Download New Windows 8 Blue Login Screen for Windows 7

We love customizing Windows UI and login screen is one of the UI components which we customize a lot. There is no doubt that Windows 7 login screen is the most customizable login screen among all Windows versions because Microsoft introduced 2 built-in Registry tweaks to customize its appearance. One tweak allows you to change its background image as mentioned here and the other tweak allows you to customize shadow and transparency effects for text and buttons present at the login screen.

Apart from using these built-in Registry tweaks, you can also take help of our favorite customization tool Resource Hacker to modify a system file authui.dll to give Windows 7 login screen a full makeover. You can move buttons and labels, you can resize pictures and much more.

There are many people who don't like modifying system files. That's why we regularly share ready-made files which can be used to replace existing system files in Windows to customize login screen look. We have shared many such ready-made login screens for Windows 7 in past such as Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8 RTM and Windows 8 concept login screens.

Today in this topic, we are going to share a new login screen for Windows 7 users which will make your login screen look-like Windows 8 login screen. This login screen has been created by our friend "PeterRollar" @ DA. Actually its an improved version of the previous Windows 8 RTM login screen.

"Windows 8 Blue login screen" is the best Windows 8 look-like login screen for Windows 7 so far. It comes with exact buttons, user picture and other effects which are present in default Windows 8 login screen. If you are a Windows 7 user and want to enjoy Windows 8 login screen, this stuff is definitely for you.

Following is a preview of this login screen in action:


This login screen can be used in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7. Interested people can follow these simple steps to apply Windows 8 blue login screen in Windows 7:

1. First of all download the login screen using following link:

Download Windows 8 Blue Login Screen for Windows 7

2. After downloading the file, extract it using 7-Zip or WinRAR and you'll get a folder containing 2 sub-folders:

  • x64 (64bit) files
  • x86(32 bit) files

If you are using 32-bit edition of Windows 7, you'll need the files present in "x86(32 bit) files" folder. 64-bit Windows users will need the files present in "x64 (64bit) files" folder.

3. Both folders contains 2 dll files:

  • authui.dll
  • basebrd.dll

You'll need to replace existing dll files in your Windows with these new dll files.

4. Please follow the rest of the steps given in following tutorial:

How to Use Instructions

Feel free to share your feedback about this login screen in your comment...

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  • wow!!! going try it!

  • Awesome tutorial
    Keep it up VG

  • Awsm look

  • Its Awsome!, It Would Great if The Background of Text is Transparency. and We can Use Different Background Images.
    Thanks For Sharing VG~ & PeterRoller.

  • Wish I could get that in Windows 8.

  • ^ Lol that's win8 logon only with variant blue color. You can change by yourself

  • I am not getting User name text box and password text box... HELP??

  • Just a word of warning:
    Installing this can break the User Account Control dialogs, making impossible to change back, you could also destroy your computer. Make a Ubuntu live CD first.

  • I always had a problem with this and its predecessor. On the Lock Screen, I always get small white boxes at the corners of the Password field.

    A picture of said bug while using the current version of the Login Screen can be found here:

  • Hello, Vishal Gupta,
    I tried to install this to compliment my Windows 8 theme for Windows 7 Pro SP1 x86. Funny thing--I took ownership etc. but when I moved the original to my desktop and then copied the 32-bit version of the 8 logon screen it asked for permission. I clicked on Yes and UAC did not load. I restarted my computer and there was just a black screen with a cursor! :( I had to use System Restore on the DELL Restoration Disc! LAME!~ :( :( :( :( :( :(

  • i am not getting the slot to enter password.. nor my user name is visible in this blue one.. while it was on previous color one.. pls help..


  • VG, you mistyped a word "login" on sentence "If you are a Windows 7 user and want to enjoy Windows 8 logindownd screen", please fix it

  • VG

    ^^ Thanks. Corrected. It was a result of following problem:

  • VG,you are the BEST!Keep going!

  • no permision to copy

  • @tuhin
    Take ownership of the System32 folder :D

  • Really cool login screen for Windows 7.
    But the one question I want to ask is:
    How to change user pic to the user pic fixed by user?
    Please Help
    Thanks in advance
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64-x86

    7:39 PM

  • VG

    ^^ You can edit the user pic by modifying the file in Resource Hacker but you cant set it to automatic obtain current user picture as it was not designed to do this.

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