How to Personalize Windows 10

personalize windows 10

If you want to personalize your Windows 10 (change desktop background, lock screen, login screen, color, .etc. ) but have no idea how to start, this page can help.

Personalize Windows 10 in PC settings

Click/tap Win icon in the lower-left corner of Windows 10 desktop to bring out the Start menu. Then select Settings.

Open PC settings

Select Personalization.


Alternative: You can also right-click Windows 10 desktop and select Personalize.


Then you can personalize your Windows 10 as your desire.

Part 1: Change the desktop background

Select Background in the left pane. In the right pane, you can choose a picture, a solid color, or a slideshow as your desktop background.

Change desktop background

Part 2: Change colors

Select Colors in the left pane. In the right pane, you can pick a color and make the color shown on your Start menu, taskbar, and action center.

Change colors

Part 3: Change lock screen

Select Lock screen in the left pane. In the right pane, you can choose one picture as your lock screen background and choose what apps to show on the lock screen.

Change lock screen

Part 4: Personalize themes

You can make theme settings, sound settings, desktop icon settings, and mouse pointer settings.

Change themes

Part 5: Personalize Start menu

You can set Windows 10 to show most used apps and recently added apps on the Start menu.

Personalize start menu

Part 6: Personalize Windows 10 login screen

This requires you to make a bit changes in Registry first.

Step 1: Press Win + R to bring out the Run dialog. Then type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run regedit

Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > System. Right click on System and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

New value

Step 3: Name the value DisableLogonBackgroundImage and double-click on it. Then set the value key to 1 (the value is 0 by default), then click OK.

Set value

Then press Win + L to lock your Windows 10 PC. You will see the login screen color is the same as your accent color.

Logon screen background

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