Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    06 Feb 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10


    By default in Windows 10, users are able to change their lock screen background image to Windows Spotlight, picture, or a slideshow as often as they like.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to change the lock screen background image for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable changing the lock screen background.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background Image using Group Policy
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background Image using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Lock Screen Background Settings Disabled
    Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10-change_lock_screen_background_image_disabled.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background Image using Group Policy


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization

    Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10-lock_screen_background_gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Personalization in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Prevent changing lock screen and logon image policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Changing Lock Screen Background Image

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


    6 To Disable Changing Lock Screen Background Image

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background in Windows 10-lock_screen_background_gpedit-2.png

    7 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable Changing Lock Screen Background Image using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

    NoChangingLockScreen DWORD

    0 or delete = Enable
    1 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Changing Lock Screen Background Image

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_changing_lock_screen_background.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Changing Lock Screen Background Image

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_changing_lock_screen_background.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Thank you
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 15,292
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @BullyD4awg,

    BullyD4awg said:
    . . . Option 2 is no longer available in the registry.

    It is STILL available for me.

    What version of Windows are you running as it is NOT in your Profile System Specifications?

    Type winver into a CMD Prompt and press Enter.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #3

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @BullyD4awg,




    It is STILL available for me.

    What version of Windows are you running as it is NOT in your Profile System Specifications?
    I am sorry my assumption is wrong. I got it figured out now.
      My Computer

  4. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 15,292
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @BullyD4awg,

    BullyD4awg said:
    I am sorry my assumption is wrong. I got it figured out now.
    NO problem, I am glad that you managed to figure it out.
      My Computer

  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    BullyD4awg said:
    Thank you
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #6

    Hi Guys, my settings are set by our MDM, workspace one and I can't get this to work even as an admin
    Is there any way to confirm this works or work on it?
    Winver: 21H1
      My Computer

  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,422
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    sevagmanoukian said:
    Hi Guys, my settings are set by our MDM, workspace one and I can't get this to work even as an admin
    Is there any way to confirm this works or work on it?
    Winver: 21H1
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In your situation, the MDM will override what you have set on your PC.
      My Computers


 

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