UPDATE: This application doesn’t seem to work with 1607 and later versions of Windows 10.
In one of our previous guides titled how to change the Windows 10 login screen background image, we talked about a workaround to change the default background picture of the login or logon screen of Windows 10.
As mentioned in the workaround article, the default login screen picture is stored in the Windows.logon.ui.pri file located under the SystemResources directory (Windows\SystemResources) of Windows 10 installed drive.
To manually change the background picture of the login screen in Windows 10, we need to create a new .pri file by including the custom background image and then replace the original .pri file with the custom one by taking ownership of the file and folder where original Windows.logon.ui.pri file is located.
The guide to change Windows 10 login screen works great but is not for everyone. In fact, most users find it difficult to take ownership of files and prefer using a program for the job.
Free tool to change Windows 10 login background picture
For all those users who would like to change Windows 10 login screen without manually touching original system files, here is a free utility for the job by Krutonium at MDL forums.
Windows 10 Login Background Changer is a free application designed to easily change the default login screen background image in Windows 10. With Windows 10 Login Background Changer, you can set your own picture as login screen background with a few mouse clicks.
This tool is based on the previously mentioned workaround but makes changing the login screen background dead easy. The tool supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10.
Using Windows 10 Login Background Changer
Here is how to use Windows 10 Login Background Changer to change Windows 10 login screen background picture.
WARNING: This tool edits or replaces one or more original system files. We recommend you create a system restore point before running the tool, just in case if anything goes terribly wrong. We are not responsible for any damage it might cause to your files or Windows 10!
Step 1: Visit this page and Download Windows 10 Login Background Changer tool.
Step 2: Right-click on the executable file, click Run as administrator.
Step 3: Now, click the Browse button to select the picture that you want to set as the login screen background.
Step 4: Finally, click the Change Background button to change the login screen background. That’s it!
As you can see in the above picture, the tool also lets you set a solid color as the login screen background instead of a picture.
Sign out or use Windows + L shortcut keys and press Enter key to see the new login screen background.
How was your experience with Windows 10 Login Screen Changer?