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Windows 7 LOGON UI can be changed without any third-party program


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#1 PUGALENTHI

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:24 AM

In the latest Windows 7 build (7057), recently leaked to the public, Rafael Rivera over at Within Windows has found that users can customize the UI logon background images to include custom images.

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Rafael reports that the functionality was probably designed for OEM manufactures to include custom images for Windows 7 in pre-configured computers, but users can now include their own images without the need to use a simple third-party program. After enabling a registry setting, users can use any image of their choice, as long as their are less than 256kb in size.

First users need to enable the customization functionality by editing their regedit:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background
Look for the DWORD value "OEMBackground" should be set the Boolean value to 1 for enabled, 0 for disabled. Depending on users systems, this value may not exist by default.

Images are taken from an OEM folder located at "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds" and may not exist by default.

The default background image "backgroundDefault.jpg" is is stretched-to-fit when loaded. Custom sized images can be included with the following file names:
backgroundDefault.jpg
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-)

BATCH FILE ATTACHED for easy use...
Thanks to shipit

Visit for more details: WITHINWINDOWS.COM and NEOWIN.NET

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Edited by PUGALENTHI, 16 March 2009 - 09:12 AM.


#2 Shipit

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:29 AM

Threads Merged

info:

http://www.withinwin...-customization/




@echo off
REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background" /v OEMBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
MKDIR %windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds
pause

and make a picture .jpg size less than 256kb name "backgroundDefault.jpg" in %windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds

done.

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spacial thanks : Rafael

#3 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:37 AM

Was being done already, but nice!

#4 Syzygy

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:40 AM

I think MS might add a GUI to change it in later builds..

#5 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:48 AM

Coooooooooooolll !!!

#6 Secured Tim

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:28 AM

Thanks, it's a great news. :D

#7 PUGALENTHI

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:13 AM

It's really..But it would be nice if it was added to COntrol Panel as an option...

#8 coldemone

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:26 AM

they taught about making it customizable years after linux did it.

#9 Ammarx

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:09 AM

Thanks, great news

#10 Laguna

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:23 AM

WOW!! Amazing. Although I really like this new logon screen. :D

#11 FalseAgent

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:07 PM

NICE!

#12 PUGALENTHI

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:00 PM

Every change that microsoft doing is attracting it's Customers!!!!!!!!

#13 fediaFedia

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:16 PM

This should be added in appearance and personalization for users to change it easily. Also they could add a customizable bootscreen, and something else so we wouldn't have to use stardock products :)

#14 Guylia

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:20 PM

Freaking awesome! I'm glad M$ is working on more customizing options in the GUI

#15 PUGALENTHI

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:24 PM

Customizable boot screen would be a very nice feature!!!!lets see Whether Microsoft hears our words!!!!!1

#16 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:40 PM

If they carry on this way, linux will die.

#17 PUGALENTHI

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:47 PM

Linux will also wake up and try developing something new...already they have started with the WUBI installer...Many good things are gonna happen in 2009....

#18 asfaltas

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:01 PM

this change startup image or not?

#19 AMIRZ

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:27 PM

(Y) Cool! Thanks for the info :D Rafael rocks!

#20 Freka

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

This is really sick :D. Hopefully they will add a GUI so we can all change it easily...

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