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Windows 7 Logon Background Changer

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?

- It does NOT change any system file, and the program itself does not requires admin rights to run : it will just ask you to run as admin a very simple cmd file that creates the required folder and registry key with the appropriate rights. Any user of the computer will then be able to change the Windows 7 logon screen wallpaper. You can also prevent users from being able to change the logon screen wallpaper if you don't want them to be able to modify it without administrator rights (option available by clicking on the "Settings" button).

- It creates a few JPEG files based on the image you want to put as wallpaper for the Windows 7 login screen, applies the appropriate cropping and sizing and saves them using the best compression quality possible.



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Known Problem :

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".

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LordExess - 2014/12/11 20:39
Very good job!
It would be better and no much more difficult to offer the option of change backgrounds automatically every sesión :)
There are no apps doing that.

Thanks!!
Garry - 2014/12/03 01:12
I have been doing computers for almost 30 years and this is one of the easiest programs I have come across. VERY simple user interface... and quick! GREAT JOB!!!
Steve (MPCR) - 2014/11/27 09:52
Hi mate, love this app, I change the background on all my customers PC\'s :)

Is there a Windows 8 version?

Cheers for your work
LordExess - 2014/12/11 20:35
In W8 you can change the Logon Background natively, and better, you can use different pictures every time you initiate a new session
Kent D. W. - 2014/11/18 02:08
bro i just downloaded your app the 1.5.2 version it doesn't work on my windows 7 ultimate... i just wanted to ask you howto fix this problem because its saying that " unable to wrtie to C;\windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\"
"go help to fix this problem"

i don't know what to do please answer!

thanks anyway for the app!!!
Julien MANICI - 2014/11/18 14:21
Hi, try the following:
Open the "c:\windows\system32\oobe\info\" folder in Windows Explorer, then rename the "backgrounds" folder as "backgrounds2".
amirreza - 2014/11/06 14:00
thanks for solution
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