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Old 04-22-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
maelstrom209
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Windows XP login screen customizations


I know this is a Linux forum so please don't kill me for asking this!! One of my computers is running Windows and I wanted to find out if there's a way for me to customize the login prompt. I want to have a cool background or something for the login screen much like in KDE's login. I believe there's a way to do it but I don't remember how to do it. If anyone knows, could you let me in on the secret? Thanks!
 
Old 04-22-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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ah man you dont have to apologize for asking Windows related questions - only when you bash Linux and praise Windows should you expect some upset forum members.


anyway you might find your answer here:
Replacing Startup LOGO

look for replacing startup logo

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Old 04-29-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about

http://www.ecdestiny.com/pklam/others/WindowsLogin.jpg

I want to keep my login as the classic login but I want to change the nasty default blue background. I was able to do it in previous versions of Windows but I haven't found out how to do it for XP. Does anyone have a clue?
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:22 AM   #4
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I'm not sure if this is the answer. It mentions using a screensaver logon instead of the default. Changes are made to the registry, so it's not for the faint of heart.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,990156,00.asp
 
Old 05-03-2005, 06:42 PM   #5
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AFAIK, you can only change the welcome screen, which appears on WinXP Home edition or WinXp Professional when you are in a workgroup, not a domain, you can acomplish this using some software from here

joining a domain disables this screen and let you with the classical win2k login dialog


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