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Can't find my program for changing logon screen

Q: Can't find my program for changing logon screen

I used a very simple program in August when the RTM first came out to change the logon screen without having to deal with the registry. Now I can't find it; it was something that didn't require installation, because it doesn't appear in the start menu. Just needed to point to the jpg I wanted and it changed it for me. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Eh, I just found it online again: Windows 7 Logon Background Changer - Customize your Windows 7 welcome screen wallpaper

- Eli

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A: Can't find my program for changing logon screen

Yeah, it's here, in this tutorial by our member link8583, who is the app developer. But you've already found it.

Log On Screen - Change

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yes i would like to change my logon screen on xp,i'm fairly new at computers
can someone help me?

A:changing my logon screen?

Hi, champ!

Try these sites:



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RONIZ by ~007TINAR on deviantART Their is a totally cool background. But is it like.. customizable? How can i change the text to make it say Windows Se7en, instead of that windows xp stuff. And how can i remove that "water-mark"-like thing in the top left corner.. THanks XD

A:Changing the Logon-Screen :)

Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil

RONIZ by ~007TINAR on deviantART Their is a totally cool background. But is it like.. customizable? How can i change the text to make it say Windows Se7en, instead of that windows xp stuff. And how can i remove that "water-mark"-like thing in the top left corner.. THanks XD

Your query is more likely to garner a correct response if posted at devianART. You are basically asking the artist to create a new piece of art and remove his signature.

Else, just use a photo editor.

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First off I'd like to say hello to all.
The info here is great for customizing many aspects for win 7.

that in mind is why I'm choosing to ask this here.

I'm fully aware of how to change the background of the logon screen however, I'd like to change the little blue ring animation.

I'm familiar with resource hacker and restorator but haven't been able to find where this animation is stored to make the desired change.

any help pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

just to clarify. I DO NOT mean the boot animation.
I'm looking to change the small animation that displays while logging in/out.... the one that looks like that busy cursor.

A:Changing Logon screen animation

anyone even have a clue as to where i should start looking at least?

with as much helpful info as I've found here before, i thought some of the more experienced folks would have been all over this one...

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Hey guys

I want to change the windows logon screen background on my win 7 hp sp1 64 pc. I've been looking at several articles and none are useful, for starters I can't find the backround image to check the resolution. I'll be making my own background picture to use and all I got so far is it has to be 256kb in size and it has to be a jpeg. How do I change the logon screen background?

A:[SOLVED] Changing logon screen help

Hi there are a few ways to do it How to Change the Logon Screen on Windows 7 - TechSpot
but generally it involves a reg tweak and if you do decide to do that be careful and back up the registry first Change and customize Windows 7's Logon screen wallpaper - TechRepublic
How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7
backing it up Back up the registry

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hey i seen th e normal windows xp logon welcome screen with all the users and there thumbnail picture. and i was wondering if there was away to change the background of that area? i seen ppl do it on there own themes or what not sometimes...but i just wana change the background.

dunno if this is possible

A:changing the windows welcome logon screen

Try this http://www.winxptutor.com/tweaklogon.htm

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Hello everyone,
I see a lot of videos on youtube of how to change your windows xp logon screen to windows 7, but i never seen the other way around..

Is there a way to change windows 7 logon screen to look like windows xp logon screen where I actually have to type the user name and password in order to login

A:changing windows 7 logon screen.

go to run,type control userpasswords2. then tick "user must enter username and pasword to login
This is optional,you can go to advanced tab>secure logon and tick "require user to use ctrl+Alt+del

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Can I change background of log on screen aka welcome screen??


A:Changing Logon screen of Windows 8.

Hello MrRitwik,

You could change the background of the lock screen if you like.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Merry Christmas!
I'm trying to change the classic windows login screen, and I'd like to change the image above the text boxes, the one that says Windows Xp Profressional Blah Blah. Does anyone know what to do to change this? I found the image in shell32.dll and replaced it with another one but it didnt show when I restarted the computer. =\ any help would be great!

A:Changing classic logon screen

Have a look here http://www.themexp.org/ .
Lots of custom themes, login screens and other good stuff.

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I'm trying to change the background for the log-on screen for Windows 7 Home Premium. I tried the method explained here http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-change-windows-7-logon-screen/ (and on other websites), but when I navigated to the backgrounds folder, I wasn't able to add a new picture or delete the current one.

I downloaded the Tweaks.com Logon Changer (http://www.techspot.com/guides/224-change-logon-screen-windows7/), but it only gives me the choice between pictures in C: / Windows / Web / Wallpaper. And I can't add any pictures there either (nothing happens after I give administrator permission).

So the Tweaks software worked, but I'd like to be able to use my own picture. Any advice?

(had no idea where to post this, by the way. sorry)

A:Changing logon screen background

I user Win 7 Logon background Changer; hasn't failed me yet though one time it did hang, next time it was ok again.

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i have windows xp professional at work. we have multiple computers/monitors that are not in use at various times of the day. i am looking to change the logon screen saver(so no one has to actually be logged-on) on those computers/monitors to a powerpoint presentation(or something similar). i also need them to pull from a common drive/file, so it can be changed daily in 1 place(vs going to every computer and updating them individually). i have already played around with this, going through the registry and changing the screensaver(hkey users\default\control panel\desktop scrnsave.exe, edit string box, value data box). i was successful in changing the screensaver to the standard ones available, but cannot figure out how to change to pull from a common drive. is this possible? i am willing to buy software to accomplish this. thanks to all for any help! dan

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Ok so I went in and changed the back ground pic in Windows/System32/oobe/info/backgrounds folder, changed the name and instead of it changing to the one I put in there it changed it to some pic with flowers on it and a bird. I have made sure it is Jpg format I made sure it is the same size as the first one as well. Any idea what might be going wrong?

A:Failed at changing Logon screen Picture.

Welcome to Seven Forums FoxAnderson. There are restrictions on size and such. I was going to do it manually initially, but found such an easy automated method that it was not worth it for me. Try this small, free program. It only changes the background. It doesn't need to be installed, and doesn't run in the background once the image is changed.

Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 7

A Guy

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I tried resizing an jpg with Paint to use it as logon screen and before to save it a message showed saying that i will lose the transparency of the file but I save it and applied anyway.
My mistake cause since then, whatever I tried, I can't restore or replace that ugly thing that I created. I used "Windows 7 Logon Background Changer 1.5.2" , I did it manually by editing the registry but always the same thing, background changes but the white small window from the center it's always there and I can't get rid of it !
Is there any way to restore or change that ?
Thanks ... I would like to to attach a screenshot but I don't know how !
Help please !

A:Problem changing or restoring logon screen - Help plz !

See this tutorial to learn to attatch pictures.

If you have the OS seperate from your main files you can simply reinstall windows.

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How can I change the color of the frame around my user picture, and the color of the "Logon" button? It's really important for the custom theme i'm making. Trying to get the color a yellow that's slightly orangy. Thanks!

A:Changing Logon Screen button color

Welcome to the Seven Forums

All are bitmaps in the authui.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 I am not sure which is for the button, but the picture frame is look at screenshot below.

If you need help let me know.

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My father's girlfriend is giving this Toshiba laptop to my father, and I'm charged with setting this up.

Starting off, the only (non-Guest) account has been:


I created:

So when you boot up Win7, it lands here:

[HerName] [HisName]
Administrator Adminstrator

Is there any way:

1) To put [HisName] first, on the left?
or better yet, 2) Remove [HerName] from the logon screen, keeping the account so it can be switched to?

I've been reading tutorials and messages here, and I don't see anything that exactly addresses what I'm trying to accomplish. (I may have missed it, because I am very tired after being up way early and working since before dawn.)

Any help would be appreciated. Win7 Home Premium 64bit, if it matters in this exercise...

A:Changing Win7 Logon Screen To ONly Show Second Account

Actually you don't need to make an extra account for it. you can change
the first accounts name in the user account settings.

Open Control panel - User accounts
select the account you want to menage
Hear you should see the option to change the user account name.

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Hi, i want to change the "windows 7 professional" logo at the bottom of the log on screen.

i know you can remove it but was wandering if there was a way to replace it with my own file.


A:changing (not removing) the windows 7 logon screen logo

Hi Scott. There used to be a way to hack the file and remove the bitmap that contains the "Windows Seven Version" logo but MS stomped on it. This is a critical system file and you are best not fooling with it. There are plenty of ways to modify the log on screens such as here:
Log On Screen - Change

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I have changed the Windows XP logon screen screensaver using the MS guide here. This has worked. The screen saver I want to use is 3D Text. When the screensaver is activated on the logon screen, it uses all the default settings, including text of 'Microsoft Windows'. How can I go about changing the settings such as text?


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I have re-installed Windows 7 recently from Windows 10, because I didn't like it. I have now got a classic white pointy cursor on the logon screen instead of the default Windows 7 Aero Cursor.

Is there a way to change that using the registry or anything.

Much help will be appreciated!

Many thanks,


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High I've got a prob that is sort of a problem. When I created a new isp dailup connection for a different isp to my main one to check o0ut there service thiings have changed. My password stars *** have become about 10 * long when my login is only 6 both connections have changed to this. If I click in the password and type in the 6 digit one it connects but next time I go to connect there are 10 or so *** there. ANy ideas why this is happening.

Also I used to have to go to start/connect to/service provider to get connected even if i had firefox open or OE now when I open them a connect screen automatically comes up.

also if i connect to first then firefox and start browsing after 20 minute the idle disconnect screen comes up even if i have been surfing the whole time.

I geuss thess don't effect day to day running but i want to know why things have changed

ta, davidx

win xp home

A:dial up logon passwords changing and connect to internet screen changes

The reason you're seeing 10 asterisks instead of 6 is for security reasons. It's normal behavior.

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I can only see the domain user in logon screen, even in safe mode only domain user is seen. So, is there any fix or solution?

Regards, Sachith H M

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My system windows 7 has been showing the logon screen after cicking on my account,.
It shows welcome and again its shows logon screen.
I logged  in with safe mode and created another account . New account worked fine. After shut down and i again logged in,It shows same problem.
Again logon screen is displaying
Kindly help meee out

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Two similar events have happened to me recently, all while logged into windows; I use only one account on this pc. On both occurrences the Screen flashes black; after that, in particular the first occurrence i was not able to access the admin account via
UAC; Group policy is set to ask for password upon elevation, good and well, but the password dialogue box said that the admin account was locked out. After rebooting, I was unable to login, with the exact same error appearing; A system restore fixed this issue.
Unfortunately I did not note the exact string of the error, and I see no references to it in event log except for this " Event 6000 The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification event."  However
the error "description" was quite different error on this second occurrence.
Here are some event errors that occurred during the first error:
Nvidia GTX 660 turned off momentarily and turned on again; sound card was disabled at the same time; crashing adobe premiere

Faulting application name: Adobe QT32 Server.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5a4de952
Faulting module name: QuickTime.qts_unloaded, version:, time stamp: 0x5668a2c5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x6059cd89
Faulting process id: 0x4a4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3cccd1782c182
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018\32\Adobe QT32 Server.exe
Faulting module ... Read more

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Hi At my company we have Lenovo L460 with windows 7 and Cisco anyconnect 4.3 - we have a sim card with 4G data connection to a service provider(Telenor).When I have logon screen for windows 7, I can see with FN+F8 that the wireless WAN is "on", but when I try to connect/logon with the cisco anyconnect "start before logon" module the cisco say that it can't see any internet connection. And I tried to wait for 3-4 minutes so all services where running, but no connection.... If I uses the Wifi connection then it just goes smooth... If I logon to windows 7 and then start the mobile data connection at logon to cisco anyconnect there is NO problem.. So are there somebody who can say that:1. Huawei does not support cisco anyconnect SBL?2. Lenovo does not allow you to start a mobile connection before you logon windows ?3. Or something? A lot of thanks in advance!!!!!!!! Regards niels

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Hi everyone,
I am so glad to have found this forum and to see that others in the past with similar problems have had them resolved, looking forward to nutting this one out
The computer is a win XP with RAID that freezes the mouse and the keyboard if a mouse or keyboard button is touched at the logon screen.
The mouse works fine until a button is pressed, you can even click on a user but are unable to enter a password due to the keyboard and mouse freezing at this moment.
NOTE: originally happened with a USB keyboard and USB mouse, using PS2 keyboard and mouse.
I am writing about my fathers old computer which suddenly started “freezing up” at the logon screen, after he wasted weeks trying to get it to work he decided that it was a hardware issue and bought himself a new computer.
Since then I have proved that there was no hardware error by putting an extra HDD in and installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Everything functions fine under Ubuntu and the files are able to be accessed on the RAID.
While i can access and copy files as needed from the RAID i would like to return access to the win XP install and let my father use it again.
I first attempted to run Live rescue CD's but they could not find the RAID drive.
- Bit Defender Rescue CD – Saw the ubuntu drive, no RAID
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – Didn't see any HDD's.
So I ran the following AV programs from ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- Bit Defender – NO THREATS F... Read more

A:Unable to logon, Win XP with RAID, KB & mouse freeze at logon screen

So you are able to run the machine  using PS2 keyboard and mouse.
Step 1: 
Download and install LogonFix
Click the Highlighted button.

When prompted select yes.
Allow the program to reboot your machine as well when prompted.
Step 2:
Download drivecleanup.zip to your desktop.
CLICK HERE to determine whether you're running 32-bit or 64-bit for Windows.
Once the determination has been made open either the 32-bit or 64-bit folder.
Right Click the .exe on the inside of the folder and run as admin.
A command prompt window will open telling you what has been removed upon completion.
Note: All usb devices must be removed from your machine during this step, except your keyboard and mouse of course. 
Step 3:

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop.
Close any open windows
Double click the TFC icon to run the program. (Vista/7/8 Users, Right Click and select Run as Admin)
TFC will close all open programs itself in order to run
Click the Start button to begin the process
Allow TFC to run uninterrupted
Once its finished it should automatically reboot your machine, if it doesn't, manually reboot to ensure a complete clean.

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I have upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10. During the procedure a screen showed that Dell Access had to be removed before Windows 10 could be installed.
It was removed, and everything else went smoothly.
Now during logon, at the login screen, the system will take a while to initialize, and say "Failure to initialize". Luckily I am able to login using a password.
I want to use the fingerprint reader to login. Dell says that this system have no issues with upgrading to Windows 10, but not now. So how can I solve this problem?
I will like to do either the following:
1. Get the fingerprint reader working.
2. If it cannot work, I want the logon screen to stop trying to initialize and just use password to logon.

Also, I am getting 2-3 nos of the same user on the login screen. There is only 1 user on this computer but I see mostly 2 but sometimes 3 of the same on the lower left of the logon screen. I also want to remove the extras. Not an issue, but I think it may be related to the above as well.



A:Precision M4700 Win10 upgrade - Failure to initialize fingerprint reader during logon, and multiple same users on logon screen

I'm getting the same thing and the same lack of response.  Has anyone from DELL done any research on this?

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Is there a way to remove the logon picture.

or make the picture smaller.

it ruins my logon wallpaper
let me know!

A:Logon screen, change/remove logon picture

There are some links in this thread which may be of help - Remove the Login Screen Icon


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Hi there,

I have a windows 7 pc in a "domain", so when you get to the initial windows 7 welcome screen (prior to logging in as a user), you get a blank transparent Picture

A:How to change Logon screen Picture frame (before logon)

Its ok, managed to get it working, seemed to work when i did it again, strange. No blank picture frame now, just a customised "picture frame" that appears prior to logon, just what I was after. Hope this helps anyone else trying to achieve this.

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Vanilla Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop running Windows Vista. It has never had a login account or password protection, and is only used in single user mode.

Yesterday, start-ups fine, no password. Today, I'm presented with the user logon widow prompting me for a password, and cannot logon to Vista!

No-one has meddled with the laptop. Don't know if SP1 was automatically downloaded
and installed - whatever the factory defaults were from Dell. I've not seen any references to this kind of issue on Vista, but have heard about a similar thing with NT.

Any suggestions how this could have happened?

Yes - I know I can reset passwords using the NT Password Editor (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/).

A:Vista logon screen for single user logon

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I'm usually good at figuring these things out,
but am at a loss here.
How do you change your logon music/sound?
I am using WinXP.
Thank you!

A:Changing Logon Sounds

Go to
Start / Control Panel / Sounds, sche.... / Pick A Task / Change the Sound Scheme / Sounds tab / Then in the list box below click "Windows Log-on" / Select a preset sound, or browse to a personal sound[put it in where default sounds are located I suggest]... then save and good to go

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Is there a way to change the automatic logon in Win2k from Adminstrator to my name? (My name is already listed as a user with Admin. priveleges.)

A:Changing logon to other than Adminsitrator

You can set Auto login in the registry.... let me remember the key...

Under HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon there are a few values to change...

(these are all string values)

AutoAdminLogon = 1
DefaultUsername = [yourusername]
DefaultPassword = [yourpassword]

And there ya go, should auto login.

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I would really like to change my windows 7 logon sound to this:
Fallout 3 Setup Song - YouTube

I have the audio file witch is mp3 and i have converted it to wav file.
I changed it in the sounds menu or whatever the right name is and when i test it then it plays. But when I actually log in then the sound wont play. Is it possible that the sound is too long?

Thank you.

A:Changing logon sound in win 7

Hello Lillkapsas

Yes that is a possibility, there is a limit on the length of the .wav file although I cant remember off hand what this is. Try using Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder to trim the .wav file down a little. Its a freeware program and very useful.

Regards Danny

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my laptop currently signs in with an @Hotmail email account and password,
I want to change this to a different @Hotmail account but it seems I need to
change it to a "local" account first.

What is a "local" account?
Can I have two laptop logon to the same @Hotmail account.



A:changing logon account

Hello Daniel,

A local account is the same type of account that you used in Windows 7. It's an account that is only on your local computer, and doesn't roam like a Microsoft account.

You would basically be temporally switching to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account that uses the new email address. This is a workaround to change to a different Microsoft account without losing the account's profile on the PC.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!

A:Changing password logon requirement

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I was given this dell Inspiron e1505/6400 notebook and I've done all upgrades except for changing the name in the WIN LOGON files and when I tried it said that I could not delete the name. If there is a way to delete this old name please someone tell me how? I've changed the Administrator's name to mine ,but can't change the name in WIN LOGON can someone help!!!

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I was wondering how to change the Windows classic logon image?

Specifically, when you logon and you have to press control-alt-delete. Can the image that appears at that screen be changed at all? Size, bitmap, etc.

I'm tired of the boring Windows XP logon.


A:Changing Classic Logon Image

Changing visual style for classic logon in XP, And other various settings ....


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I am trying to change the default windows logon shell value (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell) to an image file. I am well aware that explorer.exe will no longer start, But would like to be able to choose what starts up on the machine. This is not for malicious purposes, it is for a training session at my University on malware, and the typical things that viruses can do, such as changing this shell value to say, a fake Anti-virus program .exe.

Basically, I am wanting to find out if the default Windows shell value can be changed to anything other than a .exe

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Hi. I have changed the network settings on a Windows XP Pro machine and
after rebooting, it no longer lets me logon.

After entering the username and password at the XP Pro logon screen it tells me "The system could not log you on. Make sure your username and domain are correct"

The problem was caused when I used the Network setup wizard to change
the network settings from a business network to a home network. I
guess that I have removed the domain settings or something and that it
is now trying to logon to WORKGROUP rather than the domain that it
used to logon to when it was used in the office.

It is a laptop and it has not been in the office for months and it has
not connected to the office network for months. I thought changing it
to a home network would let me share its drives with other machines in
the house. I can't take it back to the office to logon as I don't work there.

My question is, how do i get to logon to this machine again? I can't
find an option to let me enter a domain name and even if I could, I
don't know the full name of the domain it used to connect to.

A:Cannot logon to XP after changing network settings

First thing I would tell you to do is restart the computer and hold F8 (Safe Mode) or what ever key is for safe mode on your PC. And try to log onto the administrator User under Safe Mode, and then either reset your network settings back to a default setting, or look at the user information and change it back to default settings.

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Strange request, Is it possible to change a computers description using a login script?

We would like to have the users username as the computer's description when the user logs on. We use roaming profiles and often different people use different desks so this needs to be able to change easily via login scripts.

Could anyone help?


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Hello All

We have users with WIN2K laptops who logon to the laptop using the cached logon credentials (username, password & domain). and then connecting via VPN to the network. Thus allowing them access to mail, resources, etc without having to re-enter authentication details over & over.

But we also force users to change passwords on a set period of time. But to change the passwords their password will require physical connection to the network, which they do not have.

Is there any way for a user who does not have immediate access to the network to change the cached logon credentials on the laptop to match with with changes made to their account by admin staff?

Any help much appreciated.

A:Changing cached logon credentials

We ran into that same issue where I worked, so I am interested to see if someone here has an answer to your question. Our main issue though was how long the cached account would last on the PC (would it expire after say, 120 days, or would it be useable forever?) if it was never to be physically connected to the network.

We ended up not registering the latops to our domain and not linking the userid to the domain in order to avoid the problem. For the most part, we were able to setup most of the login prompts that users would get when trying to access a network resource via VPN (such as email) to have pre-filled fields (such as domain and userid) and the users would only need to enter in their network password.

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this may not be the correct place for this post but my windows 7 logon sound will just not change lol any ideas?

A:windows logon sound not changing

Hiyya cryptoncore don't know if you have tried already but go into Control Panel / Sound and have a play with the different sounds. I found it a bit trial and error but no harm trying it out.

Where it says Windows default drop the list down pick something out and then go to the window below and pick what you want from there. Then just hit the test button to try. If you cannot find anything there is probably something on line that you can add a sound that you like from.

If you do not like the sounds you can always just go back to where you started (make a note - no pun - of what there is originally) at least it is a sound LOL!!

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Hey all... I have been scouring the net looking for answers. I have edited my registry, added the directories in the 00be directory along with a compliant image. it simply will not display. I downloaded the Windows 7 Logon Background Changer from Julien Manici and when I run that application it shows the new image that I already set up.

I just opened the app and it was there so that tells me that my initial attempt was correct. Not sure what elss to look for so any help is appreciated.

A:Changing Win 7 Logon Background Not Working

Since you didn't post in the tutorial thread for this I guess there's a chance you haven't seen it?!

Log On Screen - Change

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I want to restore the defulat logon name when my computer starts. It used to always boot up with "administrator" in the name box (me) but after connecting to my home computer it now starts up with another user name - "tom"(the name of my home computer). How can I change the default name to administrator so I don't have to erase 'tom" and retype "administrator" every time I boot up?

Thanks very much for any help offered!

A:changing default logon WIN 2000

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I've followed a few links but here was the last one I tried.

when i restart the computer its still the old logo, I don't get what im doing wrong, the picture file isn't to big either.

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I have a Windows 2k Server with about 10 clients with Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional. I want to be force the users to change their password after a certain amount of time. The problem is that when the users' who use Windows 95/98 or XP (2k Pro doesn't have the problem) passwords expire and they are prompted to change them at logon they receive an "access denied" message after inputting their new password. The only way for them to actually change their password is to move to a Win2000 computer and log in there, change their password, log back out and then log on to their 95/98/XP machine.

I have ensured that the "password never expires" checkbox is NOT checked. I don't like the security risk of not making them change their password.

A:XP logon problems: Access denied when changing password

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All this was done on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I've been trying to get the "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE or use the Windows Security button to <log on/unlock this computer.>" text changed.

I made a copy of the authui.dll.mui files from both System32/en-US/ and SysWOW64/en-US/ to another location. I opened them up in Resource Hacker , went to String Table/753/1033 and changed the text for items 12035 and 12036 , hit Compile Script , and then save. I then made backups of the originals, took file ownership so that I could delete them, and, finally, replaced them. To verify that this operation was successful, I opened the files, now in their respective en-US folders, back up in Resource Hacker . Each text field displays precisely what I set it to. However, when I lock the computer or log off, the text has not been changed at all. Even after a reboot, the text has not been changed. Afterwards, I went back into the en-US folders to make sure they didn't revert and found my changes in place.

I've done quite a bit of searching and no one seems to be suggesting anything beyond what I've done. I would appreciate any help with this matter. Thanks.

A:Difficulty changing Secure Logon text prompt

This is called DLL hell.

Likely your Windows is using another copy of authui.dll.mui file from C:\Windows\winsxs\ folder. I can not give you exact subfolder in your WINSXS folder, because it depends on your system situation, but you should be able to find it with simple search.

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Trying to fix my friend's laptop. She claims she was watching a youtube video and all of th sudden the computer started acting up and so she rebooted the computer and now it won't boot past the xp logon scren. Comes up with the error: "data execution prevention; userini logon application" with the only option of close message. windows does not contiue to boot and just sits there. I have tried to boot into safe mode but it only gives the option of booting into normal xp media center. tried last known good config and same results. any ideas?

acer aspire 3050-1594
AMD Sempron 3400+
xp media center

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