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How do I change the login background in Windows XP?

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Are you using the welcome screen or the dialog with Username and Password fields? –  Zian Choy Sep 28 '09 at 7:41

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To Add A Windows XP Logon Wallpaper

  1. Navigate to: HKEY USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
  2. Double click the wallpaper value, and type in the full path of your image and the filename.
  3. To tile the image set "TileWallPaper" to 1
  4. To Stretch the wallpaper set "WallPaperStyle" to 2
  5. Close the registry editor and the changes will take place when you Log off.


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+1 for getting there before me –  admintech Sep 28 '09 at 8:09
It didn't work for me... –  RCIX Sep 29 '09 at 7:01

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