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How to Show Messages at Windows Startup

 If you've ever used a company-owned PC, you've probably seen the legal notice displayed before you sign into Windows. Here's how you can do the same on your own PC and display a message with the text you want.

Displaying a Text Message at Startup by Editing the Registry

Open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit.” Press Enter to open the Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to your PC.


In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following path:



In the right pane, you will see two keys named “LegalNoticeCaption” and “LegalNoticeText”. You will need to edit these two sections to create your message. Double click the “LegalNoticeCaption” key to open its properties window.


The “LegalNoticeCaption” key serves as the title of your message. It will appear at the top and in a slightly larger font than the text message. Of course, if you only want very short messages, you can just use “LegalNoticeCaption” and leave “LegalNoticeText” blank. In the “Value data” box, type a title for your message and then click “OK.”


Back in the main Registry Editor window, double click the “LegalNoticeText” key to open its properties window.


Type your message into the “Value data” box. You can also type your message in a text editor like Notepad and then copy/paste it into the “Value data” box. No formatting is available, so type all your text on one line before you copy and paste. Then click “OK.”


If you want to enter "Enter" into the text, you can do so in the Registry Editor. Select the “LegalNoticeText” key, click the “Edit” menu, then click “Modify Binary data.”


In the binary editing window, each letter of the message (including spaces) is represented by four characters in hexadecimal. Plain text is displayed on the right; hexadecimal character on the left. To enter “Enter”, you need to click the space to the right of the hexadecimal after the character where you want to enter Enter. You can calculate the location you need. One character of normal text is four characters on the binary side. So to count the number of characters in normal text, multiply by four, and then count the number of binary characters to find the same place. You may try several times to get the placement you want.

After clicking the right space, type 0D00. This is the hexadecimal character for Enter. If you want to add extra lines between paragraphs, enter the character 0D00 twice in succession, as done in this example. Do this in each space where you want to Enter and then click “OK.”


Now you can exit the Registry Editor. Restart Windows, and you'll see the legal notice you added before you signed in.


To reverse the changes, open Registry Editor again, then open the “LegalNoticeCaption” and “LegalNoticeText” keys, and delete everything in the “Value data” box.

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