How to Disable Login Background Picture in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 displays the Windows Hero image at the 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 an option to disable the login background picture. But in recent builds, you can disable the sign-in screen picture from Settings.

So, in earlier builds, you have to use a Registry hack to disable the login screen background picture. While in recent builds, you can do it from Windows 10 Settings.

SEE ALSO: How to Disable or Bypass Login Screen in Windows 10?

Disable Sign-in Screen Background Picture in Windows 10

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to disable the login Background Image in Windows 10. First, we will show you the method using the Settings app. And in the second section, we will show you the registry method. So, let’s start with a simple method first.

A) Disable Login Screen Picture from Settings

Step 1: Open Personalization Settings

First of all, open Settings from Start.

Click On Start And Then Select Settings
Click on Start and then select Settings

In Windows 10 Settings, select Personalization.

Open Settings And Select Personalization
Select Personalization from Settings

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“.

Select Lock Screen From Left Pane And Disable Show Lock Screen Background Picture On The Sign In Screen
Disable Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen

Now, you have successfully disabled the picture on the 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 the login screen and you will not see any background picture, just a plain blue background.

Disable Windows 10 Login Screen Background
Windows 10 Login Screen Background picture removed

SEE ALSO: How to Change or Remove User Profile Picture in Windows 10?

B) Disable Sign-in Screen Background Picture in Windows 10 using Registry Editor

Now, let’s try the second method to remove the 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.

Go To Run Type Regedit And Press Enter Or Click Ok
Go to Run, type regedit and press Enter

You will see the UAC Prompt, click Yes to continue. After that, Registry Editor will open.

Registry Editor In Windows 10
Open Registry Editor in Windows 10

Step 2: Create ‘DisableLogonBackgroundImage’ DWORD in Registry

In Registry Editor, go to the following location. You can also copy and paste this path directly into the Registry Editor address bar (available in recent Windows 10 builds).


After going to the above location, right-click on the blank space and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value to create a new DWORD.

Go To Registry Settings Path And Create A New Dword
Go to Registry editor and create a new DWORD

Name the newly created DWORD as DisableLogonBackgroundImage (case sensitive) and press Enter. We will use this DWORD to disable the sign-in screen background picture in Windows 10.

Set Dword Name As Disable Logon Background Image
Set the DWORD name as DisableLogonBackgroundImage

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Step 3: Set DWORD Value to 1

Now, right-click the newly created DWORD and click Modify. Alternatively, you can also double-click on the DWORD to modify its value.

Set the Value data field to 1 and click OK.

Modify Disable Background Image Dword Value To 1
Set DisableLogonBackgroundImage DWORD Value to 1

You can now close the Registry Editor window, we are done with Registry Editor.

Step 4: Restart your Computer

After you have set the DWORD value to disable the sign-in screen background picture in Windows 10, it’s time to restart your PC. Click the Start button, then select Power, and click on Restart.

Restart Your Computer
Restart your computer

After reboot, you will see a login screen without a background image. You will just see the light blue color background.

Disable Windows 10 Login Screen Background
Windows 10 Login Screen Background picture removed

SEE ALSO: How to Turn on Spotlight Lock Screen Images in Windows 10?

Disable Windows 10 Logon Screen Background Picture

You have successfully disabled the logon screen background image in Windows 10. If you want to revert the changes, you can do so from Settings. If you used the Registry editor method, just go to the same path in the Registry Editor and delete DisableLogonBackgroundImage DWORD.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. In case you have queries or suggestions, feel free to share them in the comment section down below.

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