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    Hi I am wanting to change the xp pro login screen background to a custom image. I only want to chnage the login screen and not the background after the user has loggerd in. Does anyone know how to do this?



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    You need to create a folder, say on the C: drive, to hold the background image.

    Then edit the registry key to point to the new BITMAP image.

    Type: 'regedit' into the run box

    Browse to: My Computer\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

    Edit the 'Wallpaper' value to the path of the new background. Eg: C:\backgound\image.bmp
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    Open registry and navigate to:

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

    Double click on "Wallpaper" string and enter the location of your background under Value data.

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    This is the reg setting you need

    Code:
    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "Wallpaper"="C:\\pathto\\yourimage.bmp"

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    Will this change the background when the user has logged in? I was just wanting it when they got the ctrl alr del screen?


    thanks

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    there right .. mines moded ..
    i have this in a tweak.reg

    you can point this to the server as well ..

    make a hiden share called images$
    and change line below all this to whats below...
    "Wallpaper"="\\Server\\images$\\Wallpapers\\image. bmp"
    then you can change the walpaper with out loading it on to every PC. like i have.
    cood for things like 30th oct, 5th nov...i'll make this one simle Xmas.. and so on..


    ------------------Cut --------------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ; Change Wallpaper On Login Screen (For Non-Welcome Screen Users)
    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "Wallpaper"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Web\\Wallpaper\\image.bm p"


    ----------------to here-----------------------------------

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    Only applys to the Desktop pre login

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    Quote Originally Posted by itgeek View Post
    Will this change the background when the user has logged in? I was just wanting it when they got the ctrl alr del screen?


    thanks
    Just the logon screen

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    Thanks, all for your help it is now working. Just one more thing could I script it so that it copies it to the c: Then add the reg file in a startup script.



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