How to Change Your Windows 7 Logon Screen

Change Your Windows 7 Logon Screen
How to Change Your Windows 7 Logon Screen

The following process involves changing the registry and tweaking it to change the logon screen in

How to Change Your Windows 7 Logon Screen

  • Press Windows key + R. Type “regedit” and hit Enter.
  • Now navigate to the following path as shown below:


  • On the right pane, right click on the blank space and choose New->DWORD Value. Give the name as “OEMBackground”.
  • Double click on this newly created key and set the vale to –1. Chose the base as Hexadecimal and click “OK”.
  • Go to your system drive (C:) and navigate to C -> Windows ->System32 ->oobe.
  • Create a new folder named “info”. Under “info” create another folder named as “backgrounds”.
  • You are almost done. Now copy the image that you want to put in the logon screen into the “backgrounds” folder and rename it to “backgroundDefault”.
  • Restart the computer and the change will be reflected.
If you want to switch to a different background, you have to restart the process from scratch.
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