Do you want a fancy new logon background? The default Windows 7 logon background is pretty boring, let’s replace it!
You can apply any wallpaper as a logon background with the right tool.
Download Login Backgrounds
First of all, let’s take a look at the Windows 7 logon backgrounds that you can download here:
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer
To change the Windows 7 logon background, you will need the following tool:
The creator of this tool is http://www.julien-manici.com/.
Alternative: Windows 7 Logon Studio
If you don’t like the tool of Julien Manici, you can also download Logon Studio of Stardock. Another great tool to change your logon screen.
|LogonStudio Windows 7|
Alternative 2: Windows 7 Logon Changer Tweaks.com
Another alternative is the Windows 7 Logon Changer by Tweaks.com:
You can download it from Softpedia: Logon Changer Tweaks.com
Windows 7 imageres.dll
The Logon Background Changer will only modify the imageres.dll, but there are some other files that you could modify:
authui.dll = includes logon screen details
basebrd.dll = if you want to replace the Windows 7 Ultimate Logo
imagesress.dll = changes your logon background image
oobefldr.dll = changes your welcome center image
To modify any files, you will need to take ownership of them. To add the option “take ownership” to your context menu (right-click on a file) you can download the following zip:
Windows 7 Logon Pack for XP
Still on XP? You can easily turn your XP login screen into a Windows 7 login screen.
MJDeesigns created a package for all XP users that allows you to switch to a completely new screen.