by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 28, 2016)
In Windows, the Lock Screen is what you first see when you get your computer's attention. It serves the same function as the introductory screen you see when you activate your phone or tablet. It typically contains a picture, the time, the date, and little else.
When Windows is first installed, the Lock Screen shows a stylistic interpretation of the Seattle skyline. (Makes sense, I guess, since Microsoft is headquartered in a Seattle suburb.) This may not be to your liking, however. Fortunately you can change the Lock Screen image by following a few simple steps:
Figure 1. The PC Settings screen.
Windows provides six standard images from which you can choose. You aren't limited to these six options, though. You can choose any photo you want by clicking Browse. Using this option, you can browse through the pictures on your system to find the photo and chose it for the Lock Screen.
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