Windows 7 Logon Background Changer : Customize your welcome screen wallpaper
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a free open source software that let you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 logon screen (also known as "welcome screen", "login screen" or LogonUI).
It works with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise and Starter, in x86 or x64 (32 or 64 bits). It also works on Windows Server 2008 R2 (but you are not supposed to customize a server).
On a side note, this small program is WPF based, it's a nice technical demo of Windows Presentation Foundation capabilities for those interested in WPF. It requires a decent GPU for the 3D animations to run smoothly.
What does it do?
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On some computers, the following error message may appear :
"Unable to write to folder c:\windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\".
Solution : Open the "c:\windows\system32\oobe\info\" folder in Windows Explorer, then rename the "backgrounds" folder as "backgrounds2".
|Bruce - 2014/03/02 16:26|
|Apparently a Win update (KB) has caused this not to work. When I try to change the background (which was already changed through RT7 Lite instalation, the background reverts back to the MS default.|
|Jolin Hanutko - 2014/03/02 11:25|
|Thank you !|
The easy way to a program .
And the pictures are really nice.
|ashwin - 2014/02/28 13:23|
|I will be more happy if their is an option to crop an image and then apply|
|Pedro Hammondo - 2014/02/27 03:21|
|First off I love this program! Only recently did I encounter a slight issue where it would stop responding and had to force close.|
In the event anyone else gets this I resolved it by deleting everything in the file location:
then proceeded in opening the program (I always go full screen but not aware if that made any difference). Pick the imaged and applied, now it's working like a charm again :)
I'm wondering if it was a permissions thing with my PC? Either way it's all good again :) hope this helps anyone in similar situations.
|Arnab - 2014/02/25 06:49|
|I downloaded it but is not working. it is telling error after installing. telling that insert the disk to install. plz help me|
|Julien MANICI - 2014/02/25 14:50|
|Are you sure you have downloaded my app from this address?|
if so, please send me a screenshot of the error message on my email address, so that I can better understand what you're talking about.