Windows Classic themed logon dialog

Posted in Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

If you are using the Win 2k style logon prompt (not the Welcome screen) and want to change its default "XP" style to the "Classic" style, do this:

(Backup your registry before doing this, just in case you end having a problem.)

Open regedit, then navigate to: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager

Change the value for DllName to:

%SystemRoot%\Resources\themes\Windows Classic.theme

Close regedit and log off to see the new logon window right away.

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