Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10

Windows users are always fond of customization s with their OS. Another demand which users made to Microsoft was the facility to change the login screen background in Windows 10. Windows 10 has lots of new features than its predecessor. One of them is related to the Background Image on the Login Screen. Windows 8 just had a color as the login screen background but in Windows 10, this color is changed to an image.

But there is a limitation as the background image on Windows 10 login screen cannot be changed inside the settings. So, users have requested this thing to be possible.

Unfortunately, there is no update from Microsoft but there is a way or two to change the color or background image of the login screen. So, these steps will guide you towards the end and you would be able to choose color or image according to your desire.

Method # 1: Set a Color as Login Screen Background:

Like Windows 8, you can definitely set a flat color as the login screen background inside Windows 10 but for that purpose, you would have to edit some registry settings. Follow the steps below to do that.

1) Open the registry editor by pressing Win + R shortcut key and typing the regedit inside the Run Command. Inside registry editor, navigate to the System Folder using the hierarchy structure below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

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Now, you would be required to create a new DWORD value named as DisableLogonBackgroundImage by right clicking on the empty space inside the right pane.

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Now, right click on this DWORD value and select modify. Change the Value Data to 00000001 and press ok afterwards.

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After this whole process, you will be able to set a flat color as a background of your login screen. You can check it by pressing Win + L on the keyboard. You can also choose your favorite color by going to Settings and turning off the Automatically Pick an accent color.

Method # 2: Set a Custom Background Image as Login Screen Background:

Setting a custom background image on the login screen is not an easy task until now because Microsoft hasn’t provided any registry hacks of information in this regard. So, for this purpose, there is a third-party tool called Windows 10 Login Background Changer. It has a simple interface to select the image you want as the background and the rest of the hefty task it will do by itself.

Download Windows 10 Login Background Changer

After download it, install and run it as administrator and its user interface will be like in the picture below. Click on Browse the Image and select the image you want. After selecting the image, just click on Change Background button and it would set the image as a login screen background.

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That’s the simplest method of setting a background image to your login screen.

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