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Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

Question: Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

Hello,
First I want to point out that the "Play a slide show on the lock screen" is not the option that I'm looking for, since it remembers the original image that was set for the lock screen after I log back in, or restart the computer.

I am looking for an option that will always load a random picture from a certain folder to appear as my lock screen, every time the lock screen appears.
So for example, I turn on the computer and I see Image #1. I log into my account and after a few minutes I lock the computer. When I lock the computer, I want to see Image #7 as the lock screen. Now I restart the computer. Windows shuts down and starts up again. I am now at the lock screen again. I want to see Image #4. (The reason why those image numbers are like that is because they're random).

So does anyone know of an option in Windows that can do that, or a 3rd party program that can do that?

Thanks so much

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Answer: Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

It costs $1.99 but it sounds like exactly what you asked for:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdqvl5

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Anyone else seeing this issue? If I put my tablet into standby when I wake it I don't get the lock screen and it just goes straight to the start screen or whatever app I was using. If I put it into standby again then I'll get the lock screen the next time I wake it but then the next time it won't appear again. I've checked and it's literally every other time.

Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162

Answer:Lock screen only appears every other time

No-one else? I tried doing a refresh and setting up a PIN and it's still doing the same thing here. Not good for device security.

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Hello, so I am curious if there's a method to have the computer pick a random Lock Screen image from a folder with pictures.
Is there a 3rd party program that can do this? I was thinking of maybe somehow making a Macro using Macro Express to run the macro when the computer Logs Off or Shuts Down, so the next time it loads, it will pick a random picture... BUT this process is tedious and may take a lot of time to make/figure out.

So let me explain. Don't get me wrong, I love my Lock Screen image so much! (I attached an image of my Lock Screen). But maybe every time I load the computer up, it will load another one of my favorite pictures. That would be very nice. But keep in mind that this is Different than the Lock Screen Slideshow. The Lock Screen Slideshow loads when the computer is idle, and I don't want to change anything with that.

As you can see in the attached picture, every time I'm at the screen with my account name & password box, I see this picture. I love seeing this picture all the time, don't get me wrong. But it would be nice to see another randomly picked image from a select few images from a folder.

Thanks

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Hello, so I have the same image as the initial image before my Lock Screen Slideshow begins.

Initial Image:
Then the Slideshow begins a few moments later:
Is there an option that I can enable to set that Initial Image to be a random image from the slideshow images folder that I have? If not, is there some 3rd party application that can do that instead?

Thanks

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Hello, so I have the same image as the initial image before my Lock Screen Slideshow begins.

Initial Image:
Then the Slideshow begins a few moments later:
Is there an option that I can enable to set that Initial Image to be a random image from the slideshow images folder that I have? If not, is there some 3rd party application that can do that instead?

Thanks

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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Hey Guys,
My PC has been running great for about 3years then all of a suddenly i've started getting BSOD. Only thing i can think of was on the day they started, i installed Borderlands Pre sequel to play with my girlfriend. When it happened i realised my watercooling pump had packed up and thought that was the issue (ive replaced the system and its still doing it) So i think my pump may have packed up at any time and i failed to notice.

Its doing it with nothing open but a brower, in games, all over the place but at random times. I ran a mem Test and everything came back fine on my memory. I tried a Prime test and it blue screened. I dont understand mem dumps to save my life though which is where im hoping you guys can come in and save me <3

If anyone can point me in the right direct that would be great, im hoping its a driver problem somewhere but i just dont know where as it started all of a sudden.

I hope i've uploaded everything required (ive included all dumps since this problem started)

Thanks for any help in advance
Toby

Answer:BSOD at random time with what appears to be random error codes

I'm finding that im getting ntoskrnl.exe as a problem as well as the bug code 0x0000001e. I'm still not at all sure what these point too.

I also did a much long Memtest and the Modules failed 2 tests. But im not sure if all my problems are memory or not.

I also tried to run verifier but when my computer crashed it just distorted the screen and froze. I wouldnt let me boot, so i had to boot to safe mode to turn it off.

any help will be greatly appreciated

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hello guys, 
well it started when i tried to lock a file i went like this : 
-Properties 
-General
-Advanced
-Encrypt content to secure data.
a window popped out asking me to create a password but i didn't do so i just canceled the process & unchecked the
Encrypt content to secure data again.
now every time i create a folder or a file or even move it somewhere the lock icon appears again, it doesn't require any password but it's just annoying me. is there anyway to prevent it from showing again ?


thanks & yeah i use windows 10 pro.

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Hi there

I have an annoying problem with windows 10. The lock screen appear every 30 min no matter if I am using or not the computer. I have changed the settings everywhere but I can't disable that behavior.

Please help me. Any hint would be appreciated very much.

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Kind of screen glitch that appears before windows 8 lock screen appears at start /restart and a notable delay in starting/restarting time than with my 1st win8 install.

I think this appeared after I installed my windows 7 back ( dont ask me why..)( a clean install) and installed my win8 back again.I dont think Ive done them corectly:

I couldnt install win 7 it in C ,neither to format that partition because of this message [Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks] and an error code 0x0000 smth... while attempting to format the C. I could only manage to instal windows 7 back after deleting all of the partiton and now I have a single C one.

When Ive tried to reinstall windows 8 these days I expected to see only a partiton where to put my windows but instead there were other minor ones too ( they dint shown during my win7 install) like they appear now if I open disk management .

So now I have that glitch when starting windows 8. I dont know how to describe it: its a black screen -with that windows 8 doted loading wheel -partially covering my Motherboard logo screen ( that screen at startup with bios setup, boot menu options etc).I say partially becuase I can see parts of my motherboard screen on left and right but they are kinda shredded and disolved into scraps. This appears after the clean Motherboard screen witht those options I mentioned above. On my 1st win 8 inst... Read more

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Hi everyone. I just bought a new computer with Windows8. I'm used to XP so this is very new to me, although I think I'm getting the hang of it. Anyway, all of the sudden yesterday the lock screen keeps coming on every few seconds and makes me put in the password to get back to what I was doing. It didn't do this until yesterday, for the previous 5 days since we bought it, everything was fine and I never saw this screen except when I first turned it on. Please help me figure out how to make it stop? It's driving me crazy. I think it started after a windows update but I'm not 100% positive. I know I didn't change a setting, I don't know how to do that yet. Thanks so much.

Answer:Lock screen appears every 3 seconds

Hi There
Try this
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8268-lock-screen-timeout-period-change-windows-8-a.html

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as title. who had experienced this?

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my selected desktop wallpaper appears while windows xp loading and finally default desktop wallpaper comes in.
I am using kaspersky antivirus software and regularly scanning the machine almost daily.
 

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Couple of questions: Does anyone know if it is possible to have something like a slideshow of photos of my choosing as the live tile for the photos app? I don't like how it sometimes cycles screenshots I've taken and I don't want to delete them. I saw you can select a single image as the live tile, but I'm looking more for something like in WP where you can select your favourites and it will use them as the live tile.
Also, does anyone know how to get the bing image of the day on lock screen? I can't remember where it was.

Answer:Change photo tile image in 8.1/Also bing image on lock screen

It looks like the live tile uses photo's from the Camera Album. If you put only the Photo's you want to see on your livetile in that album it should do the trick.

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Hi, I've recently bought Aorus RX 580 8GB XTR, but i have asus vh228d monitor which only have VGA in. And my new gpu doesn't have VGA out so i bought AKASA Display port to vga reduction so i can use my old monitor. Problem is that when boot sequence is happening the monitor is off, it start with the windows, when lock screen appears. I assume when the gpu driver starts. It's really anoying because i want to tweak settings in bios and i can't now. Can i do something to force my gpu showing me boot sequence/bios?

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Hi, I've recently bought Aorus RX 580 8GB XTR, but i have asus vh228d monitor which only have VGA in. And my new gpu doesn't have VGA out so i bought AKASA Display port to vga reduction so i can use my old monitor. Problem is that when boot sequence is happening the monitor is off, it start with the windows, when lock screen appears. I assume when the gpu driver starts. It's really anoying because i want to tweak settings in bios and i can't now. Can i do something to force my gpu showing me boot sequence/bios?

Answer:Monitor starts after lock screen appears

Hi gh0st67. Welcome to the Tenforums @gh0st67

What were you using before the RX 580? Were you using the onboard graphics.

If so I'm wondering if you have to reconnect and disable the onboard and then connect to the new card.

Now I said I'm wondering, I don't want to see you with no graphics so please see if some other members have a suggestion.

Ken

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I got an external numpad for my alienware a while back and it works great for fullscreen things. however when not in full screen an annoying symbol pops up whenever i turn on numlock and use any button on the pad.
 
When the key is depressed it displays this in the middle of the screen 
When i let go it displays this for half a second 
Very annoying when doing anything not in fullscreen. 

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I had a major cumulative system upgrade to my windows 10 home laptop 2 days ago. Since then when the laptop wakes from sleep (lift the laptop lid) I get a brief white screen before the lockscreen appears. This did not happen before the upgrade. Can the white screen be removed? What does it mean?
Thanks.

Answer:white screen before lock screen appears

Install latest version of the graphic card driver to see issue resolves.

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Hi,
I have a problem appearing from time to time on my laptop amilo pi 2512.
I get the blue screen , windows dumps some memory into a file and I get the following error report after it restarts:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1026
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 1E004D70
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 9BE431A5
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini071309-01.dmp
C:\Users\Ivaylo\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-35958-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Ivaylo\AppData\Local\Temp\WERBC0D.tmp.version.txt

Please don't delete my thread.I am new here and if I have done something wrong, tell me and I will correct it according to your forum rules.

Answer:Blue Screen Appears from time to time

Don't panic, you are in the right place. You did nothing wrong. (Btw, Welcome to SevenForums )

We will start by the beginning.
1. What are your system specs? Are those the specs of the laptop?
2. Is the blue screen always happening when doing the same task or is it random?
3. Since when does this problem happens?
4. Please, post the minidump here. Some people here knows how to read it here and can help to pinpoint the problem you have.

Also, gives us all information you have no matter how small. It can help.

Lebon

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Hello,I have problem startup of window,Caps lock light blinking for 4 times,Its graphics issue, how i solved it ?My pc appear black screen on switch on the power 

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Yesterday my PC was working perfect. Zero problems. I shut it off for the night, then turn it on this morning. The BIOS image appears, and then it goes to a black screen. I can't do *anything*. I've tried putting in the Windows disc to try repairing, but it won't let me boot to the disc. There's never any option to. I've tried spamming F8 for safe mode and Delete/F2 to enter the BIOS, but nothing changes. It goes straight to the black screen.
Any help in resolving this issue would be much appreciated.
Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel i5 processor
gtx 970 Video card
16gb ram
Asus p8z77-v pro motherboard
EDIT: Probably should've done this in the first place. Unplugged everything but the power and monitor cables and it works now.

Answer:Bios image appears, then black screen

Feedback appreciated...happy computing .
 
Louis

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I have the option for 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen' enabled, but every time I get to the sign-in screen the only image that is ever displayed is the default 'beach from inside a cave' picture. My current settings are that it will choose images as a slideshow from a specific folder which definitely does not have the beach picture in it, and it works just fine for the lock screen itself.

EDIT: I changed the lock-screen settings to only use a picture instead and it worked just fine, but now the lock screen only shows that image, not a slideshow, regardless of settings. Is having the sign-in screen as a slideshow even possible?

Answer:Change signin screen to a certain image keeping lock screen slideshow?

Set this to disabled, see what happens, but it doesn`t show the ability to do a slide show. I just use the same picture for both.

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Why doesn't Windows provide the location of the spotlight lock screen image? I really wish they would. Any one else see an image and wonder the physical location of the image?

Answer:Name of image on lock screen image

Hi and Welcome.

See this thread
https://www.tenforums.com/customization/5428-windows-spotlight-lock-screen-image-location.html

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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Hello,

Is it possible to enable a background image for both the login screen and the lock screen? Even if it is the same one.

Thanks!

Answer:Enable background image in both lock screen and login screen

Hello Provost, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes, you sure can. The tutorial below will help show you how to.

Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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when i start my pc windows gets booted in time with its standard start upsound. But the desktop screen apprears after a very long time.
i have to restart it for atleast 3 times
its time wasting and irritating


gus plz help

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vijay here
when i start my pc windows gets booted in time with its standard start upsound. But the desktop screen apprears after a very long time.
i have to restart it for atleast 3 times
its time wasting and irritating

guys plz help

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i would leave a laptop i have over night and use it the very next morning without having to loggon to it again , interesting enough when i leave it unattended often i get the loggon screen showing at random times - knowing that i do not get logged out from account - when left unattended , here are the steps i checked to insure i am not being hacked :
1 - avg internet security business edition 2012
2 - screen saver is checked where it would not put log in screen back on resume
3 - checking that allow remote assistance and remote desktop disabled
and yet i still get this random event , any thoughts to how it might be generated or what to check ?

Answer:log on screen appears after random periodes of inactivity

Hello nIGHTmAYOR,


Here are a couple of other items to check to see if they may help. Just to make sure, but the screen saver box should be unchecked.Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Password - Require on Wakeup

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Question: Lock screen image

Hi again

My HP notebook running the AU update... and so fr running well

On occasions when I use the sleep mode and then open the lid to wake it I get a black screen with the clock/date on and a few icon, i.e wireless etc, nut missing the background image, when I hit a key it brings up the screen with the background image and the log-in box...

Any idea why the image does not show on the initial wake screen? it does not always do this, and if I shut down and power back on I get the image with the clock and a press of the key brings the log-in box...

Seem to do it sometimes when waking from sleep..

Stuart

Answer:Lock screen image

Go to Start/Search and type Power Options, press enter. On the left panel click on Choose What Power Buttons do. Click the link for Change Settings that are currently unavailable. Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended)

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Sometimes I have no image on the lock screen. Just a black background with the time and the date. If I go to Lock screen in Settings and select a different picture the sign-in background changes but lock screen background is still black. The only time I see a background on the lock screen is after restarting or after signing out. If computer returns from sleep or if I lock my computer it is just black with date and time. This has been on going for past few builds. Any ideas?

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Sometimes I have no picture on the lock screen. Just a black background with the time and the date. If I go to Lock screen in Settings and select a different picture the sign-in background changes but lock screen background is still black. The only time I see a background on the lock screen is after restarting or after signing out. If computer returns from sleep or if I lock my computer it is just black with date and time. This has been on going for past few builds. Any ideas?

Edit: Found on Feedback hub that many others are having the same issue. I also learned from the Feedback hub that if you go to Settings>Personalization>Lock screen and turn OFF Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen then the lock screen picture is displayed correctly. However the sign-in screen will now take on your accent color whatever it may be. It appears that MS has a ways to go before the Lock screen and Sign-in screen sync properly and consistently.

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Question: Lock screen image

Hi again

My HP notebook running the AU update... and so fr running well

On occasions when I use the sleep mode and then open the lid to wake it I get a black screen with the clock/date on and a few icon, i.e wireless etc, nut missing the background image, when I hit a key it brings up the screen with the background image and the log-in box...

Any idea why the image does not show on the initial wake screen? it does not always do this, and if I shut down and power back on I get the image with the clock and a press of the key brings the log-in box...

Seem to do it sometimes when waking from sleep..

Stuart

Answer:Lock screen image

Go to Start/Search and type Power Options, press enter. On the left panel click on Choose What Power Buttons do. Click the link for Change Settings that are currently unavailable. Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended)

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So I disabled the lock screen as it's just another unnecessary click to login, but what I want to be able to do is customise the background image of the login/ctrl+alt+del screen. I know you can change the "accent" colour but I don't want to use a solid colour. How do I go about this?

Answer:How do I change the login screen image? (NOT lock screen)

DisplayFusion: Multiple Monitors Made Easy! ? Binary Fortress Software

Precisely: Windows Logon Background | Features ? DisplayFusion ? Binary Fortress Software

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Hey all,

I can't seem to change my lock screen image, in the settings I have picked an image (or folder, i tried both) and all I get to see is my default color, no image.

I have Windows 8.1.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Can't select Lock Screen Image

Hello Grandel, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to make sure, you are talking about the "Lock" screen in the link below....
Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8
and not the "Sign-in" screen below? The sign-in screen only has the option for a solid color.
Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hello, I choose my own lock screen image in .bpm format (simple Welcome! text on white background, not transparent) but it's getting gray. How to fix it? I want pure white lock screen.

Answer:Lock screen image is getting gray.

Probably because it is a .bmp image, try using or converting your image to .png

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I am trying to change the image on my Lock Screen but when I click on a replacement image the spinner just keeps going round and nothing happens. All was working well the last time I changed the image but that was weeks ago. Any thoughts please? I have also discovered that I cannot turn off the option "Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen".

Answer:Can't Change Lock Screen Image

I've seen a report of someone claiming to fix this via
SFC /scannow
from an elevated (admin) command prompt
but that didn't work for everyone.

Please see ideas here:
Fix : Unable to change Lock screen Picture / stuck user account picture in Windows 8 | TroubleShoot Windows
More here:
[Fix] Lock Screen Slide Show Feature Not Working in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 - AskVG

Check for any differences wrt to Win 10.

Given your timescale I appreciate System Restore would not be likely to be relevant, and even restoring a disk image (we strongly recommend disk imaging for recovery and backup) would be inconvenient.

Good luck!

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So when I first got this laptop in January, it came with Win10.

I use high contrast all the time, and have installed various workaround extensions to help deal with my vision issues.

Initially I used a workaround method I found on a forum to change my lock screen, even though it's in high contrast - which was to put the image I wanted into the web\screen folder and rename it. I did that.

I had to reinstall Windows 10 due to a corrupted update file, and while my lock screen image is still the default, and even still visible in the lock screen customization screen when i'm in normal contrast - it's no longer in the web\screen folder, and I can't find it /anywhere/.

Anyone have this issue? Also, I can't rename any of those files anymore to even begin to change it that way again.

thanks in advance.

Answer:Lock screen image disappeared?

You can find it in these folders:
C:\Windows\Web\Screen
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\LockScreen_X
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata\???\ReadOnly

And if that fail, you can read this
those who speak Chinese说中文的朋友看这里:

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So when I first got this laptop in January, it came with Win10.

I use high contrast all the time, and have installed various workaround extensions to help deal with my vision issues.

Initially I used a workaround method I found on a forum to change my lock screen, even though it's in high contrast - which was to put the image I wanted into the web\screen folder and rename it. I did that.

I had to reinstall Windows 10 due to a corrupted update file, and while my lock screen image is still the default, and even still visible in the lock screen customization screen when i'm in normal contrast - it's no longer in the web\screen folder, and I can't find it /anywhere/.

Anyone have this issue? Also, I can't rename any of those files anymore to even begin to change it that way again.

thanks in advance.

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I have this weird problem since installing the anniversary update: after each restart the lock screen no longer shows a Windows Spotlight image, it shows my old Facebook cover photo which is argue and I hate it but I've been through all the settings and can't find a way to change it. Can anyone give us a hand?

Answer:Lock Screen Image Is Wrong

Hello stupot, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to double check the information at the top.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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I have this weird problem since installing the anniversary update: after each restart the lock screen no longer shows a Windows Spotlight image, it shows my old Facebook cover photo which is argue and I hate it but I've been through all the settings and can't find a way to change it. Can anyone give us a hand?

Answer:Lock Screen Image Is Wrong

Hello stupot, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to double check the information at the top.

Lock Screen Background - Change in Windows 10

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How can I have the weather on my glance screen without setting the weather app as my lock screen? As I have the live lockscreen set!

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Hello there,

I have had a Toshiba A60 satelite for a while. It has been alright up till now, but I get constant blue screens of death, with millions of different stop errors etc, I read around and updated to the latests BIOS, yet still no luck.

I am not sure what to do, it gets the blue screen errors randomly, sometimes the laptop can last an hour or so, then sometimes it goes off quick, please help me ASAP.

Thanks in advance.

~Icesolar

Answer:Satellite A60: blue screen error messages appears all the time

Hi Icesolar

I believe you know that there is no ?magic fix? for BSOD issues. As far as I know it can mostly happen because of preinstalled software. On my unit I have had it just 3 times and always after installing some third part applications.

Have you noticed something similar? Does BSOD started after installing some application? Try to remove latest preinstalled software or roll back the system to earlier time before BSOD starts to appear.

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hi,im trying to repair my corrupted windows xp but asfter i press1 in the recoveru console,nothing happened there is no activity.also i decided to re-install windows xp but after the EULA aggrement which after i press f8, screen appears "seraching previous version of windows xp" but also apperas very long time. what could be wrong?pls help..i have a 3 partitioned drive but only i can see in the dos is only my fat drive with music files on it.also before that there was an error on my screen showing corrupt windows config sys file.pls help...

Answer:cannot install windows xp..screen appears to hang for long time..

Sounds like your hard drive is dying.

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hi,
first to say: I hope I've posted this problem in a proper place, if not so plz forgive me

the last time I changed my OS, I faced a problem, the drive "C:" root folder was write protected (it was not before, I could easily create texts etc). I decided to let it be in that situation, the problem started while trying to install applications, the applications were installed incompletely or partly installed, so I decided to take ownership of the whole drive "C:". I think this occurred because of Sharing rules, anyway I took ownership of the entire drive except some sys files such as: hiberfil.sys etc. Before doing this the whole operating system was working properly but after doing so, my above mentioned problems solved, but after that, my lock screen image has gone "Blue"! and I guessed that ownership causes the problem, so I tried so many solutions, including reinstalling a fresh copy of windows or trying the method mentioned in this link, but nothing changed . first I'll share my current lock screen image to show you I've changed it, after I'll share a shot of my lock screen blue image! plz help me this is so annoying!

pic 1:
pic 2:

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Does anyone know where the Lock Screen images are kept?

My Lock Screen image just changed by itself.
I prefer the previous image and I want to restore it.

I tried searching the Windows folder for bmp, jpg and png images, but neither the old picture or the new picture appear in the File Explorer results, or in "Settings > Personalization".

My Folder Options are set like so:

Someone on another forum has experienced the same thing:





DancingDirty7 ? a month ago

there are some wallpapers in the lock screen in windows 10 build 9926 that are not located in c:\windows\web I am puzzled! I want to find the jelly fish, I will set it up as my wallpaper!/
Edit: it must download pictures from the web cause, every now and then, there are new pictures in the lock screen!



http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/windows-wallpaper-location/

Answer:W10 b10041 Lock Screen Image Location

lehnerus2000 said:

Does anyone know where the Lock Screen images are kept?

My Lock Screen image just changed by itself.
I prefer the previous image and I want to restore it.

I tried searching the Windows folder for bmp, jpg and png images, but neither the old picture or the new picture appear in the File Explorer results, or in "Settings > Personalization".

Someone on another forum has experienced the same thing:

http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/windows-wallpaper-location/



The location has been depreciated in Build 10041; if you're still on Build 9926 you may find them at:

C:\Users\{your moniker}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ContentDeliveryManager_xxxxxx....\LocalState\Assets

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I can change the lock screen image from Settings > Lock Screen without any problems and when I lock the computer my intended lock screen image is the one I chose, but when I boot the computer up or sign out the lock screen image is always some default W10 image.

I'm using W10 Home with the latest updates. I have the background on the lock screen settings page as "picture".

I've read that there's actually two separate lock screens: a default/welcome lock screen and a user lock screen. I'm guessing the one on startup and after a sign out is the default/welcome lock screen, but I can't find how to change it.

Answer:Can't change lock screen image upon startup

I think it's a bug in the Anniversary update that hasn't been fixed yet.

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I want to remove the screen you have to pull out of the way to enter your password during boot-up or restoring from sleep, etc. Usually I just hit the space bar and it slides away but I find it unnecessary, there must be a way to disable it?

Answer:Disable Lock-Screen Image Slider?

Hello Floyd,

This would be the lock screen. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable it.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I cannot change my Lock Screen image in Windows 8.1. During my laptop setup, I imported a Facebook cover photo and now I want to change it. I read many answers in

Microsoft Community but whatever I tried, nothing worked. A reply directed me here. I hope you can help.
I have tried:
- Settings ? PC and devices ? Lock screen. Whatever I do, the dots just spin forever.
- changing the owner of %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData to no avail.
- running the "takeown" command.
Nothing seems to work for me. Please help.

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So I like flowing themes between my lock screen, account picture and desktop background. I can customize my account picture and desktop background no problem but when once I go to change my lock screen, my settings screen shuts down. Ive tried reopening it time and time again, restarting etc. Does anyone know the problem and how I can fix it?

I own a lenovo p400 ideapad laptop with windows 8.1 installed

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Hello.
How can I add a right click menu to an image file in order to be able to set it as a Lock Screen background.

P.s. Reg. file I guess?

Thanks

Answer:How to set Lock Screen image from right click menu

Hi there Haikgh,

no, it is not possible to add a feature to the rightclick menu to set a picture directly as lock screen background.

There is however a workaround! You can use the rightclick menu to set a picture as your dekstop background. And using a program like decor8 (Decor8 - Personalize the Windows? 8 Start screen with Decor8?!), you can change a setting so that the lockscreen is always the same as your desktop background.

Goodluck with it!

Greetz,

Rover

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I've found a policy that allows to to disable changing the lock screen wallpaper; however I need to be able to specify an image.

What happened to the method that was available in Windows 7? The OEM branding?

Answer:Group policy to set lock screen image

To change the lock screen picture just see this thread:

Lock Screen Background Image - Enable or Disable Changing in Windows 8

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I can change the lock screen image from Settings > Lock Screen without any problems and when I lock the computer my intended lock screen image is the one I chose, but when I boot the computer up or sign out the lock screen image is always some default W10 image.

I'm using W10 Home with the latest updates. I have the background on the lock screen settings page as "picture".

I've read that there's actually two separate lock screens: a default/welcome lock screen and a user lock screen. I'm guessing the one on startup and after a sign out is the default/welcome lock screen, but I can't find how to change it.

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I have been looking at the Lock Screen Background tutorial. I should be able to set the image from my Photo App however my Photo App doesn't look anything like the screen in the tutorial with no option to set as Lock Screen from the drop down menu or even a Draw facility icon on the menu bar. Am I doing something wrong here, any help please?

Answer:Setting Lock Screen Image from Photo App

Judesman said:

Am I doing something wrong here, any help please?



It's simply that you haven't selected an individual image yet. You are on the Collections/Albums/Folders screen. Choose an image and the 'Set as' options will be available.

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My lock screen images I select from my computer looks terrible.
Is there any way to set the image to fit, stretch, fill as with the desktop images????

James

Answer:Settings for Custom Lock Screen Image?

Select one the same size as your resolution.

Or get Decor8 from Stardock:

https://www.stardock.com/products/decor8/

A picture:

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Is there any way to keep the lock screen from shutting me down if I don't do anything on the keyboard for a minute or 2 minutes, or whatever it is? I followed some instructions that I found on the internet that involve adding ".bak" or ".backup" to the lock screen file in "SystemApps" but it didn't have any effect. Then I clicked on "Settings" in the Start menu and got totally lost in all that stuff.

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Hello, I like seeing AM/PM on any time value. I already know if it's AM or PM, but it looks more Proper to see the AM or the PM with whatever time it is.

What Registry modification/Program can help me achieve this?

Thanks

Answer:AM/PM For The Time At The Lock Screen

You can change the time format, how time is shown on Windows notification area freely but AM / PM is regardless of your settings never shown in Windows Clock and lock screen if 24 hour clock has been selected.

To change how time is shown on Windows desktop, select Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Region, click Additional settings:



Now change time formats manually typing any of the following values for short time. Add :ss for long time for seconds:

h:mm
12 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

h:mm tt
12 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

hh:mm
12 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

hh:mm tt
12 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

H:mm
24 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

H:mm tt
24 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

HH:mm
24 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

HH:mm tt
24 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

Here I have selected 24 hour clock with AM / PM, but it's only shown in notification area. Opening clock does not show AM / PM, nor does lock screen, whatever settings I have chosen as long as I am using 24 hour clock:



Using 12 hour clock AM / PM is always shown in Clock and lock screen if selected.

Kari

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I have recently encountered a problem with explorer.exe. A black screen with only mouse cursor appears for long time after login to my ID, it takes approximately 7 to 10 mins before the desk top loading up.

Anyway every time I now logon I have to press 'Ctrl-Alt-Del' and then open Task Manager, and run a new task 'explorer.exe' and everything is loading quickly. I'm just wondering why it keeps doing this?

Thanks, all help is appreciated,
Val

Answer:A black screen with only mouse cursor appears for long time after login to my ID

Can you boot into safe mode? If you can try SFC. Also if safe mode works try a clean startup.

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A while back, I set an image from the Bing app as my lock screen. Is that image stored anywhere so that I can access it (and set it as my background)?

I checked C:\Windows\Web\Screen. The default lock screen images were there, but not the Bing image.

Answer:Bing app image lock screen folder location?

Hello headhunta, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could install Bing Desktop to be able to quickly use Bing images for your desktop background.

Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I hate the default Lock/Welcome Screen image in Windows 8.1. It is like staring at technicolor vomit every time I come back to my desk and I think it is giving me motion sickness...

I'm running 8.1 Pro 64-bit, clean install last night. Up-to-date and I'm pretty sure I don't have a virus or corrupt Windows files preventing it from working.

I tried going into Charms Bar > Settings > PC Settings > Lock Screen > select an image > Choose Image, but that didn't stick.

I tried using the Group Policy Object "Force a specific lock screen..." but that didn't work.

I did find that I can change it to a static color using StartScreenColorTuner, but I thought a picture would be nicer.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Change Windows 8.1 Lock/Welcom Screen Image

On my tablet, I went to the photo app then selected the photo I wanted and it gave me the option to set it as the lock screen.
 

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Windows spotlight under the lock screen settings set a picture for me that I'd like to make permanent. Unfortunately it will change when the new windows spotlight picture is sent out. Does anybody know the save location of this image file so I can set it as my permanent lock screen picture?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows spotlight lock screen image location

Originally Posted by bobsagetfullhou


Windows spotlight under the lock screen settings set a picture for me that I'd like to make permanent. Unfortunately it will change when the new windows spotlight picture is sent out. Does anybody know the save location of this image file so I can set it as my permanent lock screen picture?

Thanks.





Check here:

Windows Spotlight Background Images - Find and Save in Windows 10

C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Asset s

they look like this:

copy them to your desktop and rename them something.jpg

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Windows spotlight under the lock screen settings set a picture for me that I'd like to make permanent. Unfortunately it will change when the new windows spotlight picture is sent out. Does anybody know the save location of this image file so I can set it as my permanent lock screen picture?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows spotlight lock screen image location

bobsagetfullhou said:

Windows spotlight under the lock screen settings set a picture for me that I'd like to make permanent. Unfortunately it will change when the new windows spotlight picture is sent out. Does anybody know the save location of this image file so I can set it as my permanent lock screen picture?

Thanks.





Check here:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Asset s

they look like this:

copy them to your desktop and rename them something.jpg

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I am currently unable to set a lock screen background image (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit). When on the Lock Screen customization window, it is pretty bare with no images to choose from. Browsing and choosing any image results in nothing happening and it does not add it (refer to LockScreen image attached). If I try to set it when viewing any image it has the error "Can't set as lock screen. Make sure the file isn't damaged and try again." (refer to PhotoSet image attached). Also note that the Slideshow option is not in the dropdown either.

Some background on this is probably needed, so here's what has happened/been done:
In Windows 8.1 I customized the default lock screen to a custom image using the guide at http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html (the manual method/Option 2). Yesterday I upgraded to Windows 10 and it set the lock screen to a basic color. Then the fun started...

1. Lock Screen customization appeared normal/functional. Tried choosing a different image or custom image. It would appear set, but lock screen would not change (even after reboot).

2. Tried troubleshooting by taking the same actions as in Windows 8.1. Did the same actions for the new folders that Windows 10 uses in the %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\ folder (deleted the images within the lettered folder(s)).

3. Checked every Registry Key I found mention of when searching online (none needing to be changed).

4. I renamed the SystemData folder as a website recommended... Read more

Answer:Unable to set a lock screen background image (Win10).

You're not alone. I'm experiencing EXACTLY the same problem.

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This is really annoying, but I set my lock screen image as my own image and every time I boot up my computer or log in/log out, the default lock screen image flashes right before my image. It is a real eye-sore.

I found the image in the windows folders, it is: C:\Windows\Web\Screen\img100.jpg. Deleting or modifying the image does not prevent it from still flashing there before I log in.

I am running win 8.1 with a Solid State Drive. The SSD is really fast, I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

Anyone else run into this problem and maybe have a solution?

Thanks

Answer:default lock screen imageflashes before my selected image

do you want delete images From this path?

Code:
C:\Windows\Web\Screen

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I am currently unable to set a lock screen background image (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit). When on the Lock Screen customization window, it is pretty bare with no images to choose from. Browsing and choosing any image results in nothing happening and it does not add it (refer to LockScreen image attached). If I try to set it when viewing any image it has the error "Can't set as lock screen. Make sure the file isn't damaged and try again." (refer to PhotoSet image attached). Also note that the Slideshow option is not in the dropdown either.

Some background on this is probably needed, so here's what has happened/been done:
In Windows 8.1 I customized the default lock screen to a custom image using the guide at http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html (the manual method/Option 2). Yesterday I upgraded to Windows 10 and it set the lock screen to a basic color. Then the fun started...

1. Lock Screen customization appeared normal/functional. Tried choosing a different image or custom image. It would appear set, but lock screen would not change (even after reboot).

2. Tried troubleshooting by taking the same actions as in Windows 8.1. Did the same actions for the new folders that Windows 10 uses in the %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\ folder (deleted the images within the lettered folder(s)).

3. Checked every Registry Key I found mention of when searching online (none needing to be changed).

4. I renamed the SystemData folder as a website recommended... Read more

Answer:Unable to set a lock screen background image (Win10).

You're not alone. I'm experiencing EXACTLY the same problem.

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Every time I boot or wake from sleep, my laptop displays a cool new image from Bing, presumably, but on my desktop this does not happen - I get the same image every time and I'd like it to change too.

I have the Settings... lock screen.. open on both and they both are set the same to "Windows spotlight"

Both are on the same anniversary update.and build.

It's bugging me because I can't figure it out!! Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

Keith

Answer:Lock screen image on laptop rotates (which I like!) but not on desktop

I think that Windows knows it distinguish the difference if it's a laptop or desktop. What is the setting in Settings-System-Tablet Mode- "Use the appropriate mode for my hardware"
Since laptops have a sensor for rotating screens, right? and desktops don't...right?

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Every time I boot or wake from sleep, my laptop displays a cool new image from Bing, presumably, but on my desktop this does not happen - I get the same image every time and I'd like it to change too.

I have the Settings... lock screen.. open on both and they both are set the same to "Windows spotlight"

Both are on the same anniversary update.and build.

It's bugging me because I can't figure it out!! Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

Keith

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To set the daily Bing image as your lock screen, you can click on the Bing app tile to open it.
Right-click on the image and from the App bar, select Set as Lock Screen.
This will set the Bing image as Windows 8 lock screen.
If you want to set the Bing images automatically as the lockscreen you can use free Bing My Lockscreen app.
Hope you like it.

Answer:Set Bing image as Windows 8 lock screen automatically

Awesome. Thanks! I love having the Bing desktop on my machine and having it update. Bing always has some great images. Plus, I really like a dynamic change.

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my lumia 430 mobile showing only lock screen image. After unlock nothing showing. showing black screen only. can't go start menu. Incoming calls are working. showing tower icon and battery i con.

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So I'm having a minor issue where my Windows 10 lock screen image keeps reverting back to one of the default ones Microsoft provides located in C:\Windows\web. The image it keeps selecting is Image 101. It seems to happen on my Surface 3 while charging over night. Has anyone else noticed anything like this or determined how to fix it?

Answer:Windows 10 lock screen image keeps reverting back

It seems to happen when the battery is charging as It happened again today.

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Hello,

So I used a AWESOME custom picture for my lockscreen. I look at it so much, I realized I wanted it as my desktop. Only one problem....I cant find the damn picture! I have no idea where I put it on my computer.

Shouldnt windows be maintaining a copy of the file somewhere? WHAT CAN I DO?

Woe is me.

Answer:Used Custom Image for Lock Screen, now I cant find the file....

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below can help show you where a copy of the current lock screen is saved at.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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Hi folks,

Background

A year or more ago I followed [this guide](How to Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10) to set the Sign-in screen to a single colour rather than having to use Microsoft's default background image.So I set my own custom background image for the Lock screen (with no problem), and then once I hit a key to bring up the Sign-in screen it would should a solid background colour (happy days!).
Issue

I just upgraded to the Anniversary Update with no problems. My setup of Lock screen = custom image and Sign-in screen = solid colour was still working.I read that Microsoft had changed it so that when you hit a key to bring up the Sign-in screen it would just keep your Lock screen image behind and show the password box on top. This sounded good to me so I ran the 'undo' script provided in the link above (the 'enable' script).Now, when I lock my computer I see no image at all (a completely black background, but it's not broken because the date and time show up), and only when I hit a key to bring up the Sign-in screen do I see the custom Lock screen background image I selected. The kicker is: if I go into the Lock screen settings and turn "Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen" OFF, then it reverts to my old custom setup: showing my selected Lock screen background image on the lock screen, but then showing a solid colour when I bring up the Sign-in screen :/
I'm wondering if the registry setting changed at all for the Annive... Read more

Answer:Lock screen background image does not appear (Anniversary Update)

As explained in the following tutorial there are two lock screens; the user lock screen and the default lock screen.

Lock Screen Background for Secure Sign-in - Change in Windows 10

I think you will find the registry entries are now different.

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Hello everyone!

I have a strange problem when it comes to switching the image on my lock screen. I have a legitimate copy of windows 8, and I have just upgraded to the new windows 8.1.

when I go to pc settings to change the lock screen background, I can see the default windows 8.1 lockscreen images available for use, and I can look for a custom image to select, so the I don't have the problem with grayed out buttons. What's wrong is, every time I try to change to a different image (same goes for the default, built in backgrounds) , the preview will remain blank with an infinite loading symbol. This leads me to believe that Windows is not changing the background image for the lock screen at all. This is true because every time I login to my computer I have the same default image I got when I installed windows 8.1.

Am I missing something here? before I would use another program called Lock Screen customizer, found here, WinAero: Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 to change my lock screen image, but the Windows 8.1 version does not have the option to change the background lock screen image.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:problem changing windows 8.1 lock screen image

Welcome to Windows EightForums, TheGasMaster438.

Please take a look at these two. They will run in 8.1.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

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Hi folks,

Background

A year or more ago I followed [this guide](How to Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10) to set the Sign-in screen to a single colour rather than having to use Microsoft's default background image.So I set my own custom background image for the Lock screen (with no problem), and then once I hit a key to bring up the Sign-in screen it would should a solid background colour (happy days!).
Issue

I just upgraded to the Anniversary Update with no problems. My setup of Lock screen = custom image and Sign-in screen = solid colour was still working.I read that Microsoft had changed it so that when you hit a key to bring up the Sign-in screen it would just keep your Lock screen image behind and show the password box on top. This sounded good to me so I ran the 'undo' script provided in the link above (the 'enable' script).Now, when I lock my computer I see no image at all (a completely black background, but it's not broken because the date and time show up), and only when I hit a key to bring up the Sign-in screen do I see the custom Lock screen background image I selected. The kicker is: if I go into the Lock screen settings and turn "Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen" OFF, then it reverts to my old custom setup: showing my selected Lock screen background image on the lock screen, but then showing a solid colour when I bring up the Sign-in screen :/
I'm wondering if the registry setting changed at all for the Annive... Read more

Answer:Lock screen background image does not appear (Anniversary Update)

As explained in the following tutorial there are two lock screens; the user lock screen and the default lock screen.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

I think you will find the registry entries are now different.

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The lock screen background image is not working properly on startup. I have the lock screen set to show the spotlight image. When it starts it uses the same image. If I click the Windows button and "L" to lock it it will show a spotlight image. my computer at work when I start up always shows a new image. How can I fix this? I have already done scans and deleted and replaced the images in the appdata/local/packages folder.

Answer:Lock screen is not changing spotlight image on startup

The lock screen image is generated differently when a PC restarts or cold boots. For example, you don't see the various legends including 'Like what you see'. It is possible you will see a different image.

It is not at all easy to fix matters related to this.

Have a look at
How to change default lock screen image in Windows 10 - Winaero

By comparison, you could see what happens if you create a new user for test purposes.

Images are stored here
In File Explorer navigate to
%AppData%\..\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\localstate\assets \

Some registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen

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Hello, I used to use a reg file for Windows 8.1 to customize the time until the screen turns off during the Lock Screen Time Out. I want to know if that command still applies for Windows 10.

The reg file command is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"SlideshowDuration"=dword:000493e0
(where the screen turns off after 5 minutes).

I have the formula to figure out what you need to calculate to insert after "dword" for the amount of time until the screen times out (goes black). Ask me for the formula... as long as the above works.

Thanks

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Never mind. I went into the Registry and checked it out.

Yes, the same exact rules apply here like in Windows 8.1

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Windows 8 keeps locking the screen, seems maybe 1 minute after not touching it. I would like to set that to something like 20 minutes, but I can't see where to do that?

Answer:How do I set the time limit for screen lock

Try looking in Control Panel under Power Option settings.
You can adjust for Battery and Power options / to your needs.

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I need some sort of registry hack or software to get the current time somewhere on the sign-in screen. Please help

Answer:How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Hello Sayan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure, but luckily for you, the Lock screen in Windows 8 will have this for you.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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I recently changed my motherboard to a Gigabyte one. Before the Gigabyte logo appears, there is a black screen standing there for ~30 seconds. I can't find fastboot to skip it either. What should I do? If it matters: 6 GB RAM, 4GHz AMD A series, AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3. How to fix this?

Answer:Long time waiting till Gigabyte motherboard logo appears on screen

Start with a 'bench test' of your motherboard. strip it down to the bare minimum thugs to let it boot. Use the built in VGA monitor port, it it has one. No GPA card. No RAM but one stick. No printer, no CD-rom no HDD. No keyboard, no mouse. It should boot quicker and get the 'no keyboard' error.After that, start adding things. Also, try the default settings in BIOS. Does the board have the right time and date?

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I have 2 issues that have shown up on my PC.

HJT Log follows the description of both issues.

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad R61i (7732/A12), Vista Ultimate w/SP2, 2GB RAM. Security is Windows Live Onecare. All O/S patches up-to-date.

Issue 1: Random Sound

Periodically the system will start playing random sounds. The sounds have been song clips, or synthesized cat meows. Not files from my computer (heaven forbid!). If I close my browser (Firefox 3.0.11), the sounds will stop. I have already checked Firefox add-ons, which are: "Down Them All", "Move Media Player" and "Speed Dial". All are up-to-date.

Issue 2: Random "lock computer and go to login screen"

If I leave my computer for a short time (less than 5 minutes) periodically the system will lock the computer and go to the login screen.

I am not talking about a system / browser / application lock-up.
I am talking about the system leaving the user logged in, but going to the login screen. To get a visual of what I am talking about, press <CTRL><ALT><DELETE> and select "Lock This Computer" (or press windows-L).

Screen saver is set to "None".
Current power plan is "Timers off (Presentation)"

If I have not been specific enough, I greatly apologize.

I am very grateful to all of you who volunteer to help.

Bill

HJT Log Follows

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:15:56 AM, on 6/20/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (W... Read more

Answer:Random Sounds and Random "lock computer and go to login screen"

Issue 2 has been resolved.

Appears to simply have been something corrupted in configuration.

Resolution:

1. Changed power plan
2. Activated a screen saver
3. Allowed screen saver to start
4. Changed screen saver back to "none"
5. Changed power plan back
 

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I am aware of the guide to change the lock screen background image, in fact I have a customized image.
But is there a way to cycle through a folder images and change the lock screen image automatically?
Perhaps using a batch file at every startup so it simply picks the next image in the folder?
But how to do this from cmd? Or maybe there is an app ?

Answer:Automatically change welcome/lock screen background image at each boot

Sounds like this:

Change Lock Screen Background in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
5. To Use a Slideshow as your Lock Screen Background

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Hello Forum,
 
To begin with i would like to congratulate the admin team for maintaining such an awesome forum. I never felt the need to register because most of my seraches landed to this site for solution except for this one, so here i am with my problem.
 
I have 2 week old HP pavalion notebook pc with pre-installed Windows 8.1 64bit single language. Untill few days back, when i presses windows+L the lock screen would pop up immediately. But now whenever i do it, it takes time to lock.
 
I clocked it and it took approx 30-35 sec to lock. I am not sure what might be the problem or if this is  al all normal behaviour. Have to look at 'Please wait' screen for 30 sec to get lock screen image.
 
Kindly help,
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Lock Screen taking much time.

plz deselect lock and problem solve.

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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I have a Nokia 1020 and I would like to remove the date and time function from the lock screen. Is this possible. Thankyou

Answer:Can I remove the date and time from the screen lock?

because you posted on my birthday I thought I'd help you out.
go to settings - glance - you can turn it off from there
good luck
Phil

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So, I have searched the internet for what I am trying to find but the only thing that comes up is how to add a timer that will turn the display off after a certain time WHILE the lock-screen is on. That's not what I am asking.

What I am asking is if there is a way to auto-lock the computer after a certain amount of time. I know you can activate a screensaver after a certain amount of time, and then once touched again it will show up at the lockscreen. That's not what I want. I have the lock-screen setup to play a slideshow of pictures that I want to play when not in use. (This is a 58" touchscreen display that is used to interact with a powerpoint presentation in a public area). If I leave the desktop screensaver option on, it'll turn off the lockscreen slides. Why does that matter if the slideshow is running you may be asking? Well, I have a script on the desktop of this computer that will lock the computer with a single click. This is because when someone is done doing a presentation, I want them to be able to lock the screen immediately so that when they walk away someone can't just walk by and start messing with a wide-open computer.

So, idk if this is possible or if someone has a better solution but i'd appreciate any input.
 

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after some sec of use navigator my divice my screen make some bright ticks and then go to lock screen how can i fix that..??

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The good feature is gone. Before I got random pictures and can vote loved ones. How to get it back?

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The whole thing started to appear around 3 days ago. The problem is that everytime I boot, windows 10 stays on a weird lock screen without any buttons for a long long time. There are just 4 icons in the bottom right corner (shut down, accesibility, ethernet...) It sometimes manages to get to desktop, and sometimes not. Not sure what caused it, could be a recent windows update, not sure tho. I ran some HDD scans and everything turned out fine, also did a registry cleanup, tried disabling lock screen, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or solutions?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at lock screen for a long time

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

Could you please review your update history and see if any updates for Windows or Drivers were installed in last week?

You mentioned when you boot. Not sure if this is happening on restart or power on or both. If it is power on booting can I suggest a quick test. Open a command prompt (admin) and type

powercfg -h off

This will disable hibernation and in turn Fast Startup. Test. If no change you can re-enable by typing

powercfg -h on

After you boot have you reviewed your Event Viewer to see if Windows is kicking out any serious errors to the system log?
Ken

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I sign in with my MS account (administrator) and after signing in and using win+l the time format is correct hh:mm (24hr) but after each restart the time format reverts to h:m (12hr). This after successfully upgrading from 8.1 pro 64bit to 10. What am I missing? Thanks

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Hi,

apologies if this has been covered before somewhere else.
I am trying to remove the time and date from the lock screen. having searched I have seen several customisation options but the only one that actually covered this specifically was to make a change in regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-x-x-x-x\AnyoneRead\LocaleInfo

this brought about issues relating to administrator accounts which seem to be a common problem with windows 8.1.
nearly all of the solutions were not available to me but I finally found I could make the change in regedit by changing ownership of the file and changing the format of the time to a space. unfortunately the date is still showing.
how can I remove the date?

further, just to clarify, does the original account I signed in with have full administrator privileges? are they disabled and need to be enabled?
ive seen the tutorial on the built in elevated administrator account, this didn't work on its own either. do some files require a change of ownership to be altered regardless of which account you are signed in with including the administrator account?

any help appreciated

thanks

Brad

Answer:how to remove time and date on lock screen in windows 8.1

hi @bstevenson11 try replacing the values of "Language" and "LocaleName" to space.

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How to remove date and time on my lock screen of nokia xl

Answer:how to remove date and time in Nokia XL screen lock?

Hi, it sounds like you are talking about Glance screen.
Check out the post below which describes how to turn it off.https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...10-mobile.html

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