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How To Enable Windows 10 Hero Wallpaper Right Now

A few days back we published a list of top Windows 10 wallpapers. In our list, the Windows 10 Hero wallpaper earned a place at the very top. XP had the landscape photo that was made iconic by Microsoft, while Windows 7 comes with the Windows logo on the blue background. With Windows 10, it looks like the tradition is being revived. A lot of effort went in the making of Windows 10 Hero wallpaper. Smoke, crystal dust, lasers, and a lot of other high-tech stuff was required to make Hero a reality. Even in this age of CGI and Photoshop, it is heartening to see that an image made using the old methods can have so much importance. If you have seen the Hero wallpaper around, and can’t wait to set it up on your computer, there are a couple of things you can do. One option is to download a replica online, or you can perform a few simple steps on Windows 10 and enable the real deal.

Before reading on, you must remember that the Windows 10 Hero wallpaper has been rolled out with build 10159. So, if you are a fast ring user, the update must have appeared on your machine already. If not, you can always switch rings and get the update right now. So, for users of the latest Windows 10 builds who still don’t see Hero, here is how to enable it.

Windows 10 Hero Wallpaper

  1. You basically need to access Control Panel to access the wallpaper settings in Windows 10. In the latest update though, the name for this section has been changed to ‘All Settings’. To open All Settings, hit the notification icon in the bottom-right bar of your computer.
  2. Once in the main Settings screen, look for the ‘Ease of Access’ option in the second row of the menu. Click this.
  3. In the left-hand pane, select ‘Other Options’.
  4. Toggle the ‘Show Windows background’ option on. If it is already on, turn it off for a few seconds and then turn it back on. Now exit the Settings screen and you should see the Windows 10 Hero image

It is likely that when Windows 10 is released in its final form, the default wallpaper will be there. However, you can still use the steps mentioned above to turn your machine’s desktop background off.