Windows 8 use desktop wallpaper as lockscreen

Windows 8 use desktop wallpaper as lockscreen

More unlocked features in Windows 8 build 7955.

Apparently by making a little tweak to the user theme file, you can  configure Windows 8 to use your wallpaper as the startup home screen.


The tweak is the following:

  1. edit the theme file at C:WindowsResourcesEase of Access Themesbasic.theme
  2. Change the line that says “SetLogonBackground=0” to “SetLogonBackground=1”
  3. Reboot your PC

You should now have a Windows 8 lockscreen wallpaper.

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wallpaper-lockscreen-Windows8 -2




Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

  • xinu

    Nice :D.

  • casper

    its wierd it was already before i did this but it says prass ctr+alt+del but mine says nothing but i found out ive to press spacebar does anyone know the selution

    sorry for my english.

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  • Gary Coates

    This looks great, with a few minor modifications I can get exactly what I want.

  • Saeed Kheiree

    It’s cool… thanks for useful post