Windows XP Logon Wallpaper

Windows XP Logon Wallpaper


Windows XP Logon Wallpaper And How To Change It




If you choose to use the XP Logon Screen, as opposed to the Welcome Screen, (discussed in Windows XP Tip 10.)

THEN there are some things you can do to customise the way your XP Logon Screen looks...




Windows XP Tip 11 shows you how to change the background colour of the XP Logon screen... This tip shows you how to add a Windows XP Logon Wallpaper option...

This could be your favourite image or picture as long as it is a .bmp or .jpg

To Add A Windows XP Logon Wallpaper...

1) Navigate to:

HKEY USERS\ .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

2) Double click the wallpaper value, and type in the full path of your image and the filename.

3) To tile the image set "TileWallPaper" to 1

4) To Stretch the wallpaper set "WallPaperStyle" to 2

5) Close the registry editor and the changes will take place when you Log off.

IMPORTANT: This procedure contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article numbers to view the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

256986 - Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry

322756 - HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP.



Kind Regards

Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)

Marc Liron

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