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Enable background image in both lock screen and login screen

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

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!

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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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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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What was Microsoft thinking when they not only made this login (not the lock) background image impossible for a user, using normal means, to change, but also stuck the user with the most hideous looking stock images (those cartoonish images of Seattle, etc)? I finally found different sites that gave elaborate instructions for changing the login background, which I did, but it was quite a messy process.

Answer:Login (not lock) Screen Background

Hello mbratch,

You might also take a look at the tutorials below to see if they may help make it easier to do.

How to Change Start and Sign in Screen Background and Color in Windows 8

and

How to Change the Default Sign in Screen Background Color in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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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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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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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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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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I was wondering where the login screen background image is stored? I'm trying to change it to a different image.

Thanks.

Answer:How to change the login screen background image?

Hello crimson,

The tutorial below can help show you how to change your sign-in screen background image.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I was wondering where the login screen background image is stored? I'm trying to change it to a different image.

Thanks.

Answer:How to change the login screen background image?

Hello crimson,

The tutorial below can help show you how to change your sign-in screen background image.

Sign-in Screen Background Image - Change in Windows 10

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So on Windows 7 there is the login screen, and there you can change it with a program for example, on Windows 8/8.1 there is the Pre Login Screen that you have to move up, then enter the password. But in that screen where you enter the password, is a colored background. I have seen a guide to change the color of it, but i want to set an image there instead, is there any way of doing that?

Here is what i mean:
So i just want to know if it is possible to change that background from a color to an image? Any is help appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Windows 8.1 Login Screen Background Color to Image

One alternative would be to use 'Picture Password' sign-in.

Picture Password - Create, Change, or Remove in Windows 8

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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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Windows 10 v1607 displays the lock screen image on the sign-in screen too, which is pretty cool in my opinion.
But if you wish to display a plain login screen, Open Start Menu, click on Settings.
Open Personalization settings and select Lock screen from the left panel.
Here you will see Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen.
Toggle the button to the Off position.

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I can enable auto turn off screen after period of time in control panel. But i found in lock screen, the monitor won't turn off automatically even if the time period is expired. Is there any way to solve this?

Answer:How to enable auto-turn-off screen in lock screen

If you haven't, try setting the screen saver (can use blank) and set it to the same time as the monitor time out.

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Hi All,
Please kindly let me know how could i stop the spotlight (drop-down) screen in windows 10 using registry settings.
Means while we lock the computer or while we restart the computer then there one screen appears then we press "Space" and then went to up and then we can see the login credential page to login to the windows. I need to disable the same screen using
registry change".

I have tried with the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
Right-click the Windows folder and click New > Key. Name this new key "Personalization" and then navigate inside it.

but still i am getting the drop-down screen in windows i want to disable the screen it should not appears on the login page.
please let me know how could i disable that screen.
OR
If we can increase the time for the screen then how we can increase the time to display the screen.

Thanks & Regards,
Yogendra 

yogendra kumar

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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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How can I change the windows 8.1 login screen (that comes with a password) and replace it with any image? I'm not talking about the LOCK screen. I searched a lot , some websites told me to edit the group policy and add a custom image here

C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds
But this method did not work. What should I do? I don't need any third party paid software. I require a free method.

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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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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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i have a pc (xp-pro Media Center ed.) set-up, but don't have extra keyboard at the moment, how can i enable the on-screen keyboard at the login screen so i can type my password
 

Answer:enable on-screen keyboard at login screen

when open if you click help then contents it appears this is not possible but says it can be configured to start up by touching windows logo on key board which you dont have
 

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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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So, i've been trying to re-enable my lock screen as i use it at home to stop my family from accessing my private files which have some work stuff on it, and it won't enable, despite the fact i've used Regedit, control panel, and god knows what else.

Is anyone else having trouble Re-Enabling their lock screen? or is it just me? And advice or stuff like that? Also, when right-clicking my start button, and going to the shut-down or sign-out menu, "Lock" isn't there. Do i need to have multiple users on this PC? or is there another problem. I welcome any and all advice please.

Answer:Trying to enable Lock Screen

Hello Senas, and welcome to Ten Forums.

What method did you use to disable your lock screen?

Once we know this, we can hopefully help you get it enabled again.

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So, i've been trying to re-enable my lock screen as i use it at home to stop my family from accessing my private files which have some work stuff on it, and it won't enable, despite the fact i've used Regedit, control panel, and god knows what else.

Is anyone else having trouble Re-Enabling their lock screen? or is it just me? And advice or stuff like that? Also, when right-clicking my start button, and going to the shut-down or sign-out menu, "Lock" isn't there. Do i need to have multiple users on this PC? or is there another problem. I welcome any and all advice please.

Answer:Trying to enable Lock Screen

Hello Senas, and welcome to Ten Forums.

What method did you use to disable your lock screen?

Once we know this, we can hopefully help you get it enabled again.

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Hi,

I have set the option "Show Windows Background on the sign in screen" in personalization -> Lock screen to true and I changed my wallpaper. The sign in screen keeps the default blue sign in background.

This occurs on my PC and my laptop. Both are running Windows 10 1511
Laptop is Enterprise PC is PRo

Any ideas? Rebooting hasn't worked on both

Regards
Danny

Answer:Login Screen Background Not same as desktop Background

Originally Posted by blupje


I have set the option "Show Windows Background on the sign in screen" in personalization -> Lock screen to true and I changed my wallpaper. The sign in screen keeps the default blue sign in background.



That's what this option is currently intended to do: when OFF, it shows solid color on login screen, when ON it shows the standard blue windows logo background on login screen. It is probably customizable, but only through a "hack" of some sort.

The ability to keep the lock screen background on login screen is coming up in the next major update. But it is not in the current official build.

There's no option to show your wallpaper on login screen and none is planned. You can, of course, use the same picture as your wallpaper as login screen background and wait till the release.

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Hi,

I have set the option "Show Windows Background on the sign in screen" in personalization -> Lock screen to true and I changed my wallpaper. The sign in screen keeps the default blue sign in background.

This occurs on my PC and my laptop. Both are running Windows 10 1511
Laptop is Enterprise PC is PRo

Any ideas? Rebooting hasn't worked on both

Regards
Danny

Answer:Login Screen Background Not same as desktop Background

blupje said:

I have set the option "Show Windows Background on the sign in screen" in personalization -> Lock screen to true and I changed my wallpaper. The sign in screen keeps the default blue sign in background.



That's what this option is currently intended to do: when OFF, it shows solid color on login screen, when ON it shows the standard blue windows logo background on login screen. It is probably customizable, but only through a "hack" of some sort.

The ability to keep the lock screen background on login screen is coming up in the next major update. But it is not in the current official build.

There's no option to show your wallpaper on login screen and none is planned. You can, of course, use the same picture as your wallpaper as login screen background and wait till the release.

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I have a laptop with 8.0 pre-installed.
Could normally access the lock screen with WinKey-L.

Since update to 8.1, this is no longer possible.
(all other keyboard shortcuts that I've tried, works OK)

Account is local with admin rights; pwd protected; not MS-account. No other accounts.
When I start the laptop, I have the Lock Screen to enter pwd.

I can get to the settings page to customise the Lock Screen, but not back to the Lock Screen!

Why can I not get to the Lock Screen with WinKey-L?
(what settings are preventing this?)

Thanks in advance for help/info.

Answer:How to enable the Lock Screen in 8.1 with WinKey-L

Hey Xperbat,

I just tested my Win key + L and I can pull up the lock screen directly (without a password) on 8.1. The only difference between us is I do not have the password protection as you described and I am using a desktop. Oh, and one more thing is that I do not have to enter a password on login either, so I boot right past that to either the start screen or onto the Windows 8.1 desktop (based on my selected option). So, maybe it has something to do with the difference in our option settings. Anyway, good luck in figuring it out!

With all that said, I'm wondering if you setup your initial login to be auto, if that would also fix your lock screen issue as well?

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

All FYIs for your consideration. Hope this information helps you fix your issue. Good luck,

my2cents

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Hi all,

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to enable the lock screen when the screen turns off. I have found the option to require the user's password when the computer wakes up from sleeping, but I need it to lock when the screen turns off (after 5 minutes on my computer.)

This is just for extra security because I'm forget to press CTRL + L quite often.

Thanks all!

Answer:How do I enable lock when screen turns OFF?

Easiest way is to set a screen saver for the screen switch of time and use the option to require password on wake - the blank screen is as good a saver as any to pick

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 Hello, Lastweek I'm install new software, after that my pc does not  lock automatically when sleeping
 how do I cope with this ? Please help

Answer:Enable lock screen automatic

Hello,

Set the registry DWORD mentioned here to have its value as 1:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/auto-logon-after-sleep-windows-8-1

Hope this helps, Good luck :)Windows Troubleshooting & How to guides - http://www.kapilarya.com

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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 all,

I recently look my computer to a technician for a repair, and they ended up reimaging it. I provided them with my password so they could make the necessary changes and they disabled the password on the lock screen.

The problem I've encountered since getting my computer back is I cannot re-enable the lock screen password.

I followed the instructions on Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable and so far I am not having any luck.

Does anyone know how I could re-enable the lock password?

Answer:Unable to enable password on lock screen

Hello User16457,

You might also check to see if you may also need to enable require a password on wakeup.

Password - Require on Wakeup

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Hi. I know a lot of people doesn't like the on-screen display of caps lock and I agree that having an indicator in the caps key is great. But sometimes I'm typing and switching and I'm very used to see if the caps is activated without moving my palm out of the place. So... is there any way to show the caps lock when is activated as it used to in previous models, like now it displays the keyboard light, microphone mute, etc? Some registry maybe?  Thanks.





If I helped you, please give me some kudos! ^^

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In PERSONALISATION I have the Lock Screen background set to 'Windows spotlight' but I just get the standard background looking out of a cave at two rocks in the sea. Why don't I get the changing backgrounds that I have to 'Like'?

I did find the pictures themselves with long file names in a c:\users sub directory.

Answer:Windows Lock screen background

Same here but I have the red plane wing background, no "do you like this picture" option either, I've tried all the suggestions (SFC, DSIM, deleting the contents of the Assets folder & allowing the folder to repopulate - which it didn't) non of which worked, created a new user & spotlight did work with that but want it to work on my main account.
It seems impossible to be using a different folder than the assets one it should as the plane wing (& the beach arch scene) is found elsewhere.
I'm not too bothered but I dislike not knowing why it's not working.

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When I choose a picture it's just loading and nothing happens, it stays grey. I dont know what to do. I try a couple things according this thread (Unable to set a lock screen background image (Win10). - Page 5 - Windows 10 Forums), but nothing helped.

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Has anybody had difficulty adding a picture / wallpaper to the lock screen.
I have just set up windows 10 screen saver and I see you can change the lock screen back ground picture.
I have tried adding either one of the windows wallpapers or one of my own pictures but I can't find any option to save the image. on closing the window & returning to the lock screen the picture does not appear to save and returns to the standard blue background with date and time.
I can't find any option to save the image as a lock screen wallpaper.
Does anybody have any suggestions.
Regards,
Mark.

Answer:Lock Screen background picture

Hello Mark,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help for now.

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

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I'm running windows 8.1 Enterprise with dual monitors and am curious if anyone knows if one is able to extend the Lock Screen background image onto the second monitor. I have the regular screen settings to landscape mode and was able to instill 2 different pictures on the backgrounds when the computer is in use, but I cannot find anywhere if Windows 8 has the ability to do the same thing for the lock screen. I am working on a work PC, so I shouldn't download any 3rd party apps...anyone have any ideas??

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In PERSONALISATION I have the Lock Screen background set to 'Windows spotlight' but I just get the standard background looking out of a cave at two rocks in the sea. Why don't I get the changing backgrounds that I have to 'Like'?

I did find the pictures themselves with long file names in a c:\users sub directory.

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?I have a folder of wallpapers synced on Copy.com with my SP2. All the files are local, so it's not like they don't exist. On 10162, I had no problems having both the Background and Lock screen do a slideshow from this folder, but now on 10240, I can't get it to work at all.In the Background settings, it won't allow me to even select the folder (no message or anything). On the Lock screen setting page, the only thing it says when I try to select the folder is "The Wallpaper folder isn't supported because of its location. Please choose another folder."Is there anything I can do? I can select single images from the folder and it works fine, so why won't it work, especially since it was working earlier?

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In PERSONALISATION I have the Lock Screen background set to 'Windows spotlight' but I just get the standard background looking out of a cave at two rocks in the sea. Why don't I get the changing backgrounds that I have to 'Like'?

I did find the pictures themselves with long file names in a c:\users sub directory.

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I did this on my home office PC a long time ago and want to do it with another PC but can't find the settings anywhere. Maybe a registry change?
What I'm talking about is having the lock screen display random pictures from a folder (which there is a setting for), but also have the pictures slowly zoom in while displayed or having multiple pictures displayed at the same time in different sizes and alternating between these.

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I typically like the lock screens that Windows 10 shows very much.

Already several times I was wondering how to get more background info on the picture shown, specifically:
where was that picture taken? Or like today: what village does it show? It's beautiful and I'ld love to travel there to see more of this beautiful town and its area!

Any pointers or hints?

Answer:Background info on lock screen images?

Originally Posted by mmo


I typically like the lock screens that Windows 10 shows very much.

Already several times I was wondering how to get more background info on the picture shown, specifically:
where was that picture taken? Or like today: what village does it show? It's beautiful and I'ld love to travel there to see more of this beautiful town and its area!

Any pointers or hints?



Lock your screen manually using WinKey+L then hover on the "Like what you see?" link in the upper right hand corner:

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I typically like the lock screens that Windows 10 shows very much.

Already several times I was wondering how to get more background info on the picture shown, specifically:
where was that picture taken? Or like today: what village does it show? It's beautiful and I'ld love to travel there to see more of this beautiful town and its area!

Any pointers or hints?

Answer:Background info on lock screen images?

mmo said:

I typically like the lock screens that Windows 10 shows very much.

Already several times I was wondering how to get more background info on the picture shown, specifically:
where was that picture taken? Or like today: what village does it show? It's beautiful and I'ld love to travel there to see more of this beautiful town and its area!

Any pointers or hints?



Lock your screen manually using WinKey+L then hover on the "Like what you see?" link in the upper right hand corner:

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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

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Hi guys.
I just updated my phone from the 8.1 to the windows insider Windows 10 preview (Newest mobile version that is)
It seems to work fine, but one thing that annoys me is that whenever I set a picture behind my tiles or at my lock screen, its very blurry. When I see videos online, people don't seem to have that problem.
I am running the newest build on my 930.

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i tried to change lockscreen wallpaper several times but i couldn't make it even noe i cant enable battery saver and use right side keys num keys

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My screen lock and background photos have disappeared - just a black background. I must have inadvertently activated or deactivated something but I can't find what. Thought it might be something to do with the quiet hours function, but they haven't come back when i switched it off.
Any ideas please??

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Hi,

Win 10 x64 1703 Build 15063.413 - Screen Image pre Login there too long before login box.

I am not sure whether this started with the 1703 update but it seem like it did around that time anyway.

When I cold boot I get to the image with the large date etc.

When I click I used to get the login box but now no matter how much I click the mouse, or the keyboard, once the date goes up and out, I am stuck with the image.

It takes sometimes 5-10 mins before I finally get the login box.

How can I fix this please?

oz

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Hello, I am pretty good with computer but I have ran in to a problem I just can't fix. The operating system will not let me change the lock screen background mode from Windows Spotlight to something else. I have searched for an hour without any luck. My laptop has had a history of breaking down. The first time was hard drive failure and I have lost all my data. The second time I needed to repair was when the computer got so slow it was unusable and eventually got blue screens at boot And I needed to reinstall the operating system. When I try to go to edit the setting it is grayed out and on the top it says Some settings are managed by your organization" I am not apart of any organization and I am the only user on the computer with Administrator privileges. I would be very happy if you could help me with this, thanks in advance!

Answer:Unable to change lock screen background mode.

I have a very similar problem as this with my lockscreen which I've been trying to fix for about a week. I have seen that it seems many have similar problems so it may be a common windows error. For a while my lockscreen was the default red rock formation but only half of it showed as the bottom half was black. Now, when waking from sleep or restarting, My lock screen will be all black when I wake it up like it's trying to load a picture but cant. I can't click through to the sign in screen so I have to wait but it eventually just goes to the signin screen. Attempting to go to personalization>lockscreen grays settings out without going to the lockscreen option and then I just have to close settings. I tried Deleting all files in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Loca lState\Assets and turned off sync for themes and windows settings and windows spotlight was working fine with new images last night and this morning but now it's back to the same thing. I get a security warning when selecting all files in the above folder and right clicking also.

Clicking personalization>lockscreen screenshot

Security warning in windows spotlight folder

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Hello, I am pretty good with computer but I have ran in to a problem I just can't fix. The operating system will not let me change the lock screen background mode from Windows Spotlight to something else. I have searched for an hour without any luck. My laptop has had a history of breaking down. The first time was hard drive failure and I have lost all my data. The second time I needed to repair was when the computer got so slow it was unusable and eventually got blue screens at boot And I needed to reinstall the operating system. When I try to go to edit the setting it is grayed out and on the top it says Some settings are managed by your organization" I am not apart of any organization and I am the only user on the computer with Administrator privileges. I would be very happy if you could help me with this, thanks in advance!

Answer:Unable to change lock screen background mode.

I have a very similar problem as this with my lockscreen which I've been trying to fix for about a week. I have seen that it seems many have similar problems so it may be a common windows error. For a while my lockscreen was the default red rock formation but only half of it showed as the bottom half was black. Now, when waking from sleep or restarting, My lock screen will be all black when I wake it up like it's trying to load a picture but cant. I can't click through to the sign in screen so I have to wait but it eventually just goes to the signin screen. Attempting to go to personalization>lockscreen grays settings out without going to the lockscreen option and then I just have to close settings. I tried Deleting all files in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Loca lState\Assets and turned off sync for themes and windows settings and windows spotlight was working fine with new images last night and this morning but now it's back to the same thing. I get a security warning when selecting all files in the above folder and right clicking also.

Clicking personalization>lockscreen screenshot

Security warning in windows spotlight folder

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Hi, recently i've tried to change my Lock Screen settings and i've found that the entire page in PC settings for the Lock Screen seems corrupt in some way. As can be seen from the screenshot below, I cannot view my current lock screen background (no endless spinnning wheel, just an empty area) or change it (if i click on one of the others, the chosen picture appears to move into the white space area although I still can't see it - the old one just moves into view below - although it does change the actual lock screen background) and weirdly the Lock Screen apps are showing their application path rather than their icons - even if i try to change them, it still shows their path - and I don't feel they're actually being displayed on the lock screen regardless.

Does anyone have any ideas? I've tried deleting the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData folder that was suggested in another thread, but that has had zero effect.

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Recently, My lock screen, which is set on Windows Live Backgrounds, has stopped changing photos. Wondering if anyone could help?

Answer:How do I get my Windows Live Lock Screen Background to Change Again

If Windows Live refers to Spotlight then you can run Brink?s Spotlight fix: Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
I?ve found that all?s OK until you mark a photo as ?not a fan? then it goes to the default mountain/red backpack photo & I have to run the fix again. If I don?t use ?not a fan? photo changes every day or two; choosing ?like? works as it should.
If it?s a third-party app/software then you may have to contact the developer to fix the problem.

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Greetings -

Ever since the latest update to Windows 10 (10.0,16299) my Login screen screenshot and Lock screen screenshot are different. Personalize>Lock Screen shows the desired screenshot as it always has. "Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen" is set to On as it's always been. Nothing has changed there. Not sure if this is related, but the background screen color has changed from blue to gray when I Restart or Shutdown.

I've looked for a Pictures folder that might contain the stock screenshots without success. I've even reinstalled Windows 10 to try to fix this. I hate to admit it, but I'm stumped. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Lock vs Login screen screenshot

There is a way to make them the same

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials

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When I log into Window 8.1 the num lock is always off. Same thing continues in Win 8.1 after I upgraded to Win 8.
 
When the boot is complete (HP m7-j010DX) the num lock is still off.  This is a higher end HP laptop and I am also blown away they pinched pennys to remove the on/off light on the num lock making the confusion worse.
 
This is driving me crazy as every PC I have used in the last 20 years has always started with the num lock on   and had an "On" light.  I continue to get stuck at boot up or can't figure out when my passwords won't work after login. It is a huge time waster.

Answer:Windows 8.1, Num Lock Off at Login Screen

Just a qwerk of 8. You can change that behavior in the Registry, so that it is on all the time. Also check the bios settings. Some machines allow you to set the NumLock to 'On' state in there.

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When I turn on my computer, it show me : User .. type your password .. but if I click a wrong password, automatically this will back to Windows Screen will give me the option to reset the password
on my user account. I follow the instruction like ... new password, confirm the password, hint and I get in my computer. The OS W7 do not ask me by insert USB and .... . Please, need  help,
probably my
windows 7 has something wrong  I need to
configure. My OS Windows 7 pro
is not protected.

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Hello.
I am back from Windows 8 to Windows 7 and I am trying to make this OS more friendly and eye-touching.
One of the customizations I want to do is login/lock screen.

The thing I want to do is to move dialog boxes (password entry field, user name and button to login) more to left.
Result I want is below.

Any ideas?

Answer:Login/lock screen customization

Bump...

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Hello all,
(Disclaimer, I am a complete windows 7 noob, I've been a mac user my whole life but just switched to windows)
Whenever I log into Windows 7 the computer is sending me directly to the "computer locked" login screen instantly, as soon as I enter my password it sends me right back to the lock screen again. This repeats infinitely. I have looked for similar problems on the internet and can not seem to find anyone else that seems to be suffering from this problem.
It works fine in safe mode though. I ran a virus scan with Windows Defender and it couldn't find anything. I tried doing a system repair from the f8 boot prompt, that didn't work. I've exhausted all my efforts and I still cant seem to find a way to fix this. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm in dire need of some halp from someone who knows what they are doing. Because I sure as hell don't. If you need any more detailed info about my system i'll be happy to provide it.

Answer:Lock screen instantly on login!

It is case sensitive. Check your keyboard that you didn't have CAP LOCK.

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Hi, I would like to change the picture that is shown after the computer starts or after a user logs out; the one you click on to get to the list of users and log in. I have two accounts on the computer, and in both of them I changed the "Lock Screen" picture to be the stock picture of the piano. When the computer first boots up it shows the piano and I log in, but if I sign out of the account to switch users the picture that is used in the splash screen reverts to the drawing of Seattle. How can I get it to permanently use the piano or for that matter any other picture besides the Seattle one when switching users?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Changing login screen background

Hello MathGuy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In Windows 8 there is two "Lock" screens available. One used that is set by a user when they are signed in. The other is the default image used when there are no users signed in.

The only problem is that only Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, or Windows Server 2012 are able to change the default Lock screen background for when there are no users signed in.

(Set by user)
Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

(Default when no users signed in)
Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

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Dear All,

Is it possible to change the background image of the user login screen? I mean the one with a solid color background that displays user's account picture. I intend to replace the solid color background with an image of my choice (as it is possible in the lock screen).
Please suggest.

Thanks,
Troy.

Answer:How do I change login screen background?

bump...any help out here or should I assume this is NOT possible to achieve at the moment?
Shawn, Josh..guys please give your inputs. Thanks.

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Hey guys I was wondering will changing the login background screen do any damage? As I read a thread about a guy who did it and his PC crapped itself. So is it okay to change it? Same applies with the boot thingy. The 4 coloured dots coming together.

Answer:Changing The Login Screen Background.

Absolutely no problem. There are a lot of free applications that can change your logon screen with a few mouse clicks.

Here's my current:

It shows my normal user accounts (Admin & Kari, both in English) plus additional three accounts in languages I sometimes need (Finnish, Swedish and German, respective languages by Windows 7 language packs). Logon screen changed using LogonStudio.

Kari

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my xp login screen is black now instead of the default colors? how do i change it back to default?
 

Answer:XP login screen is black background...

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Is there an easy way to change the Login screen background?

Answer:change the Login screen background?

Apparently "Windows 10 Login Background Changer" can do the trick.
https://github.com/PFCKrutonium/Wind...ground-Changer

Note
I haven't tested it yet.

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Sorry to disturb.

May I know what the problem during the time I'm trying to install Windows 7 and it just stuck at the login screen background without any changed after 30 minutes?

I have try to adjust the BIOS to Native IDE, RAID and ACHI. But nothing was changed.

I still could find any solution after I reading some of the thread.

Hopefully I could get any solution here.

Answer:Stuck during login screen background

Where did you get Win7? If you burned the DVD yourself, burn another at 4x speed using ImgBurn.

Try install from a USB flash stick. Best method is to install UltraISO trial, on File tab open ISO, on Bootable tab write Disk Image, Format, Write.

Unnplug all other HD's and peripherals. Boot DVD, wipe the target HD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then choose Custom Install, use Drive Options to partition and format before install.

If further fails, test your RAM using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes. Then test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Check for latest BIOS version update. If current, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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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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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 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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I recently downloaded a bunch of cool abstract art and thought it would be neat to have that on my lock screen. So I turned it on, chose the album, locked my screen and went to bed. The next day I come home and touch my computer and am presented with horrible pictures of myself that I thought I had deleted forever, NOT my new abstract art. Upon examination, I realized that choosing my new folder failed to eliminate all the other folders previously chosen. Several of which were the Windows catch-all Pictures folder, so no matter what folder I pick, it's going to pull from ALL the pictures it can find. In the Background choices, it arbitrarily selected a folder of its own choosing from a facebook backup.

(A) So, how do I delete/remove the albums in the list? Right-click on the albums does nothing. I deleted my saved themes and in the process managed to obliterate the image that I wanted as my background - sigh.

(B) How do I choose fewer images to show? Why does Windows say this and give you that advice if there is no way to do it?

Thanks in advance for your answers. Even if it turns out to be something simple that makes me smack my head and say d'oh!

Answer:Unable to delete albums for background and lock screen slideshow

Left click (regular click) on the folder containing the items you don't want to show and then click on the remove button.

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A week ago I switched on my PC (Windows 10 Pro 64 bit with ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card) which had previously been working and on which I had made no changes. It went through the normal boot. There are 5 users and normally it gets to the default lock screen (beach from cave) which I hit enter to display the user list. But this time instead of the lock screen it displayed a blue screen with rotating dots. The dots sometimes made complete circles and sometimes started to make a circle get part way round then jump to the beginning. Mouse+keyboard was not responding. I could access the shared content from another PC. I had previously setup the PC to accept Remote Desktop connection. When I attempted Remote Desktop from my Windows phone my taskbar would load on my phone but the desktop would not and nothing responded. When I tried to access from my laptop it would not respond at all. I logged into safe mode and switched to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. This booted but took longer to get to the user list and didn't display the lock screen. Also the user list screen flickered blank and back on. I logged into a user. WIN+L triggered the user's lock screen, but never the default one. Edge displays a blank window but Chrome works correctly. I changed the default lock screen and tried with the ATI driver - same rotating dots. I have a spare nVidia card so I went back to safe mode, changed back to MS Basic Adapter, rebooted into normal mode, uninstalled the ATI software, s... Read more

Answer:Rotating dots on blue background instead of default lock screen

A blue screen with rotating dots? That's the Windows loading screen, I get it everytime I boot my PC. (Not for too long, though)
Honestly I don't think it's a GPU problem, it looks like something is causing your Windows to load for a long time.

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Chameleon is a simple Windows Store app, designed to change the background picture of your lock screen in a defined time period (15mins, 30mins, 1hour). The free-to-use application even allows you to create your own picture channel online by selecting your preferred key words.
It searches the Internet (Google image Search and Baidu) with those key words and fills your own channel with wonderful pictures. It does not uses Bing for the same purpose.
To change the lockscreen automatically, just Left click the photo stream you want, then right click in the photo stream to bring up the options bar. You can select your options at the bottom! The description bar at the bottom appears to have been developed for mouse, it does not work with a touch screen.
All the pictures used by the application are from free and public internet services. Download Chameleon from the Windows Store.

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A week ago I switched on my PC (Windows 10 Pro 64 bit with ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card) which had previously been working and on which I had made no changes. It went through the normal boot. There are 5 users and normally it gets to the default lock screen (beach from cave) which I hit enter to display the user list. But this time instead of the lock screen it displayed a blue screen with rotating dots. The dots sometimes made complete circles and sometimes started to make a circle get part way round then jump to the beginning. Mouse+keyboard was not responding. I could access the shared content from another PC. I had previously setup the PC to accept Remote Desktop connection. When I attempted Remote Desktop from my Windows phone my taskbar would load on my phone but the desktop would not and nothing responded. When I tried to access from my laptop it would not respond at all. I logged into safe mode and switched to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. This booted but took longer to get to the user list and didn't display the lock screen. Also the user list screen flickered blank and back on. I logged into a user. WIN+L triggered the user's lock screen, but never the default one. Edge displays a blank window but Chrome works correctly. I changed the default lock screen and tried with the ATI driver - same rotating dots. I have a spare nVidia card so I went back to safe mode, changed back to MS Basic Adapter, rebooted into normal mode, uninstalled the ATI software, s... Read more

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I have a clean (other than a few new programs) windows 10 install on my pretty powerful desktop. Just today for some irrational reason, when I boot up my PC, and select the OS I want, I'm met with a great screen with the spinning dot animation. So j left it. I left it for a while. It took nearly 2 hours to get to the lock screen. I thought it was running a disk check or installing updates or somthing annoying so I ignored it. Fast forward to this evening. I had a BSOD from what I think was a bad OC. Booted up PC and was met with the same grey background with white spinning dots. I'm able to press ctl+alt+del and get the options for power/restart/sleep and ease of access/accessibility in the bottom right corner, but no amount of restarts seems to get past this. So I'm sitting here waiting for it to muscle through to the lock screen like it did this afternoon...

Please help!

P. S. Windows 10 installer USB drive startup repair said it couldn't do anything.

Answer:Nearly infinite spinning dots on grey background before lock screen

I have the same issue.
Has a solution been found?







459pm said:

I have a clean (other than a few new programs) windows 10 install on my pretty powerful desktop. Just today for some irrational reason, when I boot up my PC, and select the OS I want, I'm met with a great screen with the spinning dot animation. So j left it. I left it for a while. It took nearly 2 hours to get to the lock screen. I thought it was running a disk check or installing updates or somthing annoying so I ignored it. Fast forward to this evening. I had a BSOD from what I think was a bad OC. Booted up PC and was met with the same grey background with white spinning dots. I'm able to press ctl+alt+del and get the options for power/restart/sleep and ease of access/accessibility in the bottom right corner, but no amount of restarts seems to get past this. So I'm sitting here waiting for it to muscle through to the lock screen like it did this afternoon...

Please help!

P. S. Windows 10 installer USB drive startup repair said it couldn't do anything.

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Anyone know how to make the sign-in background appear on restart / boot up with Lock Screen disabled?

I had a custom background for sign-in background. It works whenever i locked my screen (after login). However, when i restart or boot up, it will show a blank (solid blue) sign-in background. I had disabled Lock Screen with the "NoLockScreen" registry since i do not want the lock screen. However, i do want it to be displayed as sign-in background before login from a restart.

Nobody tried to achieve that?
Edit: Corrected the title to reflect the issue. What I tried to achieve is to have sign-in background displayed after a reboot.

Answer:sign-in background appear on restart / boot with Lock Screen disabled

Hello,
Try
How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7, 8, or 10

Otherwise, did you or do you have the log-in background set the same as your lock screen?
Please note the way in which the lock screen background is generated after a restart is different to other cases.
How to change default lock screen image in Windows 10 - Winaero

Or - have you customised your log-in screen by another method?

This may also be of interest:
Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Background Image in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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I recently downloaded a bunch of cool abstract art and thought it would be neat to have that on my lock screen. So I turned it on, chose the album, locked my screen and went to bed. The next day I come home and touch my computer and am presented with horrible pictures of myself that I thought I had deleted forever, NOT my new abstract art. Upon examination, I realized that choosing my new folder failed to eliminate all the other folders previously chosen. Several of which were the Windows catch-all Pictures folder, so no matter what folder I pick, it's going to pull from ALL the pictures it can find. In the Background choices, it arbitrarily selected a folder of its own choosing from a facebook backup.

(A) So, how do I delete/remove the albums in the list? Right-click on the albums does nothing. I deleted my saved themes and in the process managed to obliterate the image that I wanted as my background - sigh.

(B) How do I choose fewer images to show? Why does Windows say this and give you that advice if there is no way to do it?

Thanks in advance for your answers. Even if it turns out to be something simple that makes me smack my head and say d'oh!

Answer:Unable to delete albums for background and lock screen slideshow

Left click (regular click) on the folder containing the items you don't want to show and then click on the remove button.

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my lock screen wallpaper and tile background photo not changing. i tried to change all setting given but i need to reset phone and it deleting all data.background is looking black only.

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I just updated to 1607 and that changed everything. One of the things I tried to do was remove the welcome screen. All that ended up doing was removing the background picture, and replacing it with a solid color.
This is what it used to look like. I use auto login, no password, so this screen shows up after restarting before the desktop.

If it's possible to skip this screen completely, that's fine too. The current solid color background is kind of annoying. If it's not possible to skip completely, I would prefer the default image above.

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Hi, my daughters Acer Aspire V5 seems to be "stuck" on the lock screen before you go to the login screen.  We are unable to swipe up to get to the next screen.  I tried clicking on FN-7 to see if maybe the screen was locked but it didn't work.  I powered the computer off 10 sec and unplugged .. still nothing..   Thanks for any help!! 

Answer:Unable to swipe up from lock screen to the login o...

Tatsbat,
 
Sorry to hear you're having touchpad issues, could you be a little more specific about which V5 you are referring to so we could help narrow down a possible solution?
 
Have you plugged in a USB mouse to see if it works, if anything, just to get past the initial login screen.

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Hello,

Is there a way to shutdown using keyboard only, from the initial login screen? It's the same screen as the windows lock screen.

I have tried all the standard keys Alt-F4, Esc, Ctrl-Shift-Esc, Ctrl-Break, etc. but to no avail.

I know that there is a button at the bottom right that you can click to shutdown, but I can't see it to click on it (long story: I have a two monitor setup, and the login screen upon boot will show up on my primary monitor. There's something wrong with primary monitor so now when the computer boots, it sometimes displays on my primary monitor and sometimes it doesn't. During the times when it doesn't, I'll need to shut down and restart, but at the login screen, my primary monitor is not showing so I cannot see the shutdown button to click on it)

Thanks.

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Hi

I have installed Win 10 as an upgrade on a seperate partition to my Win 8.1. Win 10 is x64 version and Win 8.1 is 32 bit. As far as I can tell this puzzle started when I upgraded the x64 partition to Win 10. Now when my lock screen appears and I click the mouse for the password box there is a back arrow next to my user name. Pressing this gives me a black screen, then my user name reappears without the back arrow and I login. I am using the same MS account for Win 8.1 and Win 10 TP. This doesnt happen on Win 10 lock screen/password screen. Is there anyway I can get rid of this arrow, just a niggle I know but would be nice.

Tim

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I had to do an Hp reset of my Notebook PC because of irrational behaviour. Everything was extremely slow and pages were jumping to other pages. After the Reset I now get an error message on my lock screen login page that says "This administrator account has been disabled please refer to administrator. I am the only administrator or User period on my PC. I can then click ok and login to my same regular administrator account. I cannot however change my lock screen photo any longer. Before the Reset I had a photo there. When doing the Reset I saved all my personal files and data.

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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 used to have logon keyboard number lock on for using numbers in password. Now I don't see the number lock on. I don't know when it stopped coming on at boot up. some of the updates might have changed this.
I could not find where to set the default behaviour of keyboard.
some guidance needed.

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Hello-

Just a weird thing happened yesterday. My Windows 7 background was always set to default when logging in (assume most have that background for W7) and last night it changed to a background here located here in my PC:

C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

That I didn't create. I did have a nasty virus Monday (can't even believe I got nailed with one) anyway I got it cleaned and ran my scans and installed ccleaner and did that sweep of everything. Do you think ccleaner might have changed something? I mean the background is fine (below) and probably came with my HP Pavilion but just curious why it changed?

thx

PS my sounds defaulted back to default too - meaning I didn't have that start navigation enabled I turned it off (clicks every time your in a window and select something) and I had a login .wav file I used and that defaulted also. All seems well just stumped on those.

Answer:Any ideas how my login background screen changed on it's own?

would not worry about it to much unless something else happens. It might just be something you downloaded. So just remember what you downloaded in the past few days. That might be it.

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Having issues getting login screen to appear after windows starting.
After loading windows, it goes to a black screen with just the curser, moving the curser or pressing anything on the keyboard fades the screen a bit...
things i did:
safe mode: dose the same thing, cant get to login screen.
repair: did nothing..
waiting: nothing..

had movie on at night, woke up, computer turned off, booted up, this happened....

the windows cd loads up all good.
only option i c is formatting, but i cant loss what i have....

really need assistance

windows 7 home primium 64bit
laptop acer

posted on a 3DS..........

Answer:Login screen don't appear, only black background and cursor

Update: I did what I really didn't want to do and just installed windows with out formatting.
Made everything messy as fk but its all fixed...

Fml..

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSVRQzhJrGE&feature=sub

Kinda cool. Especially for modders.

Answer:Change WIndows 7 Login Screen Background

I kinda like the Windows 7 Background. Don't think I have a better one

ZeshanA

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Is my first post so sorry if i am not correct in request:

1 - How to Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10
2 - To use different themes respect old tweaks i must use a UltraUXThemePatcher or similar ?

Thank
Hispa

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I upgraded my PC from 8.1 and I had a black background for the login screen before and after I had upgraded it had grandfathered that background color.
Now that I did an in-place upgrade (to fix some bad windows files), it seems it has taken on the default blue since I have accidentally changed themes. I can't seem to find my old theme from 8.1, or change the background color without changing the accent color.
In 8.1 I was able to set a whole wack of colors to different things, including the login screen independently from the accent color but now it seems impossible
So, how do I change the color on the login screen?

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Iam not asking about lock screen ..am asking about the screen background when you will enter the password .?

Answer:Login screen background change? In windows 10

How to Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10
WC also did an article on this (mi thinks)

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I upgraded my PC from 8.1 and I had a black background for the login screen before and after I had upgraded it had grandfathered that background color.
Now that I did an in-place upgrade (to fix some bad windows files), it seems it has taken on the default blue since I have accidentally changed themes. I can't seem to find my old theme from 8.1, or change the background color without changing the accent color.
In 8.1 I was able to set a whole wack of colors to different things, including the login screen independently from the accent color but now it seems impossible
So, how do I change the color on the login screen?

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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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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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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.

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