How To Change The Windows Logon Screen Message And Font ?

By:Prayag nao

Recently I was playing with windows 7 customization setting , I feel that some of graphics of windows is no directly editable. If we want to customize them, How to do that ?

In Windows 7, these options (Logon text and background) have been restricted by Microsoft, leaving many users with a problem. If you’re responsible for applying company-specific branding to a network of computers or if you’re simply an enthusiast who enjoys tweaking the OS to suit a whim, you’ll have noticed that the Windows 7 logon message, the font and the color of the text are apparently impossible to change.

Or are they?

Well, no, they’re not. As a matter of fact, making these changes is relatively easy.

Customize Logon Text

  • While this is downloading, open C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ (note that non-English versions of Windows will have a different folder name, such as \es-ES\ for Spanish) and find winlogon.exe.mui.

  • Now Right-click this file and select Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner – in this window, click Edit and then under Change owner to, select your own logon name and click Apply. Click OK to proceed, and select OK to exit these windows and the original Properties box.

  • Once done, return to Properties > Security and select Edit. In the following box, click Add and search for your logon name; it should resolve as PCNAME\USERNAME. Select this, click OK to add and you will be returned to the Security tab. From here, click Advanced > Permissions > Change Permissions, and under Permission Entries:, select the newly added entry(EX. Your Pc/User Name ) and click Edit. Select the Full Control checkbox in the Allow column, then click OK and Apply to exit back to the Properties box.

  • You should then copy the winlogon.exe.mui to a new location.

    Next, install Resource Hacker and launch the software from the Windows Start menu by right-clicking and selecting Run as Administrator. Agree to the UAC notice and when the application has loaded open File > Open and in the Files of type box select All files (*.*). Browse to Your copied location (EX. Desktop) and load winlogon.exe.mui into Resource Hacker.
  • You will see that the tool has a similar interface to the Windows Registry Editor, so expand String Table > 63 > 1033 and in the right pane update the entries in quotes  – this will be your new Windows 7 logon screen message!
          Ensure the quotes remain in place, and click Compile Script and then File > Save to    complete the process.

  • Close Resource Hacker and copy the winlogon.exe.mui file back to C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ (choosing Copy and Replace) and then open Start and type CMD, right-clicking the resulting command prompt icon and selecting Run as administrator. Type mcbuilder and tap Enter, and wait until the process is complete (the cursor will flash on a new line) before entering Exit to close the command prompt.
    Restart Windows to complete the process and confirm your changes.

     To undo this and restore the original message, simply start the process again, replacing your custom message with “Welcome”. Alternatively, delete winlogon.exe.mui and replace it with the winlogon.exe_original.mui file created by Resource Hacker, renaming it appropriately.

    If you have any query feel free to comment below.


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