How to Change the Wallpaper on Unactivated Windows 10

Dave LeClair 14-06-2016

When you’re running an unactivated copy of Windows 10, you’ve probably noticed that you can’t change the background How to Set Up a Wallpaper Slideshow in Windows 10 Wallpaper slideshows can alleviate the monotony of seeing the same desktop day after day. Here's how to set one up. Read More through the Personalize area of the OS. Does this mean that you’re stuck with an ugly, solid colored background?


Nope! You can change the wallpaper, you just have to do it a little differently.

All you need to do is save the image to your PC. Do so by right-clicking it, and then clicking Save image as… Now, head to the folder where you save images How to Individualize Folder Icons in Windows with Custom Images Have you ever thought about changing the icons for individual folders on Windows? Here's a simple way to do it. Read More , and right-click the one you saved, and then click Set as Desktop Background.

Now, you’ll the image you choose on your desktop, through the text overlay showing that your copy of Windows isn’t valid will still be there.


If you’re using Internet Explorer, or a browser that has the option to set an image as a wallpaper via the right-click context menu, then you can change the background of Windows by right-clicking the image, and then selecting Set as Desktop Background. 


If you’re between activations, or using an evaluation of version of Windows 10, this quick tip will help you give it your own personal style!

Want to share your computer wallpaper? Hit the comments section below and show off!

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