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    Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Customization
    09 Oct 2016 Last Updated: 30 Jul 2017 at 10:58

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    How to Turn On or Off Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

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    Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279, you can now select to show your lock screen background picture on your sign-in screen background.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show lock screen background on the sign-in screen for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    If you turn on Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen, then you will need to make sure that you have Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing checked in your visual effects settings to prevent the lock screen background from not displaying properly.


    The registry DWORD value for the Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen setting is located below. The registry key path will vary for <your account's SID key>.

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\<your account's SID key>\AnyoneRead\LockScreen

    HideLogonBackgroundImage DWORD

    0 = On
    1 = Off
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    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Lock screen on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    09 Oct 2016 #1
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    This was originally mixed in another tutorial, and I thought it would be more helpful as a separate tutorial instead.
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  2.    31 Mar 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    This was originally mixed in another tutorial, and I thought it would be more helpful as a separate tutorial instead.
    Hello. I still have a problem. It happens that I have I tried all of the above and I have enabled windows spotlight as my lockscreen background. I also enabled show lockscreen image in the logon screen. Still I get a different background on the logon screen. Can you help? I've tried everything and I can't get the same windows spotlight picture in the logon screen.

    Thank you
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  3.    31 Mar 2017 #3
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    Hello diogo, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    Find Windows 10 Build Number - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Just to verify, the sign-screen with your account selected is not showing the same background as what you have your lock screen set to show?

    Did you use any 3rd party program (ex: "Windows 10 Login Background Changer") to change your sign-in screen like below that could be overriding what you set on your lock screen?

    Change Sign-in Screen Background Image in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  4.    31 Mar 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello diogo, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    Find Windows 10 Build Number - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Just to verify, the sign-screen with your account selected is not showing the same background as what you have your lock screen set to show?

    Did you use any 3rd party program (ex: "Windows 10 Login Background Changer") to change your sign-in screen like below that could be overriding what you set on your lock screen?

    Change Sign-in Screen Background Image in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Yes Brink. That is it. Windows spotlight assigns a picture to my lock screen but the same picture is not being shown in my logon screen. I have a completely different one. However If I set a manual picture to the lock screen and enable the «show lockscreen image in the logon screen» it works. It is not only working with the windows spotlight setting (strangely). No I am not using any 3rd party at all. The build of my windows is 1607.

    Thanks
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  5.    31 Mar 2017 #5
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    I just tested on the latest Windows 10 version 1607 build 14393.970, and the sign-in screen is showing the Windows Spotlight lock screen background for me.

    Do you have this build number?
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  6.    31 Mar 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I just tested on the latest Windows 10 version 1607 build 14393.970, and the sign-in screen is showing the Windows Spotlight lock screen background for me.

    Do you have this build number?
    Hello. No. I have the 14393.969
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  7.    31 Mar 2017 #7
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    Im downloading the update to see if it fixes it. I'll get back to you. Thank you
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  8.    31 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I just tested on the latest Windows 10 version 1607 build 14393.970, and the sign-in screen is showing the Windows Spotlight lock screen background for me.

    Do you have this build number?
    Hello. I have installed that build and is still not working. This is so anoying...
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  9.    31 Mar 2017 #9
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    I'd hate to say it, but you might see if resetting Windows 10 may help. Be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first though.

    Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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