Windows 7 - Display a welcome message at startup

October 2016

Here's a small tip, to have Windows 7 display a custom message as startup (as a pop-up).This manipulation is done via the registry and you should take the necessary precautions beforehand:
  • Select Start > Run > then type "regedit" and press the Enter key.
  • Expand the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System
  • The next step will invole the modifiaction of two keys
    • LegalNoticeCaption - The title of the pop-up menu
    • LegalNoticeText- the message content
  • These two keys are located in the right pane. Double click on them and edit the value field to your convenience.
  • Once done close the registry editor and restart your PC.

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