A. Windows Messenger includes a background image of two bobble men. You can replace this .gif image with any image that will fit in the display. To replace the .gif image, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService registry subkey, then double-click the InstallationDirectory value to verify the location of your Windows Messenger installation (by default, this location is C:\program files\messenger).
  2. Use an imaging program, create the background image that you want to use.
  3. Save the image you created as a .gif file named lvback.gif, and place the file in the Windows Messenger folder.
  4. Restart Windows Messenger for the change to take effect.