Customization: How to show welcome message on Windows 8 startup

If you want a simple welcome message when you start your PC, then read this tutorial


Who doesn’t love customizations? We all do, right? With that being said, you would love to know that your Windows 8 Consumer Preview is capabale of changing the welcome message on Windows startup. Just like it was possible in Windows 7, it is true with Windows 8. Here is a quick method on how to do this.

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1. StepBackup your entire Windows Registry first. To do this, open up Windows Registry using Run

Type regedit and press enter

2. StepOnce in registry, you need to click File, and select Export to save the registry in a new file.

Backup registry

3. Save the registry file anywhere you’d like

Backup registry save

4. StepOnce you are done with the entire process of backing up the registry, let us get on with the tweak. Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System


5. StepNow make changes to the following Registry Keys.

legalnoticecaption – It is used to make changes to the caption

leganoticetext – It is used to make changes to the welcome text below the main caption

Registry system legalnoticecaption

Legalnoticetext message

6. StepHere is how the final message would show up on the screen

final message

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