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Registry - Custom Login Message (Windows XP)

This registry tip will add a custom logon message when you login to the PC 

First, before editing your registry remember to always back it up first, just incase you do something wrong. The registry when modified is an instant change and cannot be undone.    

BACK UP REGISTRY: So to open the registry editor click on "START", "RUN", then type "REGEDIT" (No speech marks). The registry editor will now open, click on "FILE" then "EXPORT". From the save window that appear type in a file name (ie regback.reg), now click on "SAVE". Your registry has now been backed up.

TO ADD ENTRY DO THE FOLLOWING: Click on the left hand panel click on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" , "Software", "Microsoft", "Windows NT", "CurrentVersion" then "WinLogon".

On the right hand panel find "LegalNoticeCaption", double click on it and add the title text that you wish to use, i.e. "WARNING" or "HELLO" or what ever you want. Click on OK to confirm.

Next double click on "LegalNoticeText" and add your message,  i.e. "Don't delete files from my computer" or "Welcome to my computer" or what ever you want. Click on OK to confirm. 

When you reboot a message screen will appear before the login screen with your message. You can put quite allot of text in the message.


Disclaimer: This information is provided as is and we cannot guarantee that editing the registry will not cause serious damage. You use this information at your own risk.