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Change the Message Shown on the Logon Box (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

You can personalize (or legalize) the message displayed on the logon box above the user name and password.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value named 'LogonPrompt' and enter the text you want to display. The default message is: 'Enter a user name and password that is valid for this system.'

This feature can be used in conjunction with the Legal Notice Dialog Box Before Logon tweak.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|LogonPromptREG_SZ"Enter your name and..."|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: LogonPrompt
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: March 22, 2002