Windows 8.1 Logon Screen Background

Posted By admin On 15.09.21

This software is a background screen changer for any windows 8.1 8 and 7 and i guess also on windows 10 too.Here the link for the software:http://swiftatio. Aero Glass for Windows 8.1+ Like in Windows 8/8.1, the Aero glass transparency feature is not. Windows 8 Features The Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 provides an easy way to customize the default lock screen image and customize the colors of the default logon screen. Just hit the Change Default Logon Wallpaper button, select a new image and the free utility does the work behind the scenes.

Would you like to customize your logon screen? The Tweaks.com Logon Changer is a free utility designed to help users easily customize the logon image in Windows 7 and the default lock screen image and colors in Windows 8. Fully automated, the Tweaks.com Logon Changer will have your logon customized with just a few clicks.

The Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 10 provides an easy way to customize the default lock screen image.

Just hit the Change Default Logon Wallpaper button, select a new image and the free utility does the work behind the scenes.

A wallpaper or background (also known as a desktop wallpaper, desktop background, desktop picture or desktop image on computers) is a digital image (photo, drawing etc.) used as a decorative background of a graphical user interface on the screen of a computer, mobile communications device or other electronic device. On a computer it is usually for the desktop, while on a mobile phone it. Since the initial release of Windows 7, the utility has been updated to support the new lock screen in Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 and to customize the background and accent color used on the actual logon screen. To get started, head over to the product page to download and install the latest version of the Tweaks.com Logon Changer.

Additional Features

  • Automatic image resize so large images don't slow down your logon.
  • Automatic Image Backup with one click revert action buttons.
Windows 8 Features

The Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 provides an easy way to customize the default lock screen image and customize the colors of the default logon screen.

Just hit the Change Default Logon Wallpaper button, select a new image and the free utility does the work behind the scenes.

Easily customize the default logon screen background and accent colors by clicking on the Change Default Color Scheme button.

Additional Features

  • Automatic image resize so large images don't slow down your logon.
  • Automatic Image Backup with one click revert action buttons.

The Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 7 provides an easy way to customize the logon screen background with just a few clicks. Simply download the free application, run it, and click Change Logon Screen.

The application will prompt for the location of the new background image and then install the new screen behind the scenes. Tweaks.com Logon Changer will even provide a preview of your new background on a logon screen.

When you have settled on a good logon background, click the Test button to see it in action.

Additional Features:

  • Automatic Image Resize - Don't worry about the 245KB file size limit imposed by Microsoft. The Tweaks.com Logon Changer will give you the option to automatically resize and recompress the image to the highest quality possible. The original image is left untouched.
  • Automatic Image Backup - All OEM backgrounds and any previously used backgrounds are automatically backed up when a logon background is changed.
  • If you want the default Windows 7 logon screen back, just click the revert button and the application will automatically undo all customizations.
Download Tweaks.com Logon Changer

The Tweaks.com Logon Changer is designed for Windows 7, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

  • Direct Download from Tweaks.com (Version 3.1)
  • Download from CNET Download.com (Version 3.1)

Change Log

  • Version 3.1 - 1/29/2016
    • Fixed permission issue false positive on non-English language PCs
  • Version 3.0 - 8/5/2015
    • Windows 10 Support
  • Version 2.0 - 1/10/2015
    • Updated to support Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and beta support for Windows 10
    • New color scheme features for Windows 8 and newer
    • New MSI Installer
  • Version 1.2 - 2/27/2010
    • Improved compatibility with OEM backgrounds
    • Automatic image backup
  • Version 1.1 - 3/25/2009
    • Automatic image resizing and compression
    • Memory improvements
    • Notification tweaks
  • Version 1.0 - 3/17/2009
    • Launch Release
    • New Aero glass interface
    • Bug fixes

It has been unaminous with our customers that the default boot-up screen-saver for Windows 8.1 is hideous. Microsoft provides a total of 6 options, none of them are any better.

In searching for a solution for this problem, I discovered there was a lot of confusion as to which background screen we are talking about, this has nothing to do with the background screen the users sees after they are logged in.

To add clarity, here are the sequence of 'screens' displayed on the monitor for Windows 8.1 Enterprise, starting with power-on.
NOTE: this sequence may be different for other editions of Windows 8.1!

  1. An initial BIOS screen, probably a computer manufacturer splash screen.
  2. The Windows loading screen, the trapezoid Windows logo, with 'spinning-dots' near the bottom.
  3. The Windows 8 Pre-Login Screen, usually displaying the date and time.
  4. Clicking the Pre-Login screen, a 'Login' or 'Select User' screen is displayed.
  5. After login, the user's desktop screen is displayed.
  6. If configured, inactivity by the user will cause the users's screen-saver to display.
  7. When the user performs a 'logoff', the Windows 8 Pre-Login Screen is again displayed.

We have decided a simple solid color background would be better, like what is used on Server 2012. Unfortunately, we have not yet figured out the registry tweak to tell Windows 8 to use a solid color instead of an image.

So the lame work-around: replace the existing image with a solid (or simple) color image. Here are some simple color backgrounds we quick-created:
Click any image for full-size preview, then right-click the image and 'Save Image As..' (or similar per browser). Hover the image for the RGB parameters (also in the filename).

After boot-up, wait about 15 to 30 seconds, the initial background is brighter than what you specified.

Method 1 - Specify an image using policy.

You can statically enter a policy into the registry:
HKLMSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsPersonalization
Key: LockScreenImage (REG_SZ), Value: C:WindowsWebScreenYourCustomImage.png
The file does not need to be in the Screen directory, you can specify any valid path and filename.

Windows 8.1 Login Screen Background Changer

Or in a corporate domain, specify the image pathname using a GPO:
Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Force a specific default lock screen image

If you choose to use the Screen folder, you will need to change permissions, see the 'Permissions Commands' below. You will also probably want to clear the LockScreen cache directories, also using the commands below.

Method 2

By default, it seems Windows 8 will use the image named: C:WindowsWebScreenimg100.png. You can optionally replace this file with an image file of your choosing.

Rather than replacing the default image, I decided to rename it. You will need to grant permissions first using the 'Permissions Commands' below.

Permissions Commands

Commands to change permissions on screen background files and folders. Experienced users can copy & paste these into a batch file. It's worth noting some of the commands seem round-about, this is neccessary due to 'takeown' command does not allow the local 'Administrators' group to be assigned.

Windows 7 Logon Background

Less experienced users: Start > Programs > Windows System > Command Prompt, right-click 'Run as Administrator' > answer 'Yes' to the 'User Account Control pop-up. Then copy & paste each of these lines into the Command Prompt window (hit enter after pasting the command, skip the lines beginning with 'rem' and 'pause').

Command to clear the LockScreen cache directories.

New Logon Screen Windows 10

Deleting this last LockScreen set of directories *seems* to be only cached image directories, that will self-regenerate when needed.

Windows 8.1 Login Screen Background

Logon screen background

DISCLAIMER: This information may or may not turn your computer into a puddle of silicon, and/or cause a complete loss of data requiring a full Windows re-install. You assume all risk for following these suggestions.