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How to make a logon screen
Posted 12 November 2001 - 01:19 PM
1) Start restorator up, an open the loginui.exe file found in your C:WINDOWSsystem32 folder.
2)Now, expand the bitmap tree and extract the images to a directory on your desktop, now you can edit all of these in a pait program, Fireworks, Paintshop etc. when you have edited each one, go to the file you want to replace in Restorator, eg, the main background image 001.bmp, click on it in the tree and it will appear on the right hand side, go back to the file on your desktop and highlight it, now press CTRL+C to copy it, back in Restorator click on the image in the right window and press CTRL+V to paste your new image in, do this with all the images until you are happy with them all.
3)Now for the background colors, fonts etc. these are found in the UIFILE/1000. click on the 1000 file and scroll down till you get to the text. when you get to this bit stop.
The bit in red is the bit we are interested in, its the main background color, you can find out the RGB value for colors with your paint program in "define custom colors" it shows you the Red, Green, and Blue values on the right hand side when you select a color you want to use, simply type these numbers into the 1000 file, dont worry if the color value in the 1000 file is more than three values, just leave the FIRST one as 0.
Right click on the 1000 file window in Restorator, and select "tool window", now click on the ABC| tab and edit it, then press F8 to apply your changes, other parts of the 1000 file you might want to edit are:
This is the color of the top panel, you can also set this as a gradient like the bottom one is by using the code highlighted in red below inplace of the red code for the top panel, the gradient is just two RGB values.
background: gradient(argb(0,0,10,141), argb(0,248,202,80), 0);
Ill finish this later... to be continued.
Posted 12 December 2003 - 10:02 AM
hi im sorry i keep adding more things , i keep on thinking of new questions i hope you dont mind, here are 2 more questions to throw at you..
1) after changing the welcome screen, how do i add that to my unattended xp pro cd, ?
2) if i can alter the welcome screen in this manner, how can i alter the logging off screen ?
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Posted 27 December 2003 - 10:35 AM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 10:18 PM
and to include the file in the unattended CD, include it the $$\System32 folder
Posted 29 April 2004 - 08:49 PM
@orsi, why not just makecab logonui.exe and put it back in the i386 ? save the time and it'll be there just the same :B
Posted 29 May 2005 - 05:17 PM
i've changed my logon screen but now how to slipstream it to my unattended XP
Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:52 PM
but to nakkoush just rename your custome logonscreen to LOGONUI.exe
and then you can either put it in your
or you can (again rename it to logonui.exe) use modifype and makecab to and put it in your i386 folder
MSFN How to Compress files
Check out this it will tell you how to do the second method.
make sure you test this first because trust me it's not pretty when it doesn't work but if for some reason it doesn't install properlly just hold down your cntr + alt + del keys untill it switches to 2000 looking logon screen. you can then put in your password and then fix it the file should be copied to your %windir%system32 folder.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 02:17 PM
Not great but you can re-edit your logonui.exe after it's done if you want to add/delete some things.
A lot easier than trying to recreate and recompile all that stuff.
Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:39 PM
Edited by supra98twinturbo, 21 December 2005 - 01:46 PM.
Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:22 AM
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:55 AM
I actually like to use existing .logonxp themes. I just pull the graphics and the UIFILE out of the .logonxp theme via ResHack and put them into my logonui.exe's via ResHack too. Works like a charm.
Thank you so much for that awesome tip. I really was wondering how to implement LogonXP's ease of use. BTW. You don't need to use reshack to edit logonxp themes. Just rename .logonxp to zip and extract!
Posted 09 August 2006 - 02:13 PM
to change the "shut down" text you go to "system" under the "control panel". And under "Computer Name" You add what you want it to say. Apply that and the next time you get to the login Screen it should have the text changed.
This worked for me using Xp Home OEM, atleast this is what i think i did. i will check again when i get home to make sure.
Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:00 AM
Check it out, don't lose nothing.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:12 PM
Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:46 PM
Edited by steev, 03 September 2006 - 08:47 PM.
Posted 24 December 2006 - 03:49 AM
I am trying to make my Boot Screen look like the one [attachment=15897:attachment], but when Windows is booting up it is showing up as these [attachment=15898:attachment] [attachment=15899:attachment] with distorted colors. Which file I need to edit in the Windows XP Pro CD and what do I need to do to correct this problem?