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Create A Start Up Message In Windows 7 [How-To]

Groovy Windows 7 How-To, Tips, and NewsDo you have an important notice or reminder that you want to display each time you log in to your PC?  Or perhaps you want to pull a groovy prank on one of your less tech-savvy peers.  Either way, with this groovy registry tip you’ll be able to set your very own customized start up message on any Windows 7 PC.

 

How To Display A Start Up Message Each Time Windows 7 Is Logged Into

1. Click the Windows Start Menu Orb, Type regedit into the search box, and Press Enter.

how to start registry editor in windows 7

2. Browse to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent VersionPoliciesSystem

Once there, Double-Click legalnoticecaption to modify it.

modify the legalnoticecaption to create a windows 7 startup message

3. In the value data, Type in the title of your messageClick OK once finished.

type in the windows 7 startup message title or leave it blank

4. Now just below, Double-Click legalnoticetext to modify it.

modify the legalnoticetext to create a windows 7 startup message

5. In the value data for this item, Type in the body of your messageClick OK once finished.

enter your message body for windows 7 startup

You’re all done!  You can go ahead and exit regedit and the next time you logoff or restart your computer you’ll see the new startup message before you log in.

Windows 7 start up message legal notice

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3 Responses to Create A Start Up Message In Windows 7 [How-To]

  1. hisham December 29, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Hi… Dude
    i tried with this registry edit …
    but its not coming….
    its a prank or…

    • cool January 25, 2012 at 2:15 am #

      Hi… Dude
      i tried with this registry edit …
      but its not coming….
      its a prank or…

  2. Lanny February 2, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    That is very cool exactly what I was looking for and worked great thanks… I did notice that “both” the text and the caption have to be filled out or it does not work.. but it’s perfect for what I need.. thanks again

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