How To Display A Message on Startup in Windows

Do you wonder how a message is displayed at startup in Windows machine? It can been seen in corporate environment or even in personal computers. The message could be any customized message such as legal notice, company’s privacy policy, warning, or even welcome greeting message or any other kind of information.

This feature can be configured with all versions of Windows. Follow the steps below:

In Windows XP

1. Go to Start -> Run and type gpedit.msc and hit Enter

2. Navigate to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings ->Local Policies -> Security Options

3. Now look into the right pane and click on “Interactive Login: Message title for users attempting to log on” and “Interactive Login: Message text for users attempting to log on” one by one and enter the title and text respectively

4. Click Apply and OK.

5. Reboot the computer and you should be greeted with your customized message.


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