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How to change Wallpaper in Windows 11/10?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

A background or wallpaper, also known as a desktop wallpaper, desktop wallpaper, desktop picture, or desktop picture on computers, is a digital image (photo, drawing, etc.) that is used to set the background of a graphical user interface on the screen of a computer, smartphone or other electronic device.

By default, Windows 10/11 changes the background / desktop background at certain time intervals. However, you can change your desktop image right away. In this Gearupwindows article, we are going to show you how to change / set a wallpaper of your choice.

Those who love to customize their wallpapers with wallpapers from the Bing search engine can download and install the Bing wallpaper tool. It will automatically download and update your Windows 11/10 desktop wallpapers every day.

There are two easy ways to change or set a new wallpaper on your Windows 11/10 desktop. These are the following: –

  1. Right click on picture
  2. Via the Settings app

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How to change or set the background image in Windows 11/10 by right clicking on an image / picture?

This process is pretty simple and you can quickly change or set a new wallpaper on the Windows 11/10 desktop. Simply right-click an image you want to use as your wallpaper and choose “Set as desktop background” from the context menu. A new image is immediately applied as a wallpaper or desktop background.

You can also use this method to change the desktop wallpaper on Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 7.

How do I change or set the wallpaper in Windows 11 through the Settings app?

Step 1. Click the begin from the system tray and then click the the settings Gear icon.

Step 2. In the settings window, click Personalization in the left sidebar and to the right of it click “Browse Photos” next to the “Select Photo” option.

Step 3. In the next window, select the picture from your PC that you want to set as your desktop background and then click the “Select Picture” button.

Now the selection picture is applied as the Windows 11 desktop background. You can close the Settings app.

Where is the location of Windows 11 wallpapers?

On Windows 11, you will need to navigate to the default Windows background image location to access the default background images, such as: C: Windows Web Wallpaper. Here you will find five sub-folders with Windows 11 wallpapers, divided into 5 categories:

  • Recorded movement
  • Flow
  • glow
  • sunrise
  • window

Open any folder here and use the background image of your choice. The standard Windows background images are 4K, which is 3840 × 2400.

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Some additional background images are also available in the folder C: Windows Web Touchkeyboard. However, these wallpapers are small (2736 × 1539). Notably, none of these Windows 11 wallpapers use the Windows logo. Most wallpapers have options for light and dark themes.

How do I change or set the wallpaper in Windows 10 via the Settings app?

If you want to change / set a new wallpaper and do some adjustments, this may be the way to go.

Step 1. Click the begin from the system tray and then click the the settings Gear icon.

Step 2. In the settings window that appears, click the personalization Category.

Step 3. Im personalization, choose background in the left side panel, and click the to the right of it Browser Button.

Step 4. Select the image you want from your PC and then click the “Select Image” button.

The selected image is immediately applied as the desktop background. You can now close the Settings app.

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Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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