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(Solved) - Windows Logon Screen

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  • Started 4 years ago by gregg
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gregg
Posts: 7

Can I change the Windows (XP and 7) logon screen — change graphics, remove certain items, add some items, change locations of the items on the screen
Gregg

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MrMac
MrMac
Posts: 51

Yes you can. There is a program located here that you can use. :)

Posted 4 years ago
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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Stardock Logon Studio is very good for XP (and Vista)

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gregg
Posts: 7

If I use Stardock Logon Studio and change the logon screen, am I voiding my warranty

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ScottW
ScottW
Posts: 6609

gregg, you can review the Microsoft End-User License Terms for your OS, which includes warranty info, here:
http://www.microsoft.com/about.....fault.aspx

In the terms for OEM installs of Vista, I find these statements notable:

"If you follow the instructions and the software is properly licensed, the software will perform substantially as described in the Microsoft materials that you receive in or with the software."
"The limited warranty covers the software for 90 days after acquired by the first user."
"This warranty does not cover problems caused by your acts (or failures to act),..."

I expect that "your act" of using Stardock or other tweaks/hacks would exclude you from warranty coverage if your OS no longer performs "substantially as described". The XP terms are similar. Also, if your 90 days are up for an OEM install, go nuts because you have no warranty anymore. Also, Windows 7, being a Release Candidate, has no warranty so hack away!

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cameronthebeast
Posts: 2

I have stardock logon studio, it works great, sometimes causes my laptop to crash after changing the screen, but its nothing you cannot simply fix. It will not void your warranty. there are plenty of other backgrounds made for logon studio also that you can download. hope it works great for you!

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gregg
Posts: 7

Thanks everyone--

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