W7 Change Login Screen Background

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Description:

If you ever want to change your login background on Windows, follow these steps.

To Resolve:

  1. Run – regedit

  2. Navigate to: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

  3. Change OEMBackgrond to 1

  4. Now Run %windir%\system32\oobe.

  5. Create a folder called info and a subfolder called backgrounds if they don’t exist.

  6. Copy any new wallpaper you want to that directory following these conditions:

    • Must be named backgroundDefault
    • Must be .jpg extension.
    • Must be less than 256 KB in size.

Option 2:

  1. Download and run the tool at http://www.julien-manici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/