How to customize logon background/screen in windows 7

May 7th, 2009

If you don’t like the default logon background of windows 7,or you want to change the background to a picture you like,you can do it easily in windows 7 without any third-party softwares.Below will give you a simple guide about how to do it.

1.First launch regedit then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background


2.Change the vaulue of  OEMBackground to 1,which indicate to enale logon background customization  in windows 7


Tip:If you can not find this entry in your registry,please try to create one.

3.Go to %windir%\system32\oobe\ ,create folder info then create another folder backgrounds under info,then copy your own background picture here and rename it to backgrounddefault


Note:The size of this picture must be less than 256k ,or it will not work.

4.Done,you can see your new logon background after logoff.It’s so easy,isn’t it!

32 Responses to “How to customize logon background/screen in windows 7”

  1. Jack says:

    Thanks a lot,it works

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  4. anima2r says:

    holy shit. it worked. ausum. thanks

  5. Nickolas says:

    I want to put this image is it ok? I am trying to put it but it doesn’t work..I did all the steps…waht should i do? And when i go to oobe file there is aleready a info file …

  6. Tim says:

    This doesn’t owrk

  7. Tim says:

    sorry…created the new reg key it worked. My apologies and thanks for the tip!

  8. Dave says:

    This worked perfectly for me. Thanks, now I dont have the generic blue background when i lock my PC.

  9. 6chelo6 says:

    it works!!! thank you a lot.

  10. Humza says:

    Great solution. Makes sense because i felt that is the right solution, after reading many about different softwares etc.


  11. no. says:

    This doesn’t work… Tried it about six ways. It just defaults it to a different one that you can’t edit.

  12. Bengaluru says:

    It works! thanks, good that I dont have to install some unknown s/w to make this work.

  13. Saidoo says:

    It works! thanks alot , very useful

  14. JaimeITPRO says:

    Worked like a charm! I have now a pic of my beloved BMW M3 when I lock all my PCs and servers! Very useful! Thank again!!!

  15. Deran says:

    It works…this is superb!!!!

  16. Joao says:

    AWESOME!!! It worked like a charm… 😀

  17. MSG says:

    It didn’t work for me. Tried it many times.

  18. Jer says:

    it worked! thanks

  19. Mio says:

    it works fine! thanks

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  21. Ganesh Pawshe says:

    Really very simple but greatttttttttt solution

  22. Sanjay says:

    Great solution…

  23. Sanjay Kumawat says:

    Really Great solution

  24. indudhar says:

    Thanks a lot for the tip. It works, cool

  25. Andre says:

    Awesome, easy to follow, now how do we apply this via GPO?

  26. faa says:


  27. Jos says:

    Thanks. Finally got rid of the default background.
    Would be nice if there is a solution to have one background crossing multiple monitors!

  28. Benrras says:

    thanks a lot man … 🙂

  29. KitchenPunk says:

    Oh yeah!!! Tnx

  30. Ed says:

    For those of you who are having trouble:
    Don’t actually put the “.jpg” at the end of the backgroundDefault name. That may fix the problem.

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  32. Suresh Arumugam says:

    good it works, but i want to put GIF gif here, is there options, if yes pls guide me

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