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Show or Hide Lock Screen Background Image on Sign-in Screen

By default, lock screen background picture is shown on the sign-in screen when you leave your lock screen. If you don't like it displaying, you can hide background image. This is a guide on how to enable or disable the sign-in screen background image for all users in Windows 10.


How to show or hide lock screen background image on sign-in screen:

How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Background Image on Sign-in Screen

If you have updated your computer to the latest Anniversary update, use these steps to enable or disable lock screen background image on sign-in screen. It is easiest way to do that.

Step 1: Open Settings, then click Personalization icon.

Open personalization settings

Step 2: Click the Lock screen tab on the left-hand side. On the right-hand side, scroll down to Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen option, turn on or off for what you want.

Show or hide sign-in backgroup image

Step 3: Press Windows Key + L to lock your PC and check. You don’t have to reboot computer.

Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen

Tip: If you cannot find the Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen option in the Settings app. It's possible that someone have modified the value of DisableLogonBackgroundImage key. Use the following steps to workaround it.

How to Enable User Show Sign-in Background Image using Registry Editor

There’s a way to enable or disable user to show or hide sign-in background image in Settings, that is by creating a new entry in the registry, then add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key.

Tip: Back up the Registry and your computer before making changes.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor.

Press Win + R keys to bring out Run dialog box. Then type regedit, then press Enter.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: When the Registry Editor opens, head to the following path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

Step 3: Right-click the Windows folder, then click New > Key. Name this new key as System. On the right pane of System, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it with DisableLogonBackgroundImage.

No Lock Screen

Step 4: Then double click this new value and change the Value data to 0 or leave it empty. Then click OK.

0 or delete = enable to show sign-in background screen

Show or hide sign-in backgroud image

Tip: If you ever want to reverse this change and hide sign-in background image, navigate back to the DisableLogonBackgroundImage key and change the value to 1.

Hide sign-in background image