Disable the Welcome Screen but keep the XP Look

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Admiral Michael, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Ok, I've decided to create an offical tweak on using the traditional login screen but keep the XP look (User pic on Start Menu, Graphical Shut down prompt, etc).

    This tweak clears the value of UIHost under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] which is responsible for setting the welcome screen theme.

    So instead of:


    You will now get:


    And you will be able to keep:




    I have created two registry files to accomplish this, one to apply it and one to undo it.

    XP Login Tweak.reg - this file clears the UIHost entry and enables the welcome screen through the registry (The welcome screen must be enabled to get the XP Look).

    Undo XP Login Tweak.reg - this files restores the value to UIHost (which is loginui.exe) and enables the Welcome Screen (since the average user uses the welcome screen).

    Download the Zip File

    This is a rewrite of the previous thread (http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=3315) and provides more information, screenshots and a zip file.
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    Nice tweak, thanks man.
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    don't u just disable fast user switching to get that? :p
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    No, unfortunately.