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sign in screen with custom background possible ?

  1. #1


    Brest
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64

    sign in screen with custom background possible ?


    Hello.

    Since I read Brink's tuto (change sign in background color), I want to believe it's possible to change sign in background with custom picture, like this tutorial (option 3).

    I tested this in Windows 8, carefully following warnings (image resolutions), but no effect

    Perhaps registry keys or oem picture path given for Windows 7 are wrong in Windows 8 ?


    I want to do this :

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    Thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Feb 2013 at 12:30. Reason: merged

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe this site near bottom of page--

    Windows 8 - Changing Your Lock and Login Screens

    You will see ---

    Change the Login/Logout Screen for All Accounts


    1. From the Start Screen, type run and press Enter.
    2. Type gpedit.msc in the open text box and click OK.
    3. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon.
    4. Enable the policy "Always use custom login background."
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  3. #3


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Maybe this site near bottom of page--

    Windows 8 - Changing Your Lock and Login Screens

    You will see ---

    Change the Login/Logout Screen for All Accounts


    1. From the Start Screen, type run and press Enter.
    2. Type gpedit.msc in the open text box and click OK.
    3. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon.
    4. Enable the policy "Always use custom login background."
    I don't think Windows 8 home edition has gpedit.msc. So this won't work for those users.

    Changing the Pre-Login Screen Background Picture
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    After further research I found this page---

    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8

    From the page:

    There is still currently no way to set a custom wallpaper as the sign in screen background.
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Feb 2013 at 12:43. Reason: updated link
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Maybe this site near bottom of page--

    Windows 8 - Changing Your Lock and Login Screens

    You will see ---

    Change the Login/Logout Screen for All Accounts


    1. From the Start Screen, type run and press Enter.
    2. Type gpedit.msc in the open text box and click OK.
    3. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon.
    4. Enable the policy "Always use custom login background."
    Unfortunately, that policy doesn't apply to Windows 8. As Medab posted, there's still currently no known way to set a custom wallpaper as the sign in screen background.


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    UPDATE: Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Feb 2014 at 17:55.
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