Question Regarding Windows Vista Inspirat


Sep 24, 2005
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I was wondering where the logon/logout background image was located... the one that looks like this:

I want to replace it with this if any of you were curious:
It's not that simple...

and I don't know the name of the image, it's probably embedded in a cab file or something.
Embedded or not, I would like to know where it is... :csad:

First, download ResHack (Resource Hacker). Open the EXE.

Open an explorer window and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\. Find the file imageres.dll. You’ll need to first take ownership of the file, and then give yourself full permissions. If you don’t know how to do that, Google it or something, I’m not gonna hold your hand through this.

After you’ve taken permissions, open it in ResHack. Look under the IMAGE resources and find your desktop resolution that corresponds to a resource number:

5031 = 1280×1024
5032 = 1280×960
5033 = 1024×768
5034 = 1600×1200
5035 = 1440×900
5036 = 1920×1200
5037 = 1280×768
5038 = 1360×768
5039 = 1024×1280
5040 = 960×1280
5041 = 900×1440
5042 = 768×1280
5043 = 768×1360

Note: If your resolution is not listed, you should use 5031. The image will stretch.

Find the one that matches your resolution, and open that numbered folder. Right click on the “1033″ and select “Replace Resource”. Browse to another image (preferrably of the same size… I don’t know what Vista does as far as stretching/tiling the image). When it asks you for the resource info, type this in:

Resource Type: IMAGE
Resource Name: 50xx (your screen resolution from above, the 50__ number)
Resource Language: 1033

Your new image should appear on-screen. Before you save it, go back to /System32/ and rename your original imageres.dll to something like image.res.dll~. After that, back in ResHack, choose File > Save As, and save it as C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll. Close ResHack, try a Windows+L, and see if you see your image. If you do, congrats, you don’t have to look at Microsoft’s crappy “abstract wisp” art. If not… something went wrong. Try again, or… go cry or something.

Search Engines are your friend, be not afraid. Click here for the page qouted, that I found using Google (crazy I know).
I have an idea. Take your PC and throw it in the garbage and buy a new one. That will solve your problem.
No I mean it was replaced by inspirat. I looked where it should have been AND I did a full system search.
Dude to make life simpler than doing what this guy says about messing with your windows configuration why not download a program called Style XP. Its lets you change your logon screens, add whichever picture you want for your background and your general XP gui.
^yeah I use it all the time. Well I used to.

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