In Windows 10 the login screen looks better aesthetically when compared to the older versions of Windows. By default, the Windows 10 login screen sports the Hero wallpaper as its background. Even though you can easily change the Lock screen settings with just a few clicks from the Personalization panel, there is no easy way to change the login screen background. In fact, having a login screen settings option in the Settings panel is one of the hottest ideas in the Windows feature suggestions page.
Until you have the built-in option, here is a simple way to change the Windows 10 login screen wallpaper to your own wallpaper or to a solid color.
Changing Windows Login Screen Wallpaper
Note: changing the login screen wallpaper is never a straight forward thing in Windows. So only follow the below procedure at your own risk, as changing system files may sometimes mess with how your PC works.
Since Windows doesn’t provide any built-in way to change the login screen wallpaper, we are going to use the Windows 10 Login Screen Image Changer app. The application is lightweight and portable.
Once you’ve downloaded the application, extract and launch it. As you can see, the app displays the current wallpaper in use for the login screen. To change it, click on the “Select an image” button.
Here, browse for the wallpaper you want use as a replacement and select it. In my case, I’m selecting the official Windows 8 wallpaper.
As soon as you select the wallpaper, the app displays a preview. Simply click on the “Apply” button to save the changes. If you don’t want the wallpaper to be applied to the lock screen, then don’t forget to uncheck the “Apply to Lock Screen” checkbox.
If the login wallpaper has been changed successfully, you will receive a message letting you know.
The changes are instantaneous, and if you lock your PC using the shortcut “Win + L,” you will see that the login screen wallpaper has been changed.
It is that simple to change the login screen wallpaper in Windows 10.
Changing Windows Login Screen to a Solid Color
Other than changing the login screen wallpaper, you can also remove the wallpaper entirely and replace it with a solid color. To do that,we need to add a new Windows Registry key.
To start, press “Win + R,” type
regedit and press the Enter button to open the Windows Registry.
In the Registry window, navigate to the following key:
Here, we need to create a new “dword” value. To do that, right click on the right pane, select “New” and then “DWORD (32-bit) Value.”
Now, name the value as “DisableLogonBackgroundImage” and press the Enter button.
After creating the new value, double-click on it, enter a new value as “1” and click on the “Ok” button to save the changes.
Just restart your system, and the login screen wallpaper is replaced with a solid color. If you ever want to revert back, either delete the newly created key or change the value back to “0.”
You can easily customize the color by changing the Accent Color in the Personalization Settings panel. If you have selected the Automatic Accent Color option, then the color is automatically chosen by Windows according to your desktop wallpaper.
Do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about changing the login screen wallpaper using the above methods.