Customizing Your Win 7 Logon Screen

The easiest way to change the default logon wallpaper is to use Local Group Policy Editor

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor by Cmd + R, and enter gpedit.msc
  2. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
  3. Enable the option of Always use custom logon background
  4. Click OK / Apply button and close the editor
  5. Open windows explorer, go to and create a directory - C:WindowsSystem32oobeinfobackgrounds
  6. Put your desired background as backgroundDefault.jpg under the directory while your image size must be less then 256KB
  7. Done ! Try to Cltrl+Alt+Del to see the result.

You may also enable the option by editing the registry instead of group policy. Details can be found at http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/windows-7-lets-you-change-the-logon-background-image/

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