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When you install the "Dell Data Protection Access" software for Finger Print authentication, it customises the lock screen and adds an ugly Dell logo (it ignores the user's current picture). How do I change the logo to the user's picture or customise the screen?

The tweaks.com Logon Changer tool will change the background but not the current user's picture - which remains as the ugly Dell logo.

Here's a picture of the screen - the Dell logo is not my current Windows user picture (it's currently the soccer ball picture and yeah, I tried changing it to see if it would trigger a change, but it didn't work).

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The tweaks.com Logon Changer tool will change the background but not the current user's picture - which remains as the ugly Dell logo. –  PeterX Feb 22 '13 at 2:45
    
I've now added the picture. –  PeterX Feb 22 '13 at 4:39
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Try what's at the bottom of this thread: en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/… –  techie007 Feb 22 '13 at 5:48
    
Thanks techie007, that worked. I took a backup of the DLL and I used Visual Studio to "hack" the Dell 128x128 bitmaps in the OEM_Resources.dll file and everything appears to be working. Bad form on Dell's part I believe. –  PeterX Feb 22 '13 at 6:33
    
You shouldn't have to use a driver for this purpose. Windows 7 has built-in expandable support for this sort of authentication. Infact the authentication method used by Dell is likely flawed. You might want to make sure your fingerprint scanner is not storing your password in its own registry key. –  Ramhound Feb 22 '13 at 12:00
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