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How to customize Windows 8.1 user login screen

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Update x64, Windows 10 Pro Preview, Windows 7 HP x64

    How to customize Windows 8.1 user login screen


    Hi,
    Is it possible to change the background of user login screen in windows 8.1.1 like the attached Photoshoped image??

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  2. #2


    Hi TDas and welcome to Eight Forums,
    Yes it is possible to customize it all you need to is to right click your taskbar at the desktop then click propreieties then go to "Navigation" tab then check "Show my desktop background on start" Like this:
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    Now your Desktop background is applied in start and your log-in screen
    Hope that helps.
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update x64, Windows 10 Pro Preview, Windows 7 HP x64


    Thanks for the reply.
    But that only works for start screen, not the login screen.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    That only changes the Start screen background - not the log in screen.

    You can change the colour like this Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8
    there still currently is no known way to set a custom wallpaper for the sign in screen background.
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    Ok for the login screen that is not possible because windows patched that but you can download this tool:WinAero: Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 and customize the color but not the background, am sorry but at least i tried to help.
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    Wait There is an update that allow this Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: November 2012
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update x64, Windows 10 Pro Preview, Windows 7 HP x64


    Thanks...
    That color can be changed by changing the Background color.
    Go to start...right side swipe....gear icon...Personalize.
    Last edited by TDas; 27 Aug 2014 at 01:22. Reason: Wrong steps
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    Wait There is an update that allow this Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: November 2012
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  9. #9


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update x64, Windows 10 Pro Preview, Windows 7 HP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    It enables to customise the lock screen for ENTERPRISE VERSION.
    Right now it's possible for us... Win8.1 pro.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Will it work on 8.1.1 ?

    A picture---

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