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    I remember there was several ways to configure your logon screen to include different snazzy backgrounds/ images etc within older version of windows and I wondered if anyone knew of a way to personalise Windows 7's from the rather boring default.

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    Windows 7 supports this ability, without having to use any additional third party application.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    The 3rd party apps make it easy for those less inclined to delve into the registry to change the boot screens. This does allow these folks the option to customize as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    The 3rd party apps make it easy for those less inclined to delve into the registry to change the boot screens. This does allow these folks the option to customize as well.
    Can't learn to run with the dogs if you're gonna stay on the porch...

    Not that I disagree with your sentiment, but over the years it has been my experience that some of those friendly little apps that quietly rearrange the registry for you, on occaission can cause some unintended and not immediately obvious hiccups that, although fairly simple in execution, range from difficult to nearly impossible to track down and expunge.

    I try to live by "less is more" in such matters. Windows has a great many built-in capabilities and customizations.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Thanks Guys! three excellent solutions, already tried two and to be honest the manual reg option seems to be the best so far (backing up first of course). Thanks for all the suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    Thanks Guys! three excellent solutions, already tried two and to be honest the manual reg option seems to be the best so far (backing up first of course). Thanks for all the suggestions.
    That "backing up first" is definitely the right way to begin.

    Remember that you also need to create the folders in Windows\System32 and the .jpg file that you intend to use.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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