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How to change your wallpaper and login screen in Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 ditches the live tiles of Windows 8 — sort of — while making its triumphant return is the user-favorite Start Menu. With something old and something new, Windows 10 is well-positioned. But what if you want to add a little of your own flavor?

Perhaps one of the most crucial differences coming to Windows 10 lies with how to personalize your computer’s login page and desktop. Unlike other Windows operating systems, the method for accomplishing these tasks isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. To help you get a head start on personalizing Windows 10 for yourself, we’ve put together this simple walk-through for easily changing the desktop and login screen image.

Step 1. Navigate to the Windows 10 Personalization settings window

To start the process of changing your computer’s desktop and login screen image, first navigate to the Windows 10 settings menu by clicking on the window icon in the lower left corner of the screen and clicking Settings. Once the Settings window opens, select the Personalization icon to bring up the desktop’s visual options.

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Personalization in Settings Menu Windows 10

Alternatively: Windows 10 users also have the ability to right-click on the desktop to quickly reach the Personalization settings menu. Simply right-click anywhere on the desktop, click Personalize, and the intended menu opens. Once the window appears, follow Steps 2a and 2b above to successfully change your background and login screen image.

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