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in windows 7 when we use of classic logon method they will be a empty frame that there will be no picture inside that. the question is can i set a specific picture for show when logon screen appear? for example our company logo for all users.


@ITsolution gave you right link, I just want to duplicate steps described in external link just in case if it would be unavailable, then one may still found this solution

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and enter regedit into the search bar.
  2. Right click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and select Find.
  3. Search for OEMBackground, which should be in
    If the key does not exist, add a new DWORD value with the name OEMBackground.
  4. Double click on the entry OEMBackground, and change the value from 0 to 1.
  5. Open Windows Explorer and go to the following path: %windir%/system32/oobe.
  6. Create a new folder named info, and open it.
  7. Create a new folder within info named backgrounds.
  8. Rename your desired wallpaper as backgroundDefault.jpg and place it inside the folder backgrounds (images must be less than 245KB in size and has at least 640x480 resolution).
  9. log off or reboot or simply lock your screen with Win+L to apply new settings.

For those who want to manage it via GPO and follow more detailed process (with screenshots) may want to see the article on howtogeek.com web site.

Credits goto to @ITSolutions and article on www.techspot.com and Chris Hoffman @www.howtogeek.com


Note that selecting a new theme in the Appearance and Personalization window will “unset” this registry value. Selecting a theme will change the value of the key to the value stored in the theme’s .ini file, which is probably 0 – if you change your theme, you’ll have to perform this registry tweak again, but changing the setting in group policy will allow it to persist even when you change your theme, but the Group Policy Editor is only available in Professional editions of Windows.

  • 1. %windir%system32oobe i can not find that – sajad Jan 14 '17 at 18:44
  • I edited my answer, it should be %windir%/system32/oobe, probably original site stripped slashes – Alex Jan 14 '17 at 18:48
  • i have created the folders and placed a small picture on that but nothing happened. – sajad Jan 14 '17 at 18:53
  • please first test that yourself – sajad Jan 14 '17 at 18:59
  • @sajad Is your image is a JPG and less than 245kb ? Does image resolution match display's resolution? – Alex Jan 14 '17 at 19:04

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