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Does anybody know if it is possible to change a setting so that the Windows XP Lock Screen is not centered, but let's say in right or left top/down corner or maybe even a give x or y coordinate?

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Please note : Only for Advance Users.You may end up reinstalling your OS if not followed this one properly

These are the steps to do that.

  1. Install Recovery Console http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/

  2. Downolad a copy of ResourceHacker http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

  3. Find msgina.dll under \windows\system32 and copy it to the root (C:) folder

  4. Start ResourceHacker and open msgina.dll from the root

  5. Under Dialog-1900 replace the dialog with this one:

1900 DIALOGEX 0, 0, 0, 0 STYLE WS_POPUP | WS_VISIBLE CAPTION "" LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US FONT 0, "" { }

Hit "Compile Script" and save it (an original of your msgina.dll was saved automatically under C:\ with the name "msgina_original.dll")

Restart the computer and choose Recovery Console at start up

Copy the new .dll into "\windows\system32" and "\windows\system32\dllcache" (hit "y" when it asks for rewriting existing file)

these are the commands:

copy c:\msgina.dll c:\windows\system32\ 
copy c:\msgina.dll c:\windows\system32\dllcache 

type "exit"

Now when your Windows restarted and you Lock your computer there will not be any pop-up window. To unlock just simply hit ALT+CTRL+DEL

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thank you very much –  ICTdesk.net Jun 23 '10 at 16:10
    
+1 Thanks a lot : ) –  Searock Oct 1 '10 at 9:48
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