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tool:software:windows_7

Windows 7

AKA: Windows 6.1

Tweaking

I've done a few things to make my Windows 7 install seems a bit more contemporary.

Lock Screen

To change the BG image, first make a .REG file with this text.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background]
"OEMBackground"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"UseOEMBackground"=dword:00000001

Run it, then add the image you want to use to C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds. It must be in the format Background[width]x[height].jpg.

Text Shadow

Disable text shdow on the log-in screen

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI]
"ButtonSet"=dword:00000002

Use UTC Time

Had to do this to stop it messing with the clock in my Arch install

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation]
"RealTimeIsUniversal"=dword:00000001

See Also

tool/software/windows_7.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/28 00:57 (external edit)