Branding Windows 7

Most will have deployed Windows 7 years ago, but I’m revisiting this as my employer rebranded and needed logos updating.

Logos and user account badges

  • Computer Properties logo C:\Windows\System32\oemlogo.bmp
  • Wallpaper when no-one is logged on. Group Policy C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\Backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg
  • Default user account badge C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\user.bmp

Themes (set default theme via group policy)

  • C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\MyCompany\MyCompanylogo.bmp
  • C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\MyCompany.theme

Corp logo, greyed out, on black background looks smart if your monitors have black bezels.

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