How to Change Windows XP Logon Screen background

You can put your favorite image or picture in the background of the logon screen by doing the following methods.

  1. Click the Start button and select “Run”
  2. In the “open” field, type regedit and click ok
  3. In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string “wallpaper”
  4. Enter the full path and filename of the .bmp image that you want to use as background (the image must be in .bmp format)
  5. Click “ok” and close the registry editor

Note: Should Restart the computer for changes.

If you want to see the background set in tiled effect with the bitmap then follow the below steps.

  1. Click the Start button and select “Run”
  2. In the “open” field, type regedit and click ok
  3. change the string HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP\TILEWALLPAPER to “1″ instead of “0″
  4. Click “ok” and close the registry editor
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~ by ramanathan on May 25, 2008.

17 Responses to “How to Change Windows XP Logon Screen background”

  1. thanks it works well

    Great thought

  2. Thanks But How Do You Strech The Wallpaper?
    By The Way It Works With Windows 2000 Also!

  3. thanx bro it’s nice tip

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  5. this didnt work on WinXp SP2 !!

    how can do it on sp2 ?!

  6. This works when bootup, but does not work for subsequent lockout’s
    ie: once youhave logged in and then use CAD to lock the screen then this background is not available. how can we get change this backgroung

  7. works like a charm, thanks a lot author.

  8. not working with XPsp2

  9. Hey this is not working in windows xp sp2

  10. this is working with xp 2 but chage logoff and logon way from contol pannel

  11. I have an image that I wat to use but don’t know how to get the full path and filename.

  12. the trick ‘s fab n dnx much

  13. is it working with xp sp3?

  14. lol awesome it works xp sp2 too i have sp2 and its work for meh :) :D (Y)

  15. its cool!

    thanks a lot

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