With the Redstone update, Microsoft made one long awaited change in Windows 10. Now it is possible to set the sign in screen background image to any photo you want. Previously, it was hardcoded to the widely promoted "Windows Hero" image and could only be changed back to a solid color like in Windows 8. As Microsoft now plans to consolidate the lock screen and the logon screen into one, they have made this change. Let's see in detail how this works.
If your Windows 10 build version is lower than 14291, this feature is not available for you. Tip: see how to find the Windows 10 build number you are running. You cannot change the image, but you can disable it if you do not like it or get bored with the blue "Windows Hero" image. See Disable logon screen background image in Windows 10 without using third party tools.
If you have installed a Redstone build with build number 14291 or greater, you can follow the instructions below.
To change the sign in screen background image in Windows 10, do the following:
- Open Settings.
- Go to Personalization -> Lock Screen.
- Change the Lock Screen background image to a picture you like.
- Now, scroll down to the option called Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen. Enable it as shown below:
That's it. The next time your beautiful lock screen background image will be used on the sign in screen. This is a welcome change in Windows 10 because two screens made the experience redundant. Now the user can choose to disable the lock screen and can customizable the picture on the logon screen instead of always showing the blue Windows 10 logo.
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