First post anywhere; any and all help appreciated. I have been trying and failing to get the custom logon screen background to work in Windows 7 Home Premium. I don't want to use software to accomplish this if I don't have to. I have followed the few simple steps described regarding registry changes and also placed the backgroundDefault.jpg and background1280x1024.jpg files as instructed at this site and others and have had no success. I see other users pictures and they look great but every post I find is kind of dated so I wonder if this can still be done or if this functionality no longer exists. Can anyone help me finally make this work? Thanks.