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Change your Welcome (login) Screen
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 3 | Rating:
Change your Welcome (login) Screen

1. Make a backup copy of C:\windows\system32\logonui.exe

2. Overwrite the file with your new login screen. (be sure to use the same file name as the old logonui.exe)

3. If you ever want to revert back to the old login screen, just overwrite C:\windows\system32\logonui.exe with your backup.

Enjoy!

 

Some edits and supplements

Windows System File Protection will not allow to override the file unless you follow these steps:

1. Rename the logonui.exe file in either C:\Windows\system32\dllcache or in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 (depends on if and how you installed the servicepack).
2. Copy your custom logonui.exe to this folder.
3. Boot into safe mode and do exactly the same (rename the original file and copy in your new one) in C:\Windows\system32. System File Protection will pop up two windows. Answer them with "cancel" and "yes".

Note: It is always better to rename the original file and not override it.

Alternatively you can use this method to change the Welcome screen :
1. Copy your custom logon file under another name, let's say logonuiA.exe, to C:\Windows\system32.
2. Open regedit (Always backup before changing anything in the registry) to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    and change the value for UIHost to logonuiA.exe.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    show some pictures
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by ben)
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    cool
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by Hasan)
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    I am not able to change my xp home edition logon screen i followed yours steps please send mail is is possible or not
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong, now I know.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i need tochange my welcome screen names thingy it is so stupid
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Overwrite the file with your new login screen? What new login screen? You did not tell us how to create the new logonui.exe.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i agree with the other guy. the information provided was good, but did not cover all aspects of the matter, and one of the key aspects to customising your system, and in this case, login screen, is to making your own thing. perhaps, to make things even clearer, you should tell people, if they do not already know, how to make a new login screen, and a new loginui.exe
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is so cool
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Unknow)
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    Love this
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this wellcome screen stinks
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by Isaac)
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    Your information was very helpful; I was having trouble with this procedure for 2 day. Before I found out what I was doing wrong after reading you article. The instructions were very precise and simplistic; you saved me further aggravation and a butt load of time keep up the good work.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is an exelent article i was looking for it over the years since xp was released... cool
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cooooooooooooooooooooooooool article
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    GUBA
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it din't help me one bit
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks for simple registery hack, helped me a lot! and people, making a custom logonui.exe is a VERY diffrend (and complex) thing, the only thing the author done wrong was forgetting to mention that..
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    GJ ty
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by Naku)
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    It is good information but there are many sites you can get a login screen from just google it and follow those directions to apply it though i don't intirely know how to make one
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dont help not what im loking for! alx
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    u got all this from another website you stupid
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by Nicholas D. Braico)
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    My welcome screen is suddenly using a jumbo screen with jumbo font. How can I return it to its normal size??
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    But Where Login Scree exe files tell rahul.khakse@gmail.com
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    coz it's easy,fast,and safe
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This information is wrong.
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Not for people who don't know computer language. Show pics. How do I make another welcome screen.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by karim)
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    excellent
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    how to change the logon screen
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by Some Stupid People in here.)
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    It seems a bunch of bogus pocus liars in here. First of all, NO ONE IN HERE KNOWS HOW TO CREATE A NEW WELCOME SCREEN NAME, including the original poster. Second, people who claim that they got it, are liars. No they don't get anything. If they did, they would put a step by step for those who didn't got it. To stop all this nonsense headache bullshit, download the STYLEXP program and have some real fun.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i downloaded a picture that i want to show in welcome screen..(.jpg) i renamed it to logonui.exe copy it to windows/system32... nothing happend.
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    pleaassse pleaaase put pics
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Not giving you a full information. Rajani Kant, Mirganj
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    VERY GOOD. I am from IRAN...
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by Phu Quoc)
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    Not bad
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it doesnt make sense to people who are not tech savvy!!
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    made no sense. why copy the file,rename, and reinstall the file. Not able to edit the file and does not mention what changes need to be made. Makes no sense just Stupid.
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    shitty
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because you all changed my welcome screen From Black voices to another welcome screen, I am very upset about it( no matter how i try ,I cannot get it back ( WHY !!!) Mary
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hahaha
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    none of these worked
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    awful, didn't help
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very good
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by Juni)
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    You can remake logonui.exe using Resource Hacker.
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    All explanations are written in technical words, Even if you are intelligent how could that help you if you do not know what the words mean?
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good info for novest
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't help at all
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Could you tell me how to create my logonui?
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    tell me how I can edit it
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    how do u use .logonxp files???
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not working
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bad
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it was good but if it had a video it would be easier to comprehend
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    How does one "write a new login screen"?
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What is the new login screen? Where do you create it?
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by sayam)
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    I want xp logon
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It did not tell how to actually make the change in login screen. Useless
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not enough detail. how do you generate a new logonui.exe file?
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its not distinked enough you need more detail
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What application do you use to create the new login exe file??? Visual Studio???
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is not helping
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by Computer Expert)
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    * Go to start menu * Click the >?< Button which next to has the writing >Help And Support< *Search Login Screen *Then click the option that says >Change the way users Log On/Off< Then you follow the instructions , It may be a lot easier By the way I am 12 , think your self lucky =] thanks everyone
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by Shiv)
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    I copied the logonui.exe and renamed it in logonuiA.exe and pasted it there only in syatem32. when I restarted the comp. nothin happened
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    show some pictures
     
  • Comment #63 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ahh in english would be good and not so cluttered instructions if i knew nothing about computers(Which luckily i do) i wouldn't have clue what the hell you were on about
     
  • Comment #64 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very Very Thanks...
     
  • Comment #65 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is true. that is why
     
  • Comment #66 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    While this article pointed out how to change the file it failed miserably on how to actually EDIT logonui.exe. This pretty much destroys the usefulness of the article.
     
  • Comment #67 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its work thnx
     
  • Comment #68 (Posted by poopofthedead)
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    i don't get this at all **** i don't understand someone help me plz
     
  • Comment #69 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Aha! This article helped me solve a couple of problems...three cheers for the Registry!
     
  • Comment #70 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    plz tel me how to install windows xp with software in 7 minutes plz tell me im waiting
     
  • Comment #71 (Posted by Remo)
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    Administrator please block this thread... this thread is only wasting others time.
     
  • Comment #72 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You have been a great helper!!!
     
  • Comment #73 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    plese post here some images and tell step by step how we can do this
     
  • Comment #74 (Posted by Ajay sharma (baijnath h.p.))
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    Not Good!!!!!!!! How we creat new login screen? some words make confusion. not good
     
  • Comment #75 (Posted by jhun)
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    i dont understand.. please post some picture and label it with complete instructions.. tnx a lot...
     
  • Comment #76 (Posted by john orlick)
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    What everyone is misssing and i do agree with their frustration is ability to creat a NEW login syle screen...go to www.stardock.com and also checkout wincustomize which is there. should alleviate the frustration levels.
     
  • Comment #77 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    confusing
     
  • Comment #78 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Cool Very very good article! Rated 4
     
  • Comment #79 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i already change window ogon screen.... i not any use software.
     
  • Comment #80 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Please tell me where to start or where I have to "make a backup copy of C:windowssystem32logonui.exe" Because i don't know where to begin... thanks and this is just a tip for future so thanks!!
     
  • Comment #81 (Posted by Robert)
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    I can't get back to classic welcome screen. Followed directions and all I get is a web site.
     
  • Comment #82 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    EXCELLENT
     
  • Comment #83 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    what explain more
     
  • Comment #84 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont understtod anything
     
  • Comment #85 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    the original login screen works for me
     
  • Comment #86 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its good but write complete command.
     
  • Comment #87 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i want see video this option.
     
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