Edit "Log On to Windows" screen

GregMani34
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When presses "CTL-DEL" on our windows XP PC, the "Log On to Windows" popup is displayed in the middle of the screen.  Is there a way to edit this popup?  Specifically, I would like to change the "Windows XP Professional" phrase to "My Project Workstation".
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In XP you have to manipulate the GINA


http://www.rohos.com/gina-authentication-module.htm


To customize the title of this dialog box Gina uses the following registry key:

    Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Key: Welcome (e.g., Windows Security for JoelTech Domain)
One Way...
The Logon Screen is located in the file;  LogonUI.exe in the c:\windows\system32 folder.
The file is Hidden, so you have to set the SHOW HIDDEN files, in the FOLDER OPTIONS in the CONTROL PANEL.
** Make a copy of it first, name the copy, SAV_LogonUI.exe. this way if you mess up, you can always restore the Original LogonUI.exe file.
** Make another copy, that you will "work" with, and name this one, MY_LogonUI.exe
** Use a HEX EDITOR to open the MY_LogonUI.exe program
Look near the END of the file, for items in Text you can change.  Careful with HEX Editors... you are limited by the number of spaces and characters already programmed in the file.. and you can change some of this info using a Hex Editor.

2ND Way, not as much editable but kinda simple..

Use the REGISTRY to change some settings.
Make a backup of your Registry, before you ever ma** ke changes... always be safe.
** Click START, RUN, type REGEDIT and press enter.
** GoTo, HKEY LOCAL MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then MICROSOFT, then WINDOWS NT, then CURRENT VERSION, then WINLOGON.
** Click EDIT, point at NEW and select STRING VALUE.
** Rename the value to LogonPrompt then DOUBLE CLICK on it.
** in the EDIT STRING area, type in a CUSTOM MESSAGE... in the VALUE DATA box and click OK.
** Close the REGISTRY
** RESTART your computer..

**** Also, while you are in here, you could use the 2 items called,  Legal Notice CAPTION and LEGAL NOTICE TEXT.  Type some thing you want to say, in both of these and see what happens when you start your computer..

let me know

-sapphire




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I used the 2nd way that was suggested

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