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Windows 7 - Metro UI Original by poiZNxx Windows 7 - Metro UI Original by poiZNxx
This is a replacement to the original windows 7 login screen.

NEW: Lots of bug fixes and new resources. 

1. Install it at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damage caused by crashing of the PC.
2. This should work with Windows 7 SP1 for both 32bit and 64bit systems.
3. This Login Screen is only compatible with English version of Windows 7. Other language MAY crash the system.
4. Make sure that your user account has administrative privilege so that you may be able to replace the system files.
5. Check if your operating system is 32bit or 64bit. For that matter, refer

1. Save all your work in case your computer crashes.
2. Install "InstallTakeOwnership.reg".
3. Open Explorer and in addressbar type %windir%\system32 and press ENTER.
5. Look for "authui.dll", right click on it and choose Take Ownership.
7. Make a backup of the file by renaming it to "authui.dll.bak".
8. Choose your preferred authui.dll file and copy it to your system32 folder.
9. Test the login screen by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del / Alt + Win or by simply logging off.

1. This is the final version of this Login UI and I do not intend to fix any more bugs.
2. Recovery instructions included in ReadME.txt
3. Background used in preview - PUREMINAL (original author ~thetimeloop took down the wallpaper)
4. You may include this work to any of your projects after due credit mentioned.
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hynxx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
witch program do u use to make this UI? I want to make some changes
poiZNxx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
UI materials were changed by resource hacker. Other positional tweaks were done in XML.
Debuger-Software Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
simple... PERFECT !
AeliosZero Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK So I am not sure if it was this login or another one that gave me a black screen at startup so now I can not access my computer but can anybody suggest a way to fix it?

I know all i need to do it change authui.dll back to what it was originally (I still have the old file in sys32) but I cant get to that because of the black screen. 

1: Tried booting a linux iso off a usb which failed. If anybody can suggest a lightweight OS capable of accessing the computer files please reply.

2: Tried attempting to remove the hard drive. Cant undo all the mounting screws holding the hard drive in place as i cant get to the back ones. and the back panel is locked with that stupid star screw.

3: Haven't tried repairing it because when I went to look for some sort of repair option there was none.

If you can help me please help.
poiZNxx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here are the steps to take for starting the Recovery Console from the F8 boot menu:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. After the start-up message appears, press the F8 key. ...
  3. Choose the option Repair Your Computer. ...
  4. Click the Next button. ...
  5. Choose your username. ...
  6. Type your password and click OK. ...
  7. Choose the option Command Prompt.
Now, if you have made a backup to the file, just navigate to your system drive using CD command (assuming C: is your system drive, first type C: and press enter to change the drive, then type cd windows\system32).
Then type ren authui.dll authui.dll.bad or if you are sure backup exists, del authui.dll
Now type ren authui.dll.bak authui.dll
This should solve the problem.

If you didn't make backup, run sfc /SCANFILE="C:\windows\system32\authui.dll" which should solve your problem.
AeliosZero Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F8 didnt work on my computer because the bios wanted its own command to be run with F8 (you can select boot drives but thats about it. 
Managed to fix it with a windows 7 iso in the end and just went back to my last restore point.
JpotatoTL2D Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think that it's possible to make it work with 7tsp? it can be more easy to install, 7tsp make all the process automatic (with windows restart at the end), but I think that some parameters are needed…

Well I will try this ; )

Thanks for sharing it's nice.
poiZNxx Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It works with 7tsp but deviantArt doesn't allow any executable files, so I only included the bare minimum dlls.
JpotatoTL2D Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks : )
MrMelodyCold Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014
what happen if the system is in another language like Spanish? and works on 64bit?
poiZNxx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You may try but take a backup before you do so. 
BlazeChan345 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
how do you fix the issue where you cant replace any of the files because its open in windows explorer ? 
poiZNxx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
use a software like se7en file replacer..
sarangjain1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i want only n only this logon can i get? help??

Angelman180 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Just replace the authui.dll with the new one.
You may need to install InstallTakeOwnership.reg. Just double-click on it.
alko1234 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Hey! Can u help me? I download this, do everything like in instruction but my logon screen is the same, what can i do? One time i check this by deleting authui, it's don't recover because i've got black screen. I have 32bit system, please help me :) !
Damz12 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I already added this as my Log on screen. But when i restart my pc, my logon image would be always default image of Win.7 . After i log on to desktop, by Locking and Log off the pc metro Chosen image is their. When i shutdown my pc and restarting it chosen image by me won't work. NEED HELP PLzzz CURSE YOU!
Hasthur Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
it's "working" now but it take so much time to start at least on the first run (hope it's just that) i didn't know what i did to make it work for me

still it's outstanding

thank you very much, poiznxx
Hasthur Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
i cant make it work, in x64 you have to change both authui.dll?

still i did that and it didnt work, still i didnt test using one of my images for bg
UnknownGuy10 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
can you add the lock on feature on the logon screen
katsaysmeh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. *_*
UnknownGuy10 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I was installing something like this and I fuck my computer up, when ever I patch my computer manually I always take a risk. now my mother computer fucked up too because she needs a new harddrive so Imma install Windows 8 and see what happens
Del-Korey Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Nice UI great Concept :)
secretxax Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Can you make a blue, green, and orange ones?
poiZNxx Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer

jk its included in the file :D
zenvuitton Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is good.. simple
WizardHarry Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
tonexbot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Nv1jk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so coool
jorgem90 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
it would be awesome in black :D
jeffry159 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
works fine, but the image and name are not centered so there is blank space on the top, any idea how to fix this? It's quite annoying.. i have only 1366 x 768 res. could that be the problem?
DeviantArt289 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Looks Brilliant, thanks. Although I have the same minor problem as OddFacade... The shutdown option is gone. Not major however if there is a way I could get this shutdown option back I would like to know how to do it. Any suggestions? Don't worry if it's too much effort because it doesn't bother me that much. Thanks again, Great work!
Falandysz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I cant put my computer on standby anymore :( when I awake it again it doesnt turn on the screen so I have to shut down by pressing the power button. how do I completely undo all this? I even tried completely reseting the problem is still there?
kcnnck Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
i finally got it to work...
had to changed my buttonset to zero(0) in the registry
it seems that only the resource UIFILE/12400 was properly configured.
kcnnck Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
*had to change*
FastestClassic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Can you make an installer for this? I tried installing it using the instructions, but when I moved the new authui.dll to System32, it didn't do anything...
FastestClassic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Never mind, I got it to work!
AmAnZx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
really nice, like it...
OddFacade Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This is great, but at my user logon, I'm not getting that Shut Down option. I get it all properly with Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but not at logon. It's just a note though--not a big issue by any means. The animation is smooth (the user icon goes into place before the backdrop does), the design is simplistic, and I like it.
shahmeeernaeem Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
i works man thanks
HaZaRd666 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
So any idea if this works on SP1? I'm really looking forward to trying it but if it doesn't work I'll pass :(
salsatabasco Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Confirming that it works on my Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64.
darthnortiuss Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just won't work. I have Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1.
painfredz03 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how to create a custom log on ui sir ??????
neiio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Worked awesome.
Snakeshield Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
tomaskokovacik Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Work this with SP1?
sander9847 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
This worked for me, the only problem is its not vertacly centered ;l
webmastir Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Hrm, a lot of people are saying it's messing stuff up. Are they juts idiots or any truth to this?
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