The first thing you see as you boot up your computer is your boot screen and shortly after you’ll come to your login screen (if you have login enabled.) Although you don’t spend much time using these interfaces, customizing them can be a nice touch.
In this post you’ll learn how to set your desktop wallpaper (windows wallpaper) as your login screen.
To successfully achieve this in an easy manner, you’ll need a tool: ‘LogonStudio Vista’. This program do not need to run in the background, so the performance of your system does not deteriorate at all. This program simply patch your system files, so you don’t have to do any shell scripting or editing of system files. Add a personal touch to your system as you read this post.
Using Windows Wallpapers for Your Logon Screen:
You already have a collection of wallpapers that come with Windows. You may use any one of the wallpapers from the collection as your boot screen and I’ll show you how to achieve this easily.
1. Install login studio (if you haven’t already) (http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/)
2. Download this zip file
3. Extract the .logonvista files to your desktop
4. Drag and drop the .logonvista files on to the LogonStudio Vista window
The new logon screens will appear on the right-hand side, under "Built-in logon screens". You can now delete the .logonvista files.