Unlike the lock screen
wallpaper which is highly customizable, the sign-in screen
wallpaper (also known as the hero desktop image
) of Windows 10
is standard for everyone. This guide describes two simple methods to remove the hero desktop image
and replace it with a solid color background.
How To Remove the Hero Desktop Image
From Windows 10 Settings Screen
update introduced a new setting to toggle Windows 10's default hero desktop image
and then navigate to Personalization
> Lock screen
. Toggle the Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen
With The Registry Editor
Right-click on the Start
menu and select the Run
command. Type the
command and press Enter
to open the Registry Editor
Next, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Policies>Microsoft>Windows>System
and then create a new Dword (32 bit) Value
, which you'll name DisableLogonBackgroundImage
Set its value to 1
and click on OK
Close the Registry Editor
and reboot your PC to apply your new settings.
You can restore your default settings by deleting the DisableLogonBackgroundImage
key in the registry.
How To Change the Color of the Sign-In Screen
Click on Start
. Toggle the switch below Automatically pick an accent color for my background
to the Off
position and choose the accent color you'd like to use:
will apply the new color scheme system-wide, including on the sign-in screen.