Really simple skinning of Windows 7 logon screen

In case you’re wanting to change the logon screen wallpaper on a Windows 7 machine, details are here

In short:

  1. Update the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Authentication\ LogonUI\ Background\ OEMBackground value to 1
  2. Create a folder called C:\Windows\System32\Oobe\info
  3. Then create a subfolder called backgrounds
  4. Then put the wallpaper – named BackgroundDefault.jpg and no more than 256KB – in the folder.
  5. Reboot.

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