Different Background at login screen

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I have a question!


When I login to windows it gives me a different background at the login screen then the one i have set for my background normally. Even the color is different, how do I fix it so my login screen has the same background?

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If you are using the Non-welcome XP login screen method then there is a set default background the Microsoft uses. I don't know why Microsoft decided to have a unique background for the login screen. I also don't know why Microsoft decided that putting in an easy way to change it wasn't necessary.


To Add a Image to the Windows XP login Screen.

1. Click the Start menu, then Click Run.

2. Type in regedit and click ok.


4. Open the registry string "wallpaper"

5. Type in the full path of the .bmp image that you want to use as background.

  • example: C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Pictuers\background.bmp


To change the color only

Same steps as above, except in registry editor, go to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS

- modify the string "background"

- By default value it's 0 78 152, you can change this RGB code to whatever color you want. 0 0 0 = Black

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