This registry tip will add a custom logon
message when you login to the PC
First, before editing your registry
remember to always back it up first, just incase you do
something wrong. The registry when modified is an instant
change and cannot be undone.
BACK UP REGISTRY: So to open the registry
editor click on "START", "RUN", then
type "REGEDIT" (No speech marks). The registry
editor will now open, click on "FILE" then
"EXPORT". From the save window that appear type
in a file name (ie regback.reg), now click on
"SAVE". Your registry has now been backed up.
TO ADD ENTRY DO THE FOLLOWING: Click on
the left hand panel click on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
, "Software", "Microsoft",
"Windows NT", "CurrentVersion" then
On the right hand panel find "LegalNoticeCaption",
double click on it and add the title text that you wish to
use, i.e. "WARNING" or "HELLO" or what
ever you want. Click on OK to confirm.
Next double click on "LegalNoticeText"
and add your message, i.e. "Don't delete files
from my computer" or "Welcome to my
computer" or what ever you want. Click on OK to
When you reboot a message screen will
appear before the login screen with your message. You can
put quite allot of text in the message.
Disclaimer: This information is
provided as is and we cannot guarantee that editing the
registry will not cause serious damage. You use this
information at your own risk.