10 November 2009

welcome screen Colored & Pictured

Windows XP welcome screen Colored & Pictured
When you hit ctrl-alt-delete, you invoke the Windows XP Task Manager

Windows shows "turn off computer" on the Windows XP start menu

You can not use "hidden" user accounts to log on

Windows XP logon screen
The ctrl-alt-delete keyboard combination brings you to the Windows security dialog box
Windows shows "shut down" on the Windows XP start menu

You can enter ANY user/password combination in the logon screen, including hidden user accounts
You can customize the Windows XP logon screen

Customize the logon screen ?

Yes, when you have your Windows set up to use the logon screen, you can customize the background color. Or you can personalize some more by giving it your favorite image or picture as background image.

To change the background color :
Right-click an empty spot on your desktop
Select "properties"
Click the "appearance" tab
Click the "advanced" button
Click on the "color1" drop-down list and select "other"
Pick the color of your choice and make a note of the red, green and blue values in the lower-right corner of the color dialog box (for instance 128 64 64)
Click "cancel"
In the "advanced appearance" dialog, also click cancel
In the "display properties" dialog, click cancel once more
Then, click the Start button and select "Run"
In the "open" field, type regedit and click ok
In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS and double-click the "background" string. The default value should be 0 78 152, but you can now change it to the values for red, green and blue that you wrote down previously (e.g. 128 64 64). Enter the values in the correct red-green-blue order, separated with a space.
Close the registry editor

The changes take place when you log off.

To put your favorite image or picture in the background of the logon screen :
Click the Start button and select "Run"
In the "open" field, type regedit and click ok
In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string "wallpaper"
Enter the full path and filename of the .bmp image that you want to use as background (the image must be in .bmp format)
Click "ok" and close the registry editor

The changes take effect as soon as you log off and on again.

If you change the string HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP\TILEWALLPAPER to 1 instead of 0, you will get a tiled effect with the bitmap :


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