How To Remove Live Wallpaper In Windows 10

In this blog post, we will discuss how to remove live wallpaper in Windows 10. Live wallpapers are animated and interactive backgrounds that can add a lively touch to your desktop. However, they may also consume more system resources and reduce your computer’s performance. If you’ve decided to remove a live wallpaper, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Open Settings

The first step to remove live wallpaper is to open the Settings app. You can do this by clicking on the Start button (or pressing the Windows key on your keyboard), and then click on the Settings icon (it looks like a gear). Alternatively, you can also press the Win + I keyboard shortcut to open Settings directly.

Step 2: Navigate to Personalization

Once you’ve opened the Settings app, click on the Personalization option. This section allows you to customize various aspects of your Windows 10 appearance, including wallpapers.

Step 3: Change your wallpaper

In the Personalization settings, click on the Background tab located on the left side of the window. By default, you should see your current wallpaper with several options below it.

To remove the live wallpaper, simply change the wallpaper to a different one. You can select from the available options, such as Picture, Solid color, or Slideshow. Click on the one you prefer, and it will replace the live wallpaper immediately. If you choose the Picture option, you can browse your computer for a specific image to use as a background.

Step 4: Disable or uninstall live wallpaper software (if necessary)

If you are still seeing the live wallpaper after following the steps above, it’s likely that you have a third-party live wallpaper software installed on your computer. To remove the live wallpaper, you may need to disable or uninstall this software.

Find the live wallpaper software in your system tray, which is usually located near the clock in the taskbar. Right-click on the software’s icon and look for options to disable or exit the application. If you cannot find such options or the live wallpaper persists after closing the application, you may need to uninstall the software completely.

To uninstall the live wallpaper software, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + X on your keyboard and then click on Apps and Features.
  2. Look for the live wallpaper software in the list of installed programs. You can use the search bar to find it quickly.
  3. Click on the software and then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the live wallpaper software from your computer.

Once you have successfully uninstalled the software, the live wallpaper should be gone, and you can enjoy your new static background.


Removing a live wallpaper in Windows 10 is a simple process that involves changing your background settings and, in some cases, uninstalling third-party live wallpaper software. By following the steps mentioned in this tutorial, you can easily remove live wallpapers and improve your computer’s performance. Get creative and personalize your desktop with static images or use the Slideshow option to showcase your favorite images!