The Windows 10 Default Desktop Wallpaper Unveiled

It seems a tradition that every Windows version has its signature wallpaper that by simply looking at it you can immediately tells what version of Windows you are on. Windows 8 has daisies, Windows 7 has harmony, Windows Vista gets auroras, oh, still remember the XP’s classic idyllic, sunshiny Bliss photo taken in Sonoma County by Charles O’Rear? What does the new Windows 10 Hero Wallpaper look like on millions of PCs that ship with Windows 10?

It’s a Windows Logo out of the light. The backdrop – a glowing, blue-hued window – will be what every Windows 10 user first sees when they turn on the computer.


Microsoft summoned Gmunk, a product designer and artist know for his futuristic work on Tron: Legacy to come up with a visual way to express the company’s new identity, and traveled to San Francisco studio to build two installation of the Windows Logo out of the light.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 07/06/2015

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