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How to customize Windows 8.1 user login screen


TDas

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#1
Hi,
Is it possible to change the background of user login screen in windows 8.1.1 like the attached Photoshoped image??

Customized login screen.jpg
 

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Hi TDas and welcome to Eight Forums,
Yes it is possible to customize it all you need to is to right click your taskbar at the desktop then click propreieties then go to "Navigation" tab then check "Show my desktop background on start" Like this:
Screenshot_3.png
Now your Desktop background is applied in start and your log-in screen :)
Hope that helps.
 

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Thanks for the reply.
But that only works for start screen, not the login screen.
 

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Thanks...
That color can be changed by changing the Background color.
Go to start...right side swipe....gear icon...Personalize.
 
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It enables to customise the lock screen for ENTERPRISE VERSION.
Right now it's possible for us... Win8.1 pro.
It will not work for the screen you want even on Enterprise. It lets you change the default lock screen (the one with that space needle skyline). This is nothing to do with the log on screen shown in the first post. There you can only change the colour unfortunately.

See here - Changing the Pre-Login Screen Background Picture
 

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Screenshot (2).png Do you mean something like this so that its not a copy of your desktop but a dedicated picture on the login screen?
 

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Trying to achieve the likes of this:

2.jpg

...Can't be done. (YET!) ;)
 
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David when is this update availble in windows update center?
 

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Ayelwen

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This is a really old post, but google led me here while searching for an answer to my problem. All other results I've found so far have been addressing the LOCK screen not the Password screen. Is there any update on this update?

Thank you,
 

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TDas

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@Ayelwen

In Windows 8.1, Nope.
But in Windows 10 preview, YES. :D
In windows 10 Build 10159, in sign in screen, the background is same as the desktop wallpaper.
Please check this youtube video @ 1.00.

But, changing the wallpaper doesn't change the background on signin screen. :(
Hope MS will do that!
 

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