Windows 7 custom background changes back once users change theme or wallpaper

Posted on 2012-08-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
Works great once set up but when the user changes their wallpaper or changes their theme the background returns to the default (blue, birds) background.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background] "OEMBackground"=dword:00000001

How do you keep it from changing?
Question by:jy01
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    As I recall, you also need to import the following registry value:


    Take a few minutes to read through this comprehensive tutorial, and pay close attention to the Option Three section.  If you follow these procedures and ensure that you have all the requirements covered, your problem should be eliminated:

    How to Change the Windows 7 Log On Screen Background
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    Just follow following guide and then your problem should go away:

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