jpg (0.8)
  • background1280×1024.jpg (1.25)
  • background1024×768.jpg (1.33-)
  • background1280×960.jpg (1.33-)
  • background1600×1200.jpg (1.33-)
  • background1440×900.jpg (1.6)
  • background1920×1200.jpg (1.6)
  • background1280×768.jpg (1.66-)
  • background1360×768.jpg (1.770833-)

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