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How to add picture to Windows 7 DEFAULT log-on screen

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Hi Experts!

I got Windows 7 Pro, in Workgroup, and set-up registry entry "not to remember" previous user, which makes users type in Username and Password at the Windows log-on screen.

However, when the initial default log-on screen shows up, there's an empty picture there with a frame around it. I spend about 2 hours looking all over the net, but can't find the solution.

1. Can I get rid of that frame/picture completely?
2. If not, then how do I add my desired logo into that frame? (you can't set a DEFAULT log-in picture the same way as you set user pictures in the Control Panel).

Thanks in advance!
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You can go here:

http://www.blogsdna.com/2698/you-can-customize-windows-7-logon-background-officially.htm

and make a plain background. I tried it and it works. Do follow the directions carefully and especially around making your plain picture.

... Thinkpads_User
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Thanks thinkpads_user, but I'm fine with the default background. My question is how do I remove that "default user logo with frame around it", to clarify, it's just a regular "user picture" that you can set for every user, but this one does not belong to any particular user because I set "user must enter username and password" to log-in...

Any other ideas are welcome. :-)
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The user logo is buried deep into the Windows 7 startup and that was the only one I have seen (I had the same question). ... Thinkpads_User
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StarDock may be of help - http://www.stardock.com/downloads/
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That link is the blogsdna link I posted that did not fit what Kaptain1 was looking for. ... Thinkpads_User
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Oops. :)
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If the Windows 7 User Picture Frame Changer doesn't do what you need, then it looks like you'll have to modify the embedded bitmap that's in authui.dll.

See:
- Windows 7 - How to change Logon screen Picture frame (before logon)
- Restorator

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thanks I'll try it
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thanks
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Thank you.  I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User
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