Customize the Windows 7 Logon Screen

Do you like to customize the Windows interface, and tired of the standard log on screen in Windows 7? Today we take a look at Windows 7 Logon Background Changer which is a free and Open Source app that lets you easily customize the logon screen.

Note: The method for changing the logon screen background is different in Windows 10, so if you’re using Windows 10 instead, you’ll need to follow our updated tutorial.

Windows 7 Logon Background Changer

This cool app is free, Open Source, and lets you change the wallpaper on the Windows 7 Logon screen. It doesn’t require installation, and won’t change any of the system files. The download is a small zip file that contains an executable you can run from a flash drive, and also an installer in the Setup folder if you choose to install it.


After launching Background changer, you can browse through the standard Windows backgrounds to get an idea of how it will look.


If you don’t want to use the standard Windows backgrounds, you can add your own folder of images.


After you’ve selected the background you want, click on the Apply button in the upper right hand corner.


Click Yes on the authorization screen.


Click Yes to User Account Control if it comes up.


The wait a bit while the background is applied.


Now you can log off to see how the new background will look when you or another user signs in.


There are some different settings you can select like resetting back to the default pictures folder, preventing other users from changing the background, and adjust shadows.



There are several apps out there that will tweak the logon background, but this one from Julien Manici is one of the better ones that I’ve found. It’s easy to use and has a nice amount of features for tweaking the background. If you like to tweak and customize your Windows 7 interface, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this app.

Download Windows 7 Logon Background Changer

Windows 7 Logon Background Changer Homepage

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+