Prevent changing start menu background

Prevents users from changing the look of their start menu background, such as its color or accent.

By default, users can change the look of their start menu background, such as its color or accent.

If you enable this setting, the user will be assigned the default start menu background and colors and will not be allowed to change them.

If the "Force a specific background and accent color" policy is also set on a supported version of Windows, then those colors take precedence over this policy.

If the "Force a specific Start background" policy is also set on a supported version of Windows, then that background takes precedence over this policy.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
Value NameNoChangingStartMenuBackground
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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