Sunday, 19 February 2012

Change Logon Screen Background of Windows7

Everyone would like to change the logon screen backgroundof Windows7. This will give your Windows7 a customized look. You can set your own picture as background svreen. You will have to follow the steps below to change background screen -->
1 : The image that you should set should be a .jpg file and its size should be less than 245KB.
2 : The image can have any resolution. I personally have used 1400 x 900. This is actually my screen resolution. You can use any photo editors to change resolutions. But you will have to save the image with file name backgroundDefault.jpg.
3 : Next you will have to copy the image to
If this path does not exist then you will have to create it.
4 : Go to Run and type regedit. This will open Registry Editor. Navigate to

If background does not exist then right-click LogonUI, select New and then Key and name it Background. Now locate OEMBackground in the right pane. If it does not exist, then right-click Background and select New and then DWORD and name it OEMBackground.
5 : Double click on OEMBackground and set the Value Data to 1.
6 : Log off to see the new logon screen. In order to go back to old background screen set Value Data to 0.


  1. There is nothing called HKLM in Regustry Editor of Windows7. Please help me out

    1. I think you have opened registry editor for the first time. HKLM actually stands for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Hope this will help.

  2. I have read this post previously. I also could not understand it & requested for a screenshot to the blog author. Thanks for your screenshot. I have successfully changed my log on screen background