How to Change Wallpaper in Windows 11 without Activation?

There are a few restrictions that Microsoft imposes on non-activating operating systems in Windows 11. Consequently, Windows 11 doesn’t allow you to change the background wallpaper of your computer as a result of these restrictions. Despite this, there are some apps that do not require Windows 11 activation in order to set and change wallpapers.

This risewindows article will discuss all possible ways to change and set wallpaper without acting windows 11.

There are at least three ways to change and set wallpaper without activation of windows 11.

  1. using File Explorer
  2. Through Photos app
  3. Through the Paint app

What best way to change the wallpaper in non-activated Windows 11 using File Explorer?

With the help of file explorer, you can change wallpaper in Windows 11 without activation. For this, do the following steps.

Step 1. Firstly, open File Explorer.

Step 2. Next, navigate to the folder that contains your favorite wallpapers.

Step 3. Then, right-click the image or picture you want to set as your desktop background and select the Set as the desktop wallpaper option in the context menu. Alternatively, click the Set as wallpaper button in the toolbar.

You can also set up a desktop slideshow with the help of file explorer. For that, select multiple images at once, then right-click them and select Set as the desktop wallpaper option in the context menu or Set as wallpaper button in the toolbar. Windows 11 will use them for the desktop slideshow.

Using the Photos app, how do I set up a new wallpaper on a non-activated Windows 11?

The Photos app allows you to change or set a new wallpaper in windows 11 without activation. The Photos app comes preinstalled in Windows 11, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Photos app.

To launch the Photos app, click the Start button and type photos. Click its name in the search result to open it.

Step 2. Browse for an image you want to use as the Desktop background.

Alternatively, right-click on the image and select Open with > Photos.

Step 3. Next under the Photos app, click the three-dot button on the toolbar and select  Set as > Set as background.

Alternative; Clicking the three-dot button on the Photos app toolbar, select Set as > Set as lock screen option to apply the image as the Lock Screen background.

After that, the Photos app will immediately set the image as desktop wallpaper.

What is the easiest way to change the desktop background on Windows 11 without activation?

With the Paint app, you can also change the desktop background in Windows 11 without activation. For this, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the File Explorer.

Step 2. Next, please navigate to the folder where you have kept the image and want to set it as a desktop background.

Step 3. Right-click on the image or picture and select Open with > Paint.

Step 4. Next, Click the File menu and select Set as desktop background option. Then, choose the image position: Fill, Tile, or Center for your image on the Desktop.

That’s it.

After that, the Paint app will set your image as a desktop background in windows 11.

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