Saturday, July 24, 2010

How to fix the Windows Welcome screen that stays for 30 seconds in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

If you’re using either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 and the Welcome screen stays idle for 30 seconds during logon process, this article will be very useful for you.
•    You have a computer that is running windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
•    You set a solid color as the desktop background.
•    The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service is running.
•    You log on to the computer locally.
To fix this, you can configure the value of the DelayedDesktopSwitchTimeout Registry entry. Usually, this value determines the time-out interval of a session before Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 switches between sessions. If you want to configure the value, follow the following steps.

If you modify the registry incorrectly, some serious problems might occur and these issues might require reinstalling the Operating System. Therefore, ensure that you follow the steps carefully. At the same time, if you want to take a backup of the Registry, you can take if before modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs or whenever you want. If you don’t know to backup the registry, we have given an article in our site to backup and restore the Windows Registry and its components. Search for the article and backup the Registry Files safely.



•    Click on the Start Button and then type “regedit” in the Search Box and then press the Enter Key to open the Registry Editor Window.
•    Remember, you’ve to enter the Password, if you’re prompted for the Password.
•    Now, navigate to the following Key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
•    Then, double click on the DelayedDesktopSwitchTimeout registry entry.
•    Now, in the value data box, you have to type 5 and then click OK.
•    Now, exit from the File menu.

Now, let’s discuss about setting a solid color as the Desktop background in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.
1.    Right-click the blank area of the desktop, and then select Personalize from the menu.
2.    First, right click on the blank area of the Desktop.
3.    Then, select the Personalize option from the Menu.
4.    Now, select Desktop Background at the bottom of the Open window.
5.    After that, in the Picture Location list, you have to select the Solid Colors item.
6.    Then, select a solid color and then click the Save Changes button.

This is the third topic of the article describes about disabling the Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager Service.
1.    As usual, click on the Start Button and type services in the Search Programs and Files box.
2.    Then, press the Enter Key.
3.    Now, double click on the Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager.
4.    If you want to disable the service, select Disabled in the Startup type.
5.    Now, click on Apply.
6.    If you want to stop the service, click the Stop button.
7.    Then, click on Apply.

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