Windows 7: Add a Custom Message to the Welcome Screen

   Posted by Lê Hoàng in Windows 7

Wonder how to add your own message to the Windows 7 welcome screen? This recipe will show you to customize your welcome screen with a personal message.

1. Hit Winkey+R to open up the Run window.

2. Type in Regedit and hit OK to open Regedit.

3. It’s important to back up your registry first before we do the trick. First, go to File then Export

4. The Export Windows Registry will pop up,you can choose where to save the backup file, choose All at Export Range,name the file and click Save to process.

5. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System

6. Right click on legalnoticecaption and choose Modify to edit string.

7. A window will pop up,you can type in the title of your message in Value Data. (In this post is Tech-recipes.com). Hit OK to close the window

8. Now, continue to right-click on legalnoticetext and choose Modify. (In this post is Welcome to Tech-recipes.com)

10. Close the regedit window and log off or restart the computer to see the result.

 

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  • Elvin

    I think it can also be done from Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> …

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the tip :)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the information. I don’t think all versions of windows 7 have the admin tools. Reg hack should work for all versions. Certainly, using the local security policy is the easiest.

      Thanks, guys!

  • TuneUp

    • Hi TipzTV—thanks for your custom message recipe! Your tip is great and very simple, I’m already thinking of an original welcome message—any suggestions? I’ve also been looking for ways to change the background of the welcome screen/logon page. Have you ever tried to change the blue logon screen to give it more style? I recently downloaded a simple tool that helps me change the screen and gives some sleek background options. I just changed to the gold-colored sequins, but they also have some nature backgrounds too.

    • Matt_smith_1984

      Nice, I like this hack.

    • Anonymous

      Hi TuneUp :)
      Thanks for your feedback :D
      This is what you are looking for: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/6495/windows-7-change-logon-background/
      Hope you like it :)
      “I’m already thinking of an original welcome message—any suggestions?”- did you mean you want to replace the “Welcome” text?

      • bender

        “Welcome! to the world of tomorrow!!!

  • mizie

    can change size of text???

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but you can’t :(

    • voltage35

      >ofcourse u hav a way to change…

      I hav a trick by which you can increase the font size of your legal notice, It actually magnifies the whole screen, but helps u…

      1.Click the “Start” button, type “regedit” (without quotation marks) in the “Search” bar, right click on the “regedit.exe” found in the list and then click “Run as administrator”.
      2.Navigate to the following key:

      HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts

      3.Right click the Fonts entry on the left pane, choose “Export”, select “Desktop” in the “Save in” box and type “backup” (without quotation marks) in “File Name”. Click “Save”.

      Please Note: The backup file is on the Desktop and named “backup.reg”. We can simply restore the registry by double-clicking the “backup.reg” file.

      4.Double click LogPixels entry on the right pane, change the value to 60. (100%)
      Also, you can change it to the following values:

      78 (125%)
      90 (150%)

      5.Exit the registry key editor and then log off the user… Thats it :)

    • voltage35

      >ofcourse u hav a way to change…

      I hav a trick by which you can increase the font size of your legal notice, It actually magnifies the whole screen, but helps u…

      1.Click the “Start” button, type “regedit” (without quotation marks) in the “Search” bar, right click on the “regedit.exe” found in the list and then click “Run as administrator”.
      2.Navigate to the following key:

      HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts

      3.Right click the Fonts entry on the left pane, choose “Export”, select “Desktop” in the “Save in” box and type “backup” (without quotation marks) in “File Name”. Click “Save”.

      Please Note: The backup file is on the Desktop and named “backup.reg”. We can simply restore the registry by double-clicking the “backup.reg” file.

      4.Double click LogPixels entry on the right pane, change the value to 60. (100%)
      Also, you can change it to the following values:

      78 (125%)
      90 (150%)

      5.Exit the registry key editor and then log off the user… Thats it :) >

  • 1playhay

    thanks for this tutorial, it helped me very well but how do I get rid of the message?

  • Gregg

    Is there a way to add a custom message to the shutdown screen. Fore example, “Remember to unplug and take your external drive home with you.” or something like that?