Saturday, 5 July 2014

How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper

Windows 7 Logon screen wallpaper can be changed and customized very easily. You will need some registry tweaks to use your custom wallpaper as your Windows 7 logon wallpaper.

Want to change Windows 7 Logon screen wallpaper? If you know how to do this than this is a piece of a cake, otherwise you will find it little difficult to do it yourself. If you face problems in doing this than this tutorial is probably for you. After following the post, you can very easily customize your Windows 7 logon screen wallpaper.

How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper

To achieve this, we will first edit the existing registry, if there isn't required DWORDS value than we will need to create one. Don't worry, if you aren't understanding what all these means as you will not need to learn anything about this. I am going to explain it to you step by step. Now follow the steps carefully.
  • At first, open Windows Key + R and search for regedit in the given search field. You will be prompted for administrator access. Just gran access.
How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper
Search for regedit
  • Now right click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and click on Find from the menu that appears.
How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper
Select Find...
  • After that search for OEMBackground. Make sure to select only "values" on "look at" field. See the image given below to know more. Or in the Registry Editor navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background.
How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper
Find OEMBackground
  • Right Click on the OEMBackground DWORD and click on Modify. If there isn't any DWORD named OEMBackground than just right click anywhere in the white space and create new DWORD (32 bit) value and name it as OEMBackground.
  • Now right click on OEMBackground DWORD and click on Modify button. Set the value data to 1 as given in the image below.
How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper
Set valu data as 1
  • Click OK. Now you can close the Registry Editor.
We have now finished the registry tweak to use our custom image as logon screen background in Windows 7 PC. It's time to apply our new image as slash or logon screen background. Follow the stesp explained below carefully.
  • Press Windows + R key to open the RUN. Now find for C:\Windows\System32\oobe from the run. Searching for it will open Windows Explorer with folders and files in it.
How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Wallpaper
Search for input given in image
  • Look for the folder named as info in the Windows Explorer in C:\Windows\System32\oobe. There are chances that, you will not find any folder named as info there. So create a new folder and named it as info.
  • After creating the folder named 'info', open the folder and create a new folder inside info and name it backgrounds. You will keep the custom logon screen wallpaper in the backgrounds folder.
  • After getting the wallpaper which you want to use as custom logon or splash screen wallpaper, rename the wallpaper to backgroundDefault. It is very important that you have renamed the wallpaper to 'backgroundDefault', otherwise custom wallpaper will not set.
  • Done! Now copy your desired wallpaper to C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds and rename the wallpaper to backgroundDefault and enjoy custom logon screen background in your Windows 7.
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We have now finished the tutorial. There are few conditions to use your custom image as Windows 7 logon screen background, which are...
  • Image must not be greater that 256 KB.
  • Make sure to re-size your image according to your desktop.
  • Image file must be in JPEG format.
  • Don't forget to rename your image file to backgroundDefault.
Yeah! It now over. I hope you enjoyed this post. Keep visiting for more Spicy Tweaks.

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