So, Windows 7. Fun stuff, I like it much more than vista.
In fact, its so much better that they just had to drop New > Text Document out of the right click menu. This seems to only happen if you upgraded from vista to 7, but not if you did a clean install. If your somebody who doesn’t have “New > Text Document” of your windows 7 right-click menu this is for you. If your the kind of guy who likes to change your log on background this is for you too.
so, first off, I upgraded from vista to 7, and had no new text document option on my right click. how stupid. so I decided to take a look in the registry, and with about 4 minutes of searching I created a small .reg file for adding this to the menu.
secondly, I found that windows 7 has a build in feature to change the log on GUI Background. however it is (for some stupid reason) disabled in the registry. Ive made a small .reg file for this too.
To enable logon BG Change, go download the .zip attached to this post and follow these steps.
1.) un-zip the .zip file with your choice of un-ziping software. (you might wanna backup your registry first )
2.) double click the EnableLogonGBChange.reg file, Windows will ask you if you want to make changes to the registry, hit yes.
3.) now reboot, and go to C:\Windows\System32\oobe\Info\Backgrounds\
4.) Drag whatever picture you want in to there (named backgroundDefault.jpg, and yes it has to be a .jpg) and hit ctrl + alt + del to see the magic. It works best if the picture matches your screen size, or is bigger that your screen.
Download Here: http://remadon.drunkencoders.com/files/2010/01/Win7Fixes.zip