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How to create Logon message - A hidden feature in Windows 7

Today we are going to discuss about a hidden feature in Windows 7. The Windows 7 operating system allows to create a custom message before the logon screen appears.


 Windows 7 coders may be added this feature to show logon errors or any other messages. But through registry editor we can create , edit and remove these type of messages.

How to create a Logon message
 1. To create a logon message click on Start button , type regedit and press Enter


It opens the Windows Registry Editor .

2 .Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" (Preview's are available).

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3. Check for two key values namely legalnoticecaption and legalnoticetext ( you can see them in snapshot 7 ). If the two string values are not available, create them by right click and select New -> String Value




4. To give the message heading double click on legalnoticecaption and type anything , then press ok. For the base part of the message double click on legalnoticetext and give any text value. Close Registry Editor and Restart your Computer.

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8 comments:

  1. How do you delete this startup message?

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    1. Change the values back into 0 or simply delete those keys.

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  2. This is cool..i was in fact searching for the API which does this.

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