Logon screen - Change

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How to Change the Logon Screen in Vista
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This will show you how to change the Logon Screen background image to whatever image you want it to be in Vista.
How to Change the Logon Screen in Vista

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The Logon screen is the screen that shows the accounts on your computer when you are logging on. This consists of the Welcome, Shutdown, Lock Computer, Switch User, Logon, and Logoff screens. The Logon screens are saved as a .logonvista file.

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For free LogonStudio screens to download, see: WinCustomize: Explore : LogonStudio


EXAMPLE: Default Logon Screen
Logon_Screen.jpg


Here's How:
1. Download and save the free Stardock LogonStudio program..
2. Install the program.​
3. Click on the LogonStudio shortcut to run. (See screenshot below)​
4. Click on Continue in the UAC Prompt. The main window will now open. (See screenshot below)​
LogonStudio.jpg

OPTIONS:
NOTE: See screenshot above. Click on these buttons to the left to do the action described.
5. Load - To load a logon image you already created from step 7 below or downloaded from step 6 below. (See screenshot below)​
A) Navigate to the location of the saved file.​
B) Select it and click on Open.​
C) Go to step 10.​
Load.jpg


6. Download - To download a logon image file from: WinCustomize: Explore : LogonStudio
7. Create - To create a logon image file from any size .jpg, .png, or .bmp file you want.​
NOTE: If the image you use is to small it may be distored.
A) Type in a name for the logon image file. (See screenshot below)​
B) Click on Browse.​
Create.jpg

C) Navigate to the location of the .jpg, .png, or .bmp file. (See screenshot below)​
D) Select it and click on Open.​
Browse.jpg

E) Click on Save to add it to the main display window. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: By default, the logon screens are saved in the hidden system folder C:\ProgramData\Stardock\LogonStudio Vista.
Alien.jpg

F) Go to step 10.​

8. Upload - This takes you to the same website from step 6 above, except you can register and upload a logon screen you created for everyone else to be able to download and use.​
9. About - Tells you the about information for LogonStudio. (See screenshot below)​
About.jpg

After you Loaded or Created a logon file Options:
NOTE: This will now have the logon file in the display window. EX: My Alien avatar (See screenshot below)
10. Save - To save the selected logon file to where you want it.​
11. Apply - To change the logon screen to what you have selected.​
NOTE: When you click Apply, you will be taken to the logon screen with your new screen where you will need to log back on. You will be taken back to where you left off after you logon.
12. Delete - To delete a selected logon file.​
A) Click on Yes for the confirmation prompt.​
LogonStudio2.jpg


That's it,
Shawn








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Hello AaroNo,

Nice image. :)

If you have recently already given me rep points, then you have to wait a few days before you are able to give to the same member a gain.

Thank you though. :)

Shawn
 
Hi Brink
I have a problem with the Logon generator,
My logon picture is a few months old, and it doesn't show on the program, I still have the picture I created it from but not the .logonvista file.

I've re-downloaded the generator to make sure its not at fault.

No matter what picture I attempt to apply it does nothing, I just cannot remove the present logon picture.

Is there possibly a registry solution to this problem.?:confused:
 
Hello wysiwyg,

Running a sfc /scannow command should restore the log on screen back to default. As a test, use Run as administrator on LogonStudio Vista to see if that will allow it run properly for you.

Hope this helps. :)
 
hello wysiwyg,

running a sfc /scannow command should restore the log on screen back to default. As a test, use run as administrator on logonstudio vista to see if that will allow it run properly for you.

Hope this helps. :)
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Doesn't do anything as all it sees is a perfectly good Logon screen, it looks like it will have to be forced to changed,
Would it have to be Registry or maybe through System 32/en-us
And using Logo generator as Admin doesn't work.
 
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hello wysiwyg,

running a sfc /scannow command should restore the log on screen back to default. As a test, use run as administrator on logonstudio vista to see if that will allow it run properly for you.

Hope this helps. :)
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Doesn't do anything as all it sees is a perfectly good Logon screen, it looks like it will have to be forced to changed,
Would it have to be Registry or maybe through System 32/en-us
And using Logo generator as Admin doesn't work.
You are putting a space where there shouldn't be one.

It's sfc /scannow NOT sfc/ scannow

The above screen is basically saying that it recognises the transaction but not the command and is giving you the various choices.
 
Thanks Ex-Brit, ran it as you said, after reboot all that happened was it put my boot screen back to Default, but there was no change to the Logon screen, I was hoping it would put it back to Default.

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What would happen if I deleted logon scr.mui file.:?

Would that allow me to apply a new logon screen through the logon generator.
 
To be honest I'm not sure. But to be on the safe side set a Restore Point for now, and then try it. You can then always go back.

Usually when one deletes such a file Windows rebuilds it anyway, but I could be wrong.
 
wysiwyg,

Have you already tried doing a System Restore using a restore point dated when you had the default log on screen to see if that restored it?
 
I doubt it would go that far back.

I may have to re-install windows to get rid.:(

Earliest it would go back was 16th June. I had the screen longer.
 
Did you see if uninstalling and reinstalling the program, then trying to change the image back using the program as Peter suggested already?

If so, then a reinstall may be needed. :(
 
Did you see if uninstalling and reinstalling the program, then trying to change the image back using the program as Peter suggested already?

If so, then a reinstall may be needed. :(
Did some more checking, and thought I'd look at Tune-up Utilities, found it was out of trial, so decided to Uninstall, and guess what, the new Logon screen flashed up on restart.

So it seems depending on what alterations you make in tune-up, can affect your logon screens.

Needless to say I had no trouble on Win7 as it (TUP) wasn't installed.

We live and learn.
 
Over the years I've learned to avoid anything that remotely resembles a tune-up utility or a registry cleaner as they always end up breaking something in exchange for whatever dubious benefit you may gain elsewhere.
 
Over the years I've learned to avoid anything that remotely resembles a tune-up utility or a registry cleaner as they always end up breaking something in exchange for whatever dubious benefit you may gain elsewhere.
Like "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" :D
 
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