By default Windows 10 displays Windows Hero image at login or sign-in screen. However, if you are not a fan of it and want a simple clean login screen without any picture, you can also disable it. In initial Windows 10 builds, Microsoft didn’t provide and option to disable login background picture. But in recent builds, you can disable sign-in screen picture from Settings.
So, in earlier builds, you have to use Registry hack to disable login screen background picture. While in recent builds, you can do it from Windows 10 Settings.
Disable Sign-in Screen Background Picture in Windows 10
In this tutorial, we are going to shows you how to disable login Background Image in Windows 10. First, we will show you the method using Settings app. And in the second section, we will show you registry method. So, let’s start with simple method first.
A) Disable Login Screen Picture from Settings
Step 1: Open Personalization Settings
First of all, open Settings from Start.
In Windows 10 Settings, select Personalization.
Step 2: Disable Login Screen Picture in Windows 10
Now, in Personalization settings, select Lock Screen from the left pane. After that, scroll down and disable “Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen“.
Now, you have successfully disabled the picture on Windows 10 sign-in screen. You can simply sign-out or lock your screen to verify that. On the lock screen, click anywhere to see login screen and you will not see any background picture, just plain blue background.
B) Disable Sign-in Screen Background Picture in Windows 10 using Registry Editor
Now, let’s try the second method to remove sign-in screen background picture in Windows 10. We will use Registry Editor in this part.
Step 1: Open Registry Editor
First, we have to open Registry Editor. To open Registry Editor, launch RUN by pressing Windows Key + R, type
regedit and press Enter.
You will see UAC Prompt, click Yes to continue. After that, Registry Editor will open.
Step 2: Create ‘DisableLogonBackgroundImage’ DWORD in Registry
In Registry Editor, go to following location. You can also copy and paste this path directly in Registry Editor address bar (available in recent Windows 10 builds).
After going to above location, right-click blank space and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value to create a new DWORD.
Name the newly created DWORD as
DisableLogonBackgroundImage (case sensitive) and press Enter. We will use this DWORD to disable sign-in screen background picture in Windows 10.
Step 3: Set DWORD Value to 1
Now, right-click newly created DWORD and click Modify. Alternatively, you can also double-click on the DWORD to modify it’s value.
Set the Value data field to 1 and click OK.
You can now close Registry Editor window, we are done with Registry Editor.
Step 4: Restart your Computer
After you have set the DWORD value to disable sign-in screen background picture in Windows 10, it’s time to restart your PC. Click Start button, then select Power and click on Restart.
After reboot, you will see a logon screen without background image. You will just see light blue color background.
Disable Windows 10 Logon Screen Background Picture
You have successfully disabled logon screen background image in Windows 10. If you want to revert the changes, you can do so from Settings. And if you used Registry editor method, just go to same path in Registry editor and delete
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. In case you have queries or suggestions, feel free to share them in comment section down below.