December 26, 2017

Displaying a Legal Notice on startup in Windows 7

If your PC has multiple users then you can display legal notice to every user before they login to your PC. This legal notice will be displayed at every startup just before the Desktop is loaded. Using this you can tell your friends about the do’s and don’ts in your computer when they login in your absence.

By tweaking the Windows Registry, you can display a legal notice.

To Open Registry: Press windows +r & type regedit & press enter.


  1. Open the Registry Editor.

  2. In left pane of Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.

  3. On the right side pane look for legalnoticecaption, double click on it and enter the desired Legal Notice Caption.

  4. Next below this look for legalnoticetext and enter the desired Legal Notice Text. The legal notice text can be up to a page in its size so that it can include a set of do’s and don’ts for your computer.

  5. After you does this just restart your computer and upon the next startup you can see the legal notice information for your computer.

Note: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. I cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved.