How to not show the desktop background image on the login screen of Windows 10

Windows 10 automatically shows the desktop background image on the login screen. Note that I am talking about the sign-in screen and not the lock screen which slides to top when you wake up Windows. Though it is good from uniformity point of view where you get a smooth transition from login screen to the desktop, it is not everybody’s taste to show off the desktop background in the login screen.

Hide Windows 10 Login Screen Desktop Background Image

But it takes under a minute to turn this setting off and hide the background image. Let’s get started.

1. Click “Action Center” icon on the taskbar, and then click on “All Settings”.


Action Center

Action Center

2. Click “Personalization”.

Go to Personalization

Go to Personalization

3. Click “Lock Screen” in the left pane.

4. Turn off “Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen”.

Sign-in Desktop Backgrond turned off

Sign-in Desktop Background turned off

Windows 10 will now show a solid color in the sign-in screen. That’s it, very simple one!

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.