If you want to disallow a PC user to change the desktop wallpaper, this is not too difficult to do. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to avoid Windows users changing Desktop Background in Windows 10.

Prohibit Windows users changing Desktop Background in Windows 10

To avoid Windows users changing Desktop Background in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Method#1

Click the Search button. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the following screen will appear.

Now choose the Accounts option as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Accounts option, the following screen will appear.

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Choose the Sync your settings option from the left side of the screen. Then turn off the Theme toggle button as highlighted in the above image.

Method#2

Click the Search button. Write Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Write gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following Local Group Policy Editor screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization

As soon as you click the Personalization option from the left pane of the screen, the right pane will show some options. Double click the Prevent changing desktop background option as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Select the Enabled radio button. After that click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Local Group Policy Editor. The changes will apply immediately.

Conclusion

By following these procedures, you will be able to avoid Windows users changing Desktop Background in Windows 10.

How to prohibit Windows users from changing the desktop background in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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