Changing background image of windows logon screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MarkSJ, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. MarkSJ

    MarkSJ Guest

    Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background image
    of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to amend
    the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone to be
    overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.

    Any help would be most appreciated

    Thanks ...

    Mark
    MarkSJ, Oct 31, 2007
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  2. Check this excellent thread on Vista x64:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/60405-boot-screen.html
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    "MarkSJ" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    > image
    > of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    > amend
    > the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone to
    > be
    > overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    >
    > Any help would be most appreciated
    >
    > Thanks ...
    >
    > Mark
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 31, 2007
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  3. MarkSJ

    Dave Guest

    Have you tried this...
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79886-logon-screen-change.html?ltr=L



    "MarkSJ" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    > image
    > of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    > amend
    > the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone to
    > be
    > overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    >
    > Any help would be most appreciated
    >
    > Thanks ...
    >
    > Mark
    Dave, Oct 31, 2007
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  4. MarkSJ

    brink Guest

    MarkSJ;499741 Wrote:
    > Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    > image
    > of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    > amend
    > the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone
    > to be
    > overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    >
    > Any help would be most appreciated
    >
    > Thanks ...
    >
    > Mark


    Hi Mark,

    This tutorial will show you how to easily change the Logon screen to
    whatever image you want.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79886-logon-screen-change.html

    Shawn


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    brink, Oct 31, 2007
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  5. On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:44:48 -0400, "Dave" <> wrote:

    >Have you tried this...
    >http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79886-logon-screen-change.html?ltr=L
    >
    >
    >
    >"MarkSJ" <> wrote in message
    >news:D...
    >> Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    >> image
    >> of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    >> amend
    >> the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone to
    >> be
    >> overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    >>
    >> Any help would be most appreciated
    >>
    >> Thanks ...
    >>
    >> Mark



    My only question is WHY would anyone want to? When I boot I usually
    leave the room and come back in a couple minutes. Only true blue
    fanboys would sit and stare at their monitor watching Vista boot.

    Good God, get a life people!

    ROTFLMAO!
    Adam Albright, Oct 31, 2007
    #5
  6. For me, it boots so quickly and I don't actually sit down and look at my log
    on screen either. But for those with slow PCs, its probably a little
    entertainment. Its their PC anyway, so they should have the priviledge
    anyway they want, just as long as it does not compromise the PCs performance
    or affect its stability.
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    "Adam Albright" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:44:48 -0400, "Dave" <> wrote:
    >
    >>Have you tried this...
    >>http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79886-logon-screen-change.html?ltr=L
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>"MarkSJ" <> wrote in message
    >>news:D...
    >>> Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    >>> image
    >>> of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    >>> amend
    >>> the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone
    >>> to
    >>> be
    >>> overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    >>>
    >>> Any help would be most appreciated
    >>>
    >>> Thanks ...
    >>>
    >>> Mark

    >
    >
    > My only question is WHY would anyone want to? When I boot I usually
    > leave the room and come back in a couple minutes. Only true blue
    > fanboys would sit and stare at their monitor watching Vista boot.
    >
    > Good God, get a life people!
    >
    > ROTFLMAO!
    >
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 31, 2007
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  7. MarkSJ

    MarkSJ Guest

    Thanks. I shall take a look. The website seems to be down at the mo so will
    look later.

    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > MarkSJ;499741 Wrote:
    > > Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    > > image
    > > of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    > > amend
    > > the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone
    > > to be
    > > overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    > >
    > > Any help would be most appreciated
    > >
    > > Thanks ...
    > >
    > > Mark

    >
    > Hi Mark,
    >
    > This tutorial will show you how to easily change the Logon screen to
    > whatever image you want.
    >
    > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79886-logon-screen-change.html
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >
    MarkSJ, Oct 31, 2007
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  8. MarkSJ

    MarkSJ Guest

    Does this still work if the machine is joined to a domain?

    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > Check this excellent thread on Vista x64:
    > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/60405-boot-screen.html
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
    > "MarkSJ" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > > Does anyone know if there is an official way of changing the background
    > > image
    > > of the logon screen in vista. I know you can use a resource hacker to
    > > amend
    > > the imageres.dll file but its a protected file and is most likely prone to
    > > be
    > > overwritten by windows file protection or future service packs etc.
    > >
    > > Any help would be most appreciated
    > >
    > > Thanks ...
    > >
    > > Mark

    >
    >
    >
    MarkSJ, Nov 1, 2007
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  9. MarkSJ

    brink Guest

    MarkSJ;500532 Wrote:
    > Does this still work if the machine is joined to a domain?
    > -------------
    > "brink" wrote:
    > Hi Mark,
    > >
    > > This tutorial will show you how to easily change the Logon screen to
    > > whatever image you want.
    > >
    > > 'Logon screen - Change'

    > (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79886-logon-screen-change.html)
    > >
    > > Shawn

    >
    >


    Yes Mark, it should work just fine. You will only be modifying one
    nonrelated system file on your computer.

    Shawn


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    brink

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    brink, Nov 1, 2007
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