Several years ago, I wrote an article on TechRepublic called “Adding messages to Windows 7’s logon screen” that showed you how, with a few simple registry tweaks, you can customize the Windows 7 logon procedure to include a legal notice or warning message to users when they log in to a Windows system.Fortunately, you can still create the same type of legal notice to Windows 8.x’s logon screen with a simple registry edit, just like you did in Windows 7. In fact, after you implement this technique in Windows 8.x and then restart your system, you’ll see the warning message (Figure A) on a new screen that appears before the standard Lock screen. Just click OK,x431 GDS and you’ll be able to continue with the logon operation as you normally would.While this technique still works fine, there are a couple of other ways to implement a legal notice system in Windows 8.x that you may want to know about — especially if you find yourself in a situation where having a legal notice or other type of warning message is needed. The first technique that I’ll show you will work in both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but the second technique takes advantage of a new feature in Windows 8.1 that lends itself quite nicely to displaying a legal notice. Let’s take a closer look.

In both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, you can easily add a custom background image to the Lock screen. Since the Lock screen is the first thing that you see when you start, lock, or log off Windows 8.x, it is the perfect place to display your legal notice.tire changer As such, this first alternative technique involves creating your legal notice, saving it as an image file, and then setting that image as the background for the Lock screen.You can use any graphics application you wish to create your legal notice image. I created my legal notice example in PowerPoint and then save it as a PNG image file. This works great, because PowerPoint has all of the text editing and graphics features that you need. To make things easy, I created a folder in the Pictures library called LegalNotice and saved my image there.Once you have a legal notice image, you can easily set it as the background for the Lock screen. To begin, press [Windows] + [I] to access the Settings bar, and then click Change PC settings. (Keep in mind that while I’ll be showing screenshots from Windows 8.1, the procedure looks almost identical in Windows 8.)When you see the PC settings screen (Figure B),Soft cup select the PC and devices option from the menu to access the Lock screen page. From the Lock screen page, click the Browse button, which you’ll find right below the Lock screen preview thumbnail images.