Sunday, April 26, 2009

Customize Windows Logon Message

Are you bored of the same old Windows Logon Message? Well, you can customize it with your own persobalized messages like, "Enter this WINDOW - Viruses are awaiting you!" LOL No offense!

  1. Click Start, Click Run, Type regedit, and then Click OK.
  2. In the Registry Editor, scroll down to through the tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. Right-click LegalNoticeCaption, click Modify, type My Windows XP Machine, and then click OK.
  4. Right-click LegalNoticeText, click Modify, and then type your message.
  5. Close the editor and your new message will appear at every log on.
This tip applies to computers that are part of a domain. In case of the stand-alone or peer-to-peer networks (P2P), the custom screen appears just before the Welcome screen.

Note: You may need to have an administrator account on your computer to make changes to the registry. Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. At the very least, you should back up any valued data on the computer before making changes to the registry.