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An upper manager wants to view his precious wallpaper while his workstation is locked, but the "computer locked" window is right smack in the center of the screen.  Is there any way to permanently relocate the default position of this window to another area of the screen, perhaps in one of the corners?
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BrandonGalderisi earned 125 total points
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How daring do you want to be???

Contents:
1. Install Recovery Console
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/ 

2. Downolad a copy of ResourceHacker
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/ 

3. Find "msgina.dll" under \windows\system32 and copy it to the root (C:\) folder

4. Start ResourceHacker and open msgina.dll from the root

5. Under Dialog-1900 replace the dialog with this one:

1900 DIALOGEX 0, 0, 0, 0
STYLE WS_POPUP | WS_VISIBLE
CAPTION "" 
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
FONT 0, "" 
{
}

6. Hit "Compile Script" and save it (an original of your msgina.dll was saved automatically under C:\ with the name "msgina_original.dll")

7. Restart the computer and choose Recovery Console at start up

8. Copy the new .dll into "\windows\system32" and "\windows\system32\dllcache" (hit "y" when it asks for rewriting existing file)

these are the commands:
copy c:\msgina.dll c:\windows\system32\
copy c:\msgina.dll c:\windows\system32\dllcache

9. type "exit"

10. Now when your Windows restarted and you Lock your computer there will not be any pop-up window. To unlock just simply hit ALT+CTRL+DEL

References:
http://www.winguides.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=brdQuestio...amp;Num 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui...nui/win 

Found at: http://help.lockergnome.com/windows2/hide-Computer-Locked-window-Windows-XP-ftopict447343.html


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by:joseph_mumm
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Worked Great! Thanks for your help!
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