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Change login screen picture


gingles88

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Can anyone please help me change the login screen picture , I have followed the instructions on google and when I click Find on the OMEBackground no files appear and then I'm stuck, there are no Instructions that I can find for that???

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jamieamunra

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Step 1: Open the Windows Start menu and enter regedit into the search bar.

Step 2: Right click on HKEYLOCALMACHINE and select Find.

Step 3: Search for OEMBackground, which should be in Computer\HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background. If the key does not exist, add a new DWORD value with the name OEMBackground.

Step 4: Double click on the entry OEMBackground, and change the value from 0 to 1. Step 5: Open Windows Explorer and go to the following path: %windir%\system32\oobe.

Step 6: Create a new folder named info, and open it.

Step 7: Create a new folder within info named backgrounds.

Step 8: Rename your desired wallpaper as backgroundDefault.jpg and place it inside the folder backgrounds (images must be less than 245KB in size).

Now reboot and you should be good :)

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gingles88

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I have done that but nothing happens when I search OEMBackground ?? I've tried double clicking on background but nothing comes up there are no files in the background file??

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jamieamunra

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Sorry I don't follow, which step are you having problems with ? Where are you searching for OEMBackground ? Its a Registry Key so you'll have to press windows key + R then type regedit now go to Edit then Find and type OEMBackground

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jamieamunra

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If the key is not in the registry you'll need to create it, just go to Regedit then go to \HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI and right click and create a new Dword then change the value from 0 to 1

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jamieamunra

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hey Buddy, my bad, the image should be named backgroundDefault.jpg then lock or log off and you should see the new image. Make sure it's not larger than 512KB

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jamieamunra

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hey Buddy, my bad, the image should be named backgroundDefault.jpg then lock or log off and you should see the new image. Make sure it's not larger than 512KB

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jamieamunra

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northumbria61

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jamie - do you not have a user name? It is not good practice to use your e-mail address on Forums for obvious reasons.

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gingles88

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Hey cheers man I'll try it today and hopefully it works, I have been searching in the registry and I did try and make a new Dword but it hasn't worked so far???

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chub_tor

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I hope that you saved a copy of the registry before you started making changes to it. Getting it wrong could cause you not to be able to boot up.

www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/4230-registry-backup-restore.html

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