Many times the motivation for putting up posts on this blog is every bit as much for my own reference as yours. My theory is if I find it useful, you may as well. This post falls into this category. When logging into Windows, the generic background is boring and stale. Today I did discover it can be changed surprisingly easy. The long detailed version can be found in a post over on How-To-Geek.
For those of you like myself who just want the short version, it involves two steps.
Update the registry key.
- ensure this value is set to
Give Windows a photo for the background.
- Ensure the photo is no larger than 256MB
- Rename the photo
- Place the photo in
This is all there is to it. There is a lot more detail on the referenced link, but this is the quick and dirty version. Hopefully you find it useful!