Display a message before Windows XP starts

This trick will display a message before your Win XP starts.
Caution: Editing the registry can be fatal for your Windows. Follow the steps carefully.
  • Go to Start->Run
  • On the Run window type regedit and press Enter.
  • Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mcft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
  • Modify the key legalnoticecaption and write the title of the window that you want to appear.
    Eg: Message by Dave
  • Modify the key legalnoticetext with what you want the window to display in its body.
    Eg: This computer is owned by Dave, go away..
  • Restart your computer

Now whenever your computer starts, the message defined by you will appear before Windows XP is loaded…!!!

Author: Ayush Mittal

Co-Founder, Admin at TrickVilla, am a tech enthusiast. I am into programming, web-designing and developing.

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