How to change Theme, Lock Screen & Wallpaper in Windows 10

The best thing about the Windows operating system that it lets you customize and tweak it to the fullest extent. Microsoft always offers a decent range of personalization capabilities in its operating system. In this post, we will learn about how to change the theme, lock screen and desktop background or wallpaper in Windows 10.

To begin customizing Windows 10, head over to your desktop, right-click on it and click on Personalize. Personalization Settings allows you to change the background colors and accent, lock screen image, wallpaper and themes on your PC.

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How to change Theme in Windows 10

In the Personalization settings, click on Themes and then on Classic Theme Settings.

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This will take you to the Classic Theme Settings in Control Panel where you can see three default themes and four high contrast themes which are purposely designed for night usage and those with challenges. Select the desired theme and click on Save Theme. You can also create new Windows themes if you wish to.theme settings Windows 10 3

Not only can you select the desired theme for your PC, but you can also get some more themes online. Clicking on Get More Theme Online will take you to the official website of Microsoft, which has an extensive collection of interactive and creative themes in different categories. Browse the categories and download the desired theme.

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The download time will depend on the theme size and your internet connection of course. After it is downloaded on your PC, just open it and follow the instructions to install and apply it.

How to change Wallpaper in Windows 10

Go to Personalization and click on Background to change the wallpaper of your Windows 10 PC. Select your favorite picture from the gallery. You can also choose a Fit for the picture. Microsoft offers an extensive collection of Windows 10 Wallpapers on its website and if you want you can download some and set them on your PC.

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If you wish to set any image or photograph as your desktop background, right-click on it, as you have always done, and click on Set as desktop background. To let Windows 10 change your wallpaper automatically, select Slideshow from the drop-down menu of Background and set the desired folder with your images.

Read: Where are Wallpapers and Lock Screen images stored in Windows 10.

How to change Lock Screen in Windows 10

You can change the lock screen image here too. Click on Lock Screen tab and choose your picture. You can set one of the built-in ones, or you can browse and select your own image as lock screen. You can also set your photographs here as the lock screen images.

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While here, you can also customize the Windows 10 Start Menu.

Have fun customizing Windows 10!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.