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".
|Liviu - 2013/05/20 21:18|
|Thank you very much. Works great!|
|SM - 2013/05/18 19:28|
|Do you know of a way to change the location of the user icon on the logon screen, now that we can change the background picture it would be nice to move that user icon to the bottom.|
|JWB - 2013/05/17 05:21|
|your an Idiot, my security system labeled you as a threat!! your product seemed so cool, yet I had to turn down all these extraneous offers during download. what a disappointment and waste of time!!|
|Julien MANICI - 2013/05/17 11:44|
|Obviously, you have clicked on one of these giant "DOWNLOAD NOW" ads, leading you to an external site offering toolbars and adwares.|
Google Adsense unfortunately allows these misleadings ads on their advertisement service. I have no control over the ads being displayed.
here is the direct download link to my app, since it appears you didn't manage to find the right one:
|Tjuno... - 2013/05/16 09:34|
|You are a genius!!..I love this program..|
Job well done..From Namibia
|BallyIrish - 2013/05/15 16:23|
|Hi Julien, I have used your program Windows background logon Changer for quite some time now, and it works beautifully on my Windows 7 Professional. |
I must congratulate you on this extraordinary program, which has never given me any sort of problems, but works like a dream.
And what beautiful backgrounds you have given us! Are thre any more backgrounds I can download?
Thank you so much. Best regards.
|Julien MANICI - 2013/05/15 21:59|
|Thanks, I'm glad you like my app.|
but don't thank me for the wallpapers, as they are not mine, they actually are included in Windows 7 (but hidden by default).