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Change the Logon Screen Background Color (All Windows) Popular

When you change the color scheme and appearance of your desktop it does not change the background color of the logon screen to match. This tweak allows you to change that color as well.

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

Modify the value named 'Background' according to the color you would like in RGB (Red/Green/Blue) format. For example, "0 0 0" for black or "255 255 255" for white, and every other color in between.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|BackgroundREG_SZ"0 0 0"|
|HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors]
Value Name: Background
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: 0 0 0 - 255 255 255

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 16, 2002