How To Change The Login Page In Windows 10

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Changing the login page in Windows 10 can be 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, and I will also share some personal insights and commentary along the way.

Step 1: Choose a New Login Page

The first step in changing the login page is to choose a new image that will be displayed when you log in to your computer. You can either use one of the default images provided by Windows 10, or you can use your own image.

Personally, I like to use a photo of my favorite vacation spot as my login page image. It always brings a smile to my face when I see it.

Step 2: Access the Registry Editor

Once you have chosen your new login page image, you will need to access the Registry Editor. To do this, press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Then, type “regedit” (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Disclaimer: Modifying the Windows Registry can have unintended consequences and may cause system instability if not done correctly. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully and back up your registry before making any changes.

Step 3: Navigate to the Login Page Settings

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path:

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

Here, you will find the settings related to the login page background image.

Step 4: Change the Background Image

Double-click on the “OEMBackground” value on the right-hand side of the Registry Editor window. In the “Value data” field, change the value from 0 to 1.

Note: If the “OEMBackground” value does not exist, you can create it by right-clicking on the empty space in the right-hand pane, selecting New, and then choosing DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value “OEMBackground” and set its value to 1.

Step 5: Copy Your Login Page Image

Next, you will need to copy your new login page image to a specific location on your computer. The image should be in JPG format and its maximum size should be 256KB.

Copy the image to the following directory:

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

If the “backgrounds” folder does not exist, you can create it by right-clicking on the “info” folder, selecting New, and then choosing Folder. Name the new folder “backgrounds”.

Make sure to name your image file “backgroundDefault.jpg”.

Step 6: Test Your New Login Page

After you have completed all the previous steps, restart your computer to see the changes take effect. When you reach the login screen, you should see your new login page image.

It’s always a rewarding experience to see your personal touch on your computer every time you log in. It makes the whole experience more enjoyable and personalized.

Conclusion

Changing the login page in Windows 10 is a simple yet effective way to add a personal touch to your computer. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily customize your login page with your own image.

Remember, modifying the Windows Registry can have unintended consequences, so proceed with caution. If you encounter any issues, it’s always a good idea to back up your registry before making any changes.

Enjoy the process of personalizing your computer and let your login page be a reflection of your unique style and personality.