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Force a specific Start background

Description:

Forces the Start screen to use one of the available backgrounds, 1 through 20, and prevents the user from changing it.


If this setting is set to zero or not configured, then Start uses the default background, and users can change it.


If this setting is set to a nonzero value, then Start uses the specified background, and users cannot change it. If the specified background is not supported, the

default background is used.




Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

We can use Command Prompt to add or delete the registry key(s):


For Enabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" /v ForceStartBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 5 /f


For Disabled, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" /v ForceStartBackground /f


For Not Configured, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" /v ForceStartBackground /f