How to add a legal notice for users logging into your PC using the Windows registry (regedit.exe).

Adding a legal notice can be useful if there are multiple users logging into the same PC and you need them to understand any policies or rules before logging in.

Adding the legal notice using the Windows registry:

Before making any changes to the registry, it is always recommend making a backup first!

Open regedit.exe located in C:\Windows. You can also just type “regedit” in the “Run” menu in the Start menu to open regedit.exe.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

In the right pane find the following two strings:



LegalNoticeCaption is the window caption that will be displayed.

LegalNoticeText is the message that will be in the window that you want to display before logging into Windows.

That’s it!