Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How to change Windows 7 Welcome Screen

That blue startup screen is hideous. This little hack in the registry allows you to change the screen to a customized JPEG of your choosing:


For UseOEMBackground Value Name
Registry Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
Just Add and Set the Value Name to 1 (DWORD)
If your Windows Directory is C:\Windows, Add/Put a jpeg file here:
C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg
The  image must be less than 256kb. Just resize your jpeg files using ms paint, Paintbrush or Photoshop.

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