Windows 10: How do i remove the Hero wallpaper on the login screen in Build 10162?

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Preview
       04 Jul 2015 #1

    How do i remove the Hero wallpaper on the login screen in Build 10162?


    The new build of windows 10 now comes with the Hero wallpaper shown behind the logon screen. What I would like is for this to be removed/disabled to return it to the traditional blue screen only.
    Does anyone know of a way to do this?

    Thanks
    Luke
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  2.    04 Jul 2015 #2

    Settings => Personalization => Lock Screen
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  3. Posts : 8,299
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Jul 2015 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Settings => Personalization => Lock Screen
    The OP is referring to the image on the Logon screen.

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    @ LukeG :

    Haven't found a way to do that yet!
    Actually, I doubt it's possible.
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  4. Posts : 8,299
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Jul 2015 #4

    LukeG said: View Post
    The new build of windows 10 now comes with the Hero wallpaper shown behind the logon screen. What I would like is for this to be removed/disabled to return it to the traditional blue screen only.
    Does anyone know of a way to do this?

    Thanks
    Luke
    Actually, it's quite astonishing that you ask that, because ever since Oct 26, 2012, (Windows 8 release), everyone has been wanting to put images there and get rid of the bland color!

    I'd like to be able to change the images.

    ... then again, you're only there for a second or two so, not a biggie!
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  5. Posts : 8,299
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Jul 2015 #5

    High Contrast theme won't show the image, it shows your accent color.
    That's all the answers I have for ya! (so far)
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  6.    06 Jul 2015 #6

    I use picture password as it's much easier than typing especially on a touch device like my Surface. You can choose your picture of choice that way and bypass having to see that login view which I don't see at all.

    When hardware for iris scanning with Windows Hello is available to add onto my pc, phone and tablet, this will be a thing of the past anyways.
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  7.    12 Jul 2015 #7

    Did anyone figure out how to disable the background image?
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  8.    12 Jul 2015 #8

    I'm trying my hardest to find a answer also, its a awful wallpaper.
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  9.    16 Jul 2015 #9

    I'm also interested in this. It just looks ugly, and why would i want two different backgrounds on the lockscreen?
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  10.    17 Jul 2015 #10

    It looks like it is being stored in the the following registry key:

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4259667555-3261018257-2761553630-1001\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers

    Under the String: BackgroundHistoryPath2

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    You can either modify the registry key to point to a new image or try and modify the name of the file in the directory:

    C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

    File Name: img0.jpg

    However, it appears that Microsoft really doesn't want you touch this file:

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