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Customize the Windows 7 Log-on Screen
Windows 7 log-on screen can be changed easily:

  1. Open the registry editor by command regedit.
  2. Go to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\ LogonUI\Background
  3. Double-click the OEMBackground DWORD key
  4. Set value of the key to 1
  5. Select a background image for logon screen with size less than 256 KB.
  6. Copy that image into the C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds folder
  7. Rename the image to backgroundDefault.jpg. Reboot, and now your logon image would have changed.

Remove Send Feedback Link:

The bug that troubles in Windows 7 is the send feedback link. Following is a simple fix to get rid of this. Make sure you have a backup of the registry before you proceed.

  1. Click Start > Search and type regedit. Open regedit.exe as administrator.
  2. Look for the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control PanelDesktop
  3. Right-click on the white space in the pane to the right of the key hierarchy and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. As the value appears, name it FeedbackToolEnabled. Double-click the value that was created with FeedbackToolEnabled and enter 0 in the Value Data box, and then click OK.
  5. Log off and log on the system for the values to take effect.

Unlock the Hidden Themes:

Windows 7 has a pack of hidden and locked themes. To unlock the hidden themes:

1. Go to C:\Windows\winsxs

2. Enter “*.theme” in the search feld. You will get the Click me prompt

3. Double-click the themes ZA, US, GB, CA, AU to install them.


  1. there was no path in C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds folder,.,.,.,.the folder info is not in there,.,.,.,.,.,.,

  2. I followed evry instruction but ddnt work!

  3. it works fine thank you very much



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