Windows XP: Change the Logon Message

Posted December 9, 2003 by AlexTheBeast in Windows

The following is a registry recipe to change the message displayed at logon.

Do you want to remind yourself or your users something during logon?

Do you want to display your support contact information where people can always find it?

This regedit will change the message that is displayed at XP’s logon.

Of course, backup your registry before making any changes.

In regedit, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Change the text in LegalNoticeCaption to set the text for the title of the message window that will be displayed.

Change the text in LegalNoticeText to set the actual message you want displayed.

Close regedit, reboot, and your message will be there… until somebody else goes into the registry and changes it.

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