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is it possible to create a custom login image in windows xp

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is it possible to create a custom login image in windows xp? Not a custom background image, but actually customize the windows xp login screen, changing it from 'windows xp professional' to 'business name here'
(see arrow to indicate where the change is that i wish to make),
Thanks you all!
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Question by:chriselibama
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by:JPetersen92020
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WOW, now I can rest, I have heard it all. Sorry for the sarcasm, It is very (not) possible. Because you have to edit the registry Microsoft says you cannot do it. Check around, someone has done it.....I'm SURE.
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by:chriselibama
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i know it is possible because i have seen it in person at work. which is why i asked...although i can see why you would think it not possible. i consider myself quite familiar with windows, and this wasnt the first time ive seen such a thing.... think novell login for example.
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by:torimar
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In theory, this is very well possible.

Just get the old tool "Resource Hacker" (maybe from here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/File-Editors/Resource-Hacker.shtml), load c:\windows\system32\msgina.dll and browse through the bitmap resources: in my opinion, it's the bitmaps 101 and 107 you'll have to extract and customize. Replace them by your own.

BUT: That passage above was just for educational purposes.
I'm pretty certain that a whole legion of MS lawyers would have a lot against this - which will cost you and your firm dearly. For a hoax this may be acceptable, but you are planning to replace the logo of the copyright holder and basically "re-brand" Windows as though it were some other corporation's product. That is not only copyright violation, that is fraud.

I suggest you content yourself with knowing that it's possible.
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by:chriselibama
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haha outstanding. thank you BOTH very much for the assistance!
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by:chriselibama
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thank you both...that was what i was looking for!
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