Force a specific Start background

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.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Personalization # ForceStartBackground

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Personalization


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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