How To Change Login Page Wallpaper In Windows 10

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Changing the login page wallpaper in Windows 10 is a great way to personalize your computer and make it feel more like your own. In this article, I will guide you through the process of changing the login page wallpaper, step by step.

Step 1: Prepare the Wallpaper

The first thing you need to do is find or create the wallpaper that you want to use for the login page. You can choose any image you like, but keep in mind that it should be high-resolution and in a format that Windows 10 supports, such as JPEG or PNG.

Once you have your wallpaper ready, make sure to place it in a folder where you can easily access it later.

Step 2: Access the Registry Editor

Disclaimer: Before making any changes to the Windows Registry, it is always a good idea to back it up in case something goes wrong. You can do this by creating a restore point or exporting the registry.

To access the Registry Editor, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the “Run” dialog box. Type “regedit” (without quotes) and press Enter. This will open the Registry Editor.

Step 3: Navigate to the Personalization Settings

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

Once you are in the “Background” folder, you will see a key named “OEMBackground” on the right-hand side.

Step 4: Enable OEMBackground

Double-click on the “OEMBackground” key to open its properties. In the “Value data” field, change the value from 0 to 1 and click OK.

This will enable the use of custom login screen wallpapers.

Step 5: Create a New Folder

In the Windows Explorer, navigate to the following path:

C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

If the “backgrounds” folder does not exist, create a new folder named “backgrounds” inside the “info” folder.

Step 6: Copy the Wallpaper

Copy the wallpaper that you prepared in Step 1 and paste it into the “backgrounds” folder.

Step 7: Rename the Wallpaper

Rename the wallpaper to “backgroundDefault.jpg”. Note that the file name must be exactly “backgroundDefault.jpg” and the file extension must be “.jpg”.

Step 8: Test the Login Page Wallpaper

Now, lock your computer by pressing the Windows key + L on your keyboard. You should see your custom wallpaper on the login page.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the login page wallpaper in Windows 10.

Conclusion

Personalizing your computer is a great way to make it feel more like home. By changing the login page wallpaper in Windows 10, you can add a personal touch to your computer every time you log in. Just remember to follow the steps carefully and make sure to create a backup of your Registry before making any changes. Enjoy your new custom login page!