Windows 10 – How to change desktop background wallpaper

The following steps show how to change the desktop background using Windows 10.

NOTE: if you want to set your background to an image from the Internet – save the image to your computer first by right-clicking on the image and choosing ‘Save as’. After it has been set as the background it can be deleted or moved from the folder.

  1. Right-click in a blank area of your desktop and choose ‘Personalize’
  2. Using the ‘Background’ drop down you can choose between – picture, solid color, slide show
  3. In this example we will be setting a single picture, so leave ‘Picture’ selected
  4. Either choose from one of the displayed pictures of use the ‘Browse’ button to select an image you have already saved to your computer
  5. TIP: you will find more pictures in this folder: %windir%/Web/Wallpaper (C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper)
  6. Once the image is selected the background will be automatically changed. You can now close the windows. 

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