Windows 7 Custom Watermark

Posted on 2012-04-08
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Does anyone know how to customize the watermark on Windows 7 Enterprise x64?  I tried the suggestion on the link below, but after its saved, and I reboot, it still applies the old one and when I reopen it in the resource hacker, its the old windows and build number text.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 37823125
[url=""  From the above site [/url] but using the registry

I had to logoff and logon 2x for this to change
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 37823152
Another way is

Resource Tuner:

1. Get Res Tuner.
2. Locate C:\Windows\system 32\En-us
3. Find User32.dll.mui
4. Take ownership of it.
5. Open it in res tuner.
6. Modify string 45 (line 715-716)
7. Save the file
8. Restart

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by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 37823188
ve3ofa did you just post a Megaupload link ???
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 37823247
I'm not prejudiced.  I could have uploaded the file to my own servers, put it on amazon S3, used the link with a 302 redirect from somewhere else.. but why bother. it is 3 batch files and 2 .reg files

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ID: 37825015
Megaupload is OOS.... lol

Author Comment

ID: 37825025
ve3ofa: I understand how to turn on the watermark... but I want to be able to change both of those lines or put a watermark somewhere else on the screen.  I will give Resource Tuner a shot, but last time I tried with Win 7 Enterprise x64; even though I change the file, it wouldn't save it.  And after a reboot it changed back.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 37825203
even though I change the file, it wouldn't save it.  And after a reboot it changed back

you forgot to take ownership of the file and also "run as administrator"

put a watermark somewhere else on the screen

Can't be done using these methods: bottom right is fixed

you can always change the wallpaper
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James Haywood earned 500 total points
ID: 37827487
Why not use bginfo? This does what you want and is free

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