Many Windows 10 users are not happy to see the default login screen background image. In Windows 10, the login screen comes with the "Windows 10 Hero" image which shows blue beams of light emanating from the Windows logo. There is no option to disable this image background in the Settings app, but it can be done with a simple Registry tweak. Here is how to do it.
Update: If you have upgraded your Windows 10 to Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607, please see this article instead:
To disable the logon screen background image in Windows 10 without using third party tools, you need to do the following:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
If you do not have such a Registry key, then just create it by right clicking the Windows key.
- There you need to create a new a 32-bit DWORD value named DisableLogonBackgroundImage. Set it to 1 as shown below:
You might need to restart Windows 10 for changes to take effect.
By the way, if you are using my freeware app Winaero Tweaker, you can go to Boot and Logon -> Login Screen Image:
Use this option to avoid Registry editing.
That's it. You are done. The login screen background image will be disabled and you will get the plain solid color that you get in Windows 8. To restore it back, you need to delete the mentioned DisableLogonBackgroundImage value and restart your PC once again.