Display a Custom Message on Windows 10

Adding contact info to your device’s login or lock screen is a good way to help your lost stuff find its way back to you. In this Post, We Will Discuss How to create a custom message that’s displayed before anyone can sign in to your Windows 10 laptop or desktop. One of the many reasons you may want to do this so that you can include information about how to return your laptop or tablet if it’s lost or stolen. And you can display a custom message or legal notice on your windows compute screen at startup using registry tweak or using a local security policy. Here follow the below steps to Display a Custom Message on Windows 10 login screen.

Display a Custom Message on Windows 10

To display a custom message on the windows startup screen first open windows Registry editor. First press “Windows key + R” to open Run window, type “regedit” and hit Enter to open Windows registry editor. Here on the left pane navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Policies/System.

Find the value named legalnoticecaption and right-click on it, then select modify. A new Edit String box will appear. Under the value data field enter the message title that you want to display on Windows login or lock screen.

Now find another value name legalnoticetext and right-click on it, then modify. In the new box Value data filed enter your custom message and click OK.

Now, reboot your computer to see the login message.
registry tweak to display custom message

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Using Windows Local Security Policy Editor

Note: local policy not support home edition support up to pro editions. To enable Group policy on Home and stater edition fallow this guide.

On Start Menu Type Administrative tools and open it.

Once the administrative tools window has been opened, double-click on the shortcut “Local Security Policy.”

Now navigating to the following folder: Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

Here you will see two entries:

Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on. This security setting allows the specification of a title to appear in the title bar of the window that contains. the Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on.

Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on. This security setting specifies a text message that is displayed to users when they log on. This text is often used for legal reasons, for example, this laptop belongs to XYZ person kindly contact abc@example.com and return this.

Security policy to display custom messageDouble-click on each of them and in the window which opens, enter the title or the text, as the case may be. Click Apply/OK/Exit. Your Windows computer will display the start-up message, every time you turn it on.

These are some best ways to Display a Custom Message on Windows 10 computers at the startup screen. Have any query suggestion feel free to comment below.

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