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    Sign-in Screen Background Image - Change in Windows 10

    Sign-in Screen Background Image - Change in Windows 10

    How to Change Sign-in Screen Background Image in Windows 10
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    How to Change Sign-in Screen Background Image in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows 10 has a new sign in screen that is more modern and touch friendly. By default, you need to dismiss the lock screen and enter your credentials on the Sign-in screen to sign in to Windows 10 with your account.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the sign-in screen background image for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the sign-in screen background image.

    Note   Note
    Previously on PC, there were two separate backgrounds for the Lock screen and then the logon screen. Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279, Microsoft is merging the experience so there is just a single background – your Lock screen background. This is similar to the behavior seen on mobile. If you have a custom Lock screen background set, you will see your Lock screen background is now used for both the Lock screen and logon screen. If you’re a Windows Spotlight user – hold tight, you’ll see this change soon in a future build. We’re also working on some additional tweaks here to make the transition between the Lock screen and logging in much smoother.

    warning   Warning
    It is recommended to create a restore point before using the Windows 10 Login Background Changer tool. This way if you have any adverse affects, you will easily be able to do a system restore to undo it.


    EXAMPLE: Sign-in screen
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    Here's How:

    1. If you have not already, be sure that you turn on Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you turn off Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen, the sign-in screen will only show a solid color background instead of the picture you select using the Windows 10 Login Background Changer tool below.


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    2. Download the latest release of the free Windows 10 Login Background Changer tool at the download link below.

    download

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    3. Save the Win10BGChanger1.2.0.0.zip file to where you like.

    4. Right click or press and hold on the Win10BGChanger1.2.0.0.zip file, and click/tap on Extract All.

    5. Open the extracted Win10BGChanger1.2.0.0 folder, and open the GUI folder in it. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Run the W10 Logon BG Changer.exe file. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    This is a standalone .exe file that does not install the program to your PC.


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    7. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Click/tap on Yes for the EULA of the Windows 10 Login Background Changer tool. (see screenshot below)

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    9. Click/tap on the browse button in Edit Background. (see screenshot below)

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    10. Browse to and select the image you want for the sign-in screen background, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)

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    11. Select the Image Scaling you want. Usually My Resolution works best, but use what looks best for you. (see screenshot below)

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    12. Click/tap on Apply Changes. (see screenshot below)

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    13. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    14. Click/tap on Lock Windows (Win+L) to view the sign-in screen to see if it looks how you like. (see screenshot below)

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    15. Sign in, and make any changes as needed.

    16. When finished, you can close the Windows 10 Login Background Changer tool.




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    United Kingdom
    Posts : 101
    Windows 10 64bit
       2015-09-28 #1

    As always great tutorial Brink, I actually tried the previous version of this program, I applied the new setting and locked the screen I was unable to re-log. I had to go through the whole system restored malarkey.
    So glad to say this version seems stable
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-09-28 #2

    Hello Trevers,

    Agreed. I wanted to have this tutorial sooner, but I didn't want to do it until the program was stable.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,436
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.693
       2015-09-28 #3

    Thanks once again did my own one and posted it in my desktop.
    I love everything about window 10 and thanks for starting this forum
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Munich Area, BY
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2015-10-09 #4

    Edit: This post is obsolete since the tutorial was updated.

    Program Version 1.2.0.0 crashes immediately if you have the Sign-in Screen Background Image disabled. The program seems to miss a function that ignores/overrides a non-existent Setting in the Registry.

    Workaround: Re-enable the the Sign-in Screen Background Image first
    with the reg-file from here:
    Sign-in Screen Background Image - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    (Option 2 - download and apply the file Enable_Sign_in_Background_Image.reg)
    Last edited by Jo Mei; 2015-12-30 at 07:54. Reason: Tutorial updated.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-10-09 #5

    Thank you Jo.

    Luckily, I wouldn't think one would normally disable the sign-in screen background if one wanted to change it since disabling it would prevent it from changing.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Munich Area, BY
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2015-10-09 #6

    Agreed
    But I wanted to have a black Sign-in-Background, so I've played with Accent colors - no luck so far. Now I have a black JPG as background.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 18
    WIndows 10 Home
       2015-10-10 #7

    Thanks Brink - this one works great!
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-10-10 #8

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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 275
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.222)
       2015-11-04 #9

    Nothing
    Last edited by Pendaws; 2015-11-06 at 08:48.
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