W7 Change Login Screen Background

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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:

a. Must be named “backgroundDefault”

b. Must be “.jpg” extension.

c. Must be less than 256 KB in size.


Option 2:

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