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How to remove the manufacturers splash screen from the RDP login

This document is also available as a FreshDesk Solution Article

Some manufacturers place their own splash screens inside of the OEM installation of the Microsoft Windows operating system. While most of these splash screens look quite nice, they can also be a major problem when attempting a remote desktop connection over a slow internet connection.

To disable the splash screens from appearing a small registry edit must be done.

Use Registry Editor at your own risk. If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. This information is provided on an “as is” basis and all risk is with you.
  • Go to Start | Run, type REGEDIT and press ENTER.

  • Navigate to the “HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop” key.

  • Locate the Wallpaper entry on the right hand side.

  • Double click on the Wallpaper entry and change the Value Data to “(None)”. Without the “”.

  • Click on OK to save the change.

  • Close the registry editor.
faq/remove_wallpaper_from_rdp_login.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/21 17:45 (6 months ago) by etunacao