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How to change Computer lock out time

Question: How to change Computer lock out time

How do I change the computer lock out time

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Answer: How to change Computer lock out time

You'll have to be more specific than that. What exactly do you mean by "lock out time?"LIR

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Hello:

Each time I turn on my computer and as it is boots up it will delay for a time with a line that reads something like ...Automatic IDE Configuration.... and then a message that my date and time are incorrect. The date goes back to Nov. 2003. Once I correct the date, time and year things seem to perform ok. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Computer date, time and year change each time I boot up

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Hello,

I am running genuine Windows XP, SP3.
My OS gets frequently locked, within 1 minutes of having no activity(mouse or keyboard).

I have checked the Sceensaver timer, but it is of no help.

I want to increase the computer lock timer as per my preference, but do not find this option anywehere.

Is there any registry setting or so, or if it has anything to do with group policy or anything.

I just keep unlocking my PC after no activity for 1 minute, makes it really difficult for me to read any article or e-book.

Please help.

Thank You,
Saurabh.
 

Answer:Automatic Computer Lock Time.

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Well, I'm not very good at time management so I need a program that can lock me out of my computer for a specified amount of time, that way I don't get distracted and turn my computer on again. (Is there a way this is possible?) Please help!!!
 

Answer:Please help, I need a software that can lock me out of my computer for specified time

Re: Please help, I need a software that can lock me out of my computer for specified

this sounds like a horrible prank to play on a sibling/friend :/ but uhh im not sure thier is such a program, i mean it sounds very ..... dangerous potentialy if someone needed comp access sudenly for something ultimately etc on top of other issues.... you will need to go outside to do your homework etc perhaps... or find a way to keep your comp busy, maye if you used your comp for seti or dna or water or whatever they are doing with spare pc power while you do your work, pehraps play music from a net station while doing your homework as well from the pc that way its being used produtively and you get to focus on your work etc ?
just a possibilty
 

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I know this is probably an amatuer question but I am running XP professional and want to find out how to set it so that it will lock the pc after a set amount of time when the user has been away. I don't want it to log out, just lock the pc, like when you go to the switch user screen, only automatically... thanks in advance
 

Answer:how to set XP to lock computer after set amount of time

That is a setting in the screen saver properties. You can set time and require a password.
 

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I need to track a time in MS- Excel, If i lock my system (winkey+L, or ctrl+alt+del). Example: How many hours or minute system was locked.

Answer:Need Excel To Record Computer Lock Time

I'm pretty sure this isn't possible with VBA. Applications can receive messages to track lock/unlock, but Excel hides its message pump from VBA.How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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How can I change lock screen by my picture each time I login? (not use Bing's picture)

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Hi!

I have a very weird problem that I haven't been able to find a solution to. There are two parts to this problem, but I think it's the same cause.

1. I have no "lock" option. I can't select lock from the start menu, WIN+L and doing it via ctrl+alt+del doesn't work either.
2. I can't change my password, the change password button is disabled. Again, this doesn't work from ctrl+alt+del.

I've checked the policy manager and the option to disable locking is not enabled. There is an error showing up about Windows Location something when starting the Policy Editor.

This does however only seem to affect my account, when testing with another account it all works just fine (both local admin accounts).

Any ideas as to what might cause this?

Answer:No option to lock computer or change password

I think the settings in the Group policy editor should be "Not configured" for both the remove password and the remove lock settings.

The error about the location is one that MS have not got around to fixing yet. You can sort it out by looking at the following:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3077013

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i have Time computer which i bought in 2004 and then later it went bust and now i have virus on the computer and try using the reload or recovery cd but i get the error message unable to determine bios lock please contact manufacturer which have gone bust and need to my computer back as quick as possible running please help much appreciate with owners of time computer or ho have experienced this problem please help! what shall i do and how to bypass it and reinstall windows xp because it's not happening with bootup disks

Answer:Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

HI, i have the same issue with tiny PC, any help appreciated. In fact what i would prefer is not tohave to do the reload, but it all keeps crashing on me, cant boot up even in safe mode. Got as far as defrag in safe mode then crashed and cant get anywhere near it now

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I am not quite sure where to start...as it is not a hardware issue, so me mentioning the hardware would more than likely not make the difference.

A few weeks ago, after a security update came down from Windows update, my home setup mysteriously started password locking when the remaining idle for a period of time. I do not have any other user accounts on my computer, just the Administrator account that I normally use. This same thing happens on my networked office computers, even if you aren't an administrator.

I have made sure that my screensaver is off, and I have also even messed around the power options, making sure that it was not the "one wake-up ask for password option."

I am not quite sure what caused this function to turn on, perhaps it was the security update, perhaps it was not.

Does anybody now how to turn off this function?

Answer:Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

Hello,

Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

Richard

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Every time I press caps lock, to turn on or turn off, I can't keep typing until some process completes. The icon for capson/capsoff comes onscreen, and while it's there I can't keep typing, until some time passes. Very frustrating!
 

Answer:caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

can i disable the onscreen icon - maybe that's taking processor time
 

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Well, I have no idea what caused this but the tablet buttons (even the on/off button) the lights for caps lock and scroll lock as well as the automatic screen orientation change when I flip it to be a tablet have stopped working.Also the screen does not turn off anymore when the lid is closed. Reinstalled pretty much all of the drivers, no effect.Any ideas? Is this thing already broken?

Answer:X41 tablet buttons + scroll lock and caps lock lights + screen orientation change stopped working!

well, SOMETHING is broken.. though it would seen unlikely it is hardware.. a question: did you load anything new just before this happened..?anything at all..scanner drivers or printer drivers or a new application..? OH!, welcome to the lenovo community..! 





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I have a new Acer laptop and when I get up and leave for a few minutes, I come back and it has shut down on me. I have to sign in again and again. It is getting very annoying. How do I change the time before it automatically shuts down? I'm tired of having to sign in all the time.

Answer:How do I change the time that my computer aut

Control Panel>System & Security>Power Options. Be careful on how much longer you make it stay on for, it will shorten your usable battery life. To help offset this you may need to shut it down or put it to sleep manually when you know you will be away for a while. Note, that you can have it wake from sleep or hibernate without the need for logging on if you like, just know it will not be as secure if you are really away from it.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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How to change the time on my laptop computet
 

Answer:How to change the time on my laptop computer

Hi and welcome to TSG.

If the time is showing on the Windows task bar, you should be able to right click on it and select Adjust date/time from the popup menu. This option may not be available if the computer is part of a network that has a domain controller. In that case, the time is controlled by the domain server.
 

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Help please,

Can someone tell me how to check the condition of my motherboard battery in Windows 2000? I had to recover my computer from a bad IE Explorer incident. Everything is cleaned up according to Ad AwareSe, Spybot, CWShredder, and Hijaack This and is being constantly checked. These utilities and my virus software and firewall software are up to date. After a couple of days, time on my computer shifts back four to six hours and it can shift back a number of days if I do not use my computer for a few days. Sounds to me as if the MB battery could be going bad, but I am paranoid about whether a hijacker could be changing the time. I do not leave my computer on unless I am using it, and I turn my broadband connection on only when I use it. I googled "time change related problems" and found nothing. That's why I am questioning the MB battery. It is only a couple of years old.

Any thoughts? Anyone know of battery testing software?
Thanx in advance!

Budreau
 

Answer:Computer time change/ MB battery?

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Hello,

For the past two weeks, my computer has been changing the date or time by itself. The date and time can be different the next time I would turn the computer on, or the date/time would change while the computer was on. I have not noticed the date/time changing when I start up something (like the internet), it just happens out of nowhere.

I know this may not help much, but the date/time doesn't change drastically. For example, on this past Sunday at about 10am, the computer time read that it was Sunday December 16th, 4 am. Whenever this would happen, I would just readjust the date/time on the Date & Time tab in the Date and Time Properties (I did not think to look at Time Zones and Internet Time then).

Another problem I have is that while shutting down my computer, sometimes my computer restarts instead. Sometimes, I see a blue screen when this happens. I cannot read the blue screen message as the screen disappears very quickly. I tried looking for the blue screen message in the event viewer, but it is not there.

I do not know if these two problems are related to one another.

I read that the random time/date changes can be caused by a dying motherboard battery. I asked some members of my family to check this, and they said that the battery is fine so the problem must be a virus. If anyone could guide me to check this again if needed, I would greatly appreciate it.
I fixed the time by going to the date and time properties. I found out that my time zone was... Read more

Answer:Computer does not shut down, date/time change

Hello, we can take a look for malware.. Sometimes the clock issues is a failing motherboard battery in older PC'sMiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>>>Please Download TDSSkiller Launch it. Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.>>>>Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-cli... Read more

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Hi, I'm having issues with my windows 10 laptop when logging in. I turn on the computer and it tells me to change the password. so I change the password and when I put computer to sleep or log back on the next time, it tells me to change the password again. would someone please help.

thanks
Mitch
 

Answer:asks me to change password each time i log on computer

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This is really annoying. It all started when I tried to install a non compatible vista sound program, and then i uninstalled it soon after realizing that it wouldnt work with vista. Now, everytime I try to change the volume slider, my taskbar freezes and my mouse can't click anything. This is the same when i try to change the volume using the dell quickset keys. Could this be a virus, since I think there was something fishy with another program I used? Should I post a HJT log?

Answer:Help, computer freezes each time i try to change the volume

Your non compatible Vista sound program is still there. You will have to get rid of it. Try using a Vista compatiable registry cleaner. What is best registry cleaner for Vista I have not been able to determine yet. You might have to do it my hand. This is very difficult. It's had in XP but made even more difficult in Vista. Not to mention you might end up reinstalling or...wait a minute. Vista has absolutely a wonderful System Restore. Use that!

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I tried to install some non vista compatible sound thing software. And when i realized this, I soon uninstalled everything. However, now, whenever I try to change the volume, it just crashes, the taskbar freezes, and I can't click anything. I tried installing all the drivers, but still no luck. Could this be a virus? I did accidently double click on a fishy app. I think I'll post a HJT log in the other just in case.
 

Answer:Computer freezes each time I try to change volume

PLEASE IGNORE THIS TOPIC. i fixed it by doing a simple system restore
 

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When i turn on computer date is always in 2002 year and time is different then real..
What could be the cause of this and how could I fix this?
Thanks!

Answer:Date and time change when i turn on computer

Hello Roma, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please update your system specs so we may be able to better help with your specific hardware.

System Info - See Your System Specs


For now, it seems that you motherboard CMOS battery may be dead or close to it, and needs replacing. In addition, double check your BIOS CMOS time and date to make sure it's correct. Next, double check your time zone and date & time settings in Windows to make sure they are correct.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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how do I stop my computer from shutting down too fast in windows 10. I want to make this time longer

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So, I click yes and command prompt flashes up for a second, then disappears.

This normal?

Answer:Toshiba Tempero wants to change computer every time while booting

Hi

You can disable the Tempro from startup.
Do this in msconfig.
In Run type msconfig and then choose the tab Startup.
Here uncheck the tempro and reboot the unit.

That?s all.

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Dear All member of Techspot and moderators.

Recently, My computer is starting change time and dates
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1st day before Normal computer use: work, homework, play, Yehhh! <expression>
2nd day, when I turn on the computer, it show me today is "March 13, 2014. 3PM"
Time and Date is wrong. I manually change correct time.
3rd day, the computer change its time and day again, fix it manually.
Basically I do 2nd and 3rd repeatly.

I researched about this problem: I might need change the battery.

However, I really want to know what is the most important thing to do before I replace the battery. Do I need back up all my saved data in computer ?
Also, what if I do not replace the battery ? I mean what is the worst situation.

From
neowing.
 

Answer:My computer constantly change time and date - question

Your bios setting will get reset, when you change the cmos batterry.

Take note of the setting, before changing the battery.

Your data on the harddrive will not be affected, by a battery change.

I always thought that a weak/dying battery caused reset to factory setting. March 2014 ??
 

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Hello,

For the past two weeks, my computer has been changing the date or time by itself. The date and time can be different the next time I would turn the computer on, or the date/time would change while the computer was on. I have not noticed the date/time changing when I start up something (like the internet), it just happens out of nowhere.

I know this may not help much, but the date/time doesn't change drastically. For example, last Sunday at about 10am, the computer time read that it was Sunday December 16th, 4 am. Whenever this would happen, I would just readjust the date/time on the Date & Time tab in the Date and Time Properties (I did not think to look at Time Zones and Internet Time then).

Another problem I have is that while shutting down my computer, sometimes my computer restarts instead. Sometimes, I see a blue screen when this happens. I cannot read the blue screen message as the screen disappears very quickly. I tried looking for the blue screen message in the event viewer, but it is not there.

I do not know if these two problems are related to one another.

I read that the random time/date changes can be caused by a dying motherboard battery. I asked some members of my family to check this, and they said that the battery is fine so the problem must be a virus. I was told to repost my question here after asking if this problem was caused by a virus. (original topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic478155.html) The moderator helping me... Read more

Answer:Computer restarts on shut down, date/time change

<<I asked some members of my family to check this, and they said that the battery is fine so the problem must be a virus.>>

Now that this theory has been discounted...please replace your CMOS battery, then go into the BIOS and reset the date/time data to an accurate reflection.

Date/time changes...hardware configuration errors...those are common symptoms indicating that the CMOS battery needs replacing.

If this is a desktop, it's rather easy.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/81

Louis

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My house mate has his new computer with Win Xp on it.

The question is, how do I change the appearance of the MY COMPUTER and NETWORK NEIGHOURHOOD icons.

As I have NO idea.

Answer:[DUMB QUESTION TIME] How to we change the appearance of the MY COMPUTER ICONs

Right Click on desktop -> properties
go to Desktop -> Customize Desktop
Select the Icon -> Change Icon

Well hidden eh

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The clock on my computer is approximately 15 minutes slow. If I manually change it, or force an online update, it briefly shows the correct time before reverting back to the incorrect time.

Answer:Cannot change or correct computer time (Windows 7). Not timezone issue

Have you tried changing it in the BIOS?

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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I have an Athlon 650, 512 MB PC running Windows 2000 server edition running Internet Connection Sharing (for cable modem), and IIS 5.0 for several web sites. I also use it as a file server. I usually leave it just sitting there and just update things every once in a while. I don't even have a monitor hooked to it. Should I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and click the "lock computer" or log out? Would this make it more secure somehow to hacks? I haven't had any problems yet, but I just want it secure as possible.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,

Cory
 

Answer:Win2K server - ICS, IIS, etc... - should I lock the PC - CTRL-ALT-DEL -Lock computer?

According to what microsoft says, Yes, it will provide an added layer of security.
 

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I travel to Colorado from Texas frequently. The last three times I have made the trip, at some point when I change times zones, my 640XL displays a time that is 15 minutes faster than actual time. When this happens, it also will not automatically check emails so that I have to do it manually. The only solution I have found so far is to completely reset the phone and start over as if it is a new phone, uploading everything manually. This takes me a day. Anyone else experience this problem? Other solutions would be appreciated!

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(At least the Recycle Bin can be removed without a registry edit hack. These have always been my top 2 peeves of Windows.)

How please.

From the desktop view I simply want to look down and to the right to see the ?Sunday, September 8, 2013 ? 2:17PM? I see now ... but have to move my mouse over there and hover over it first. Why would I want to have to do that?

It wasn't possible in XP (that I know of) ? not without having to expand your taskbar to twice the width. (And let's face it, there is nothing quite as intimidating as a big huge fat thick taskbar.)

Answer:How to change desktop taskbar time to date+time?

Hello Win8fait,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to show the full date and time on your taskbar.

Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I want to make like a color changing background.
One picture a lot of colors.
I want to set background timer to 0.2 or what would fit for it to be smooth.
Kind of like this :
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz...m5bto1_500.gif

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The time on my home screen is incorrect.  Instead of going back one hour, it jumped back two hours and I am unable to find a way to change it.   Any one else have this issue? Thanks.

Answer:The time on my home screen is incorrect after time change la...

Hi, Try running through the guide on the following link. http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6410-clock-synchronize-internet-time-server-windows-10-a.html Regards, DP-K

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Question: Lock DOWN time...

have 40 to 50 systems running 2K prof. I'd like to lock them out from being able to surf the net. I figure it can be done several different ways. I'm new with this company, and am just now learning their enviroment.

There are 3 different locations. Each site, has it's own 2K small biz server running.

They have no group policies in effect as well.

Where would you begin, or what would be the easiest solution, all the while providing some scaleability?

Thanks for the help
 

Answer:Lock DOWN time...

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Question: Big Time Lock Out

My hp envy 112 started up in safe mode. The start up screen states wrong password. If I type my pw 5 times the screen wi say welcome then kicks me out and displays wrong password. It gives me no options to do anything on the screen. Locked Out ...Never be honest and tell your pc the power cord makes look fat. lol

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Question: Lock DOWN time...

I have 40 to 50 systems running 2K prof. I'd like to lock them out from being able to surf the net. I figure it can be done several different ways. I'm new with this company, and am just now learning their enviroment.

There are 3 different locations. Each site, has it's own 2K small biz server running.

They have no group policies in effect as well.

Where would you begin, or what would be the easiest solution, all the while providing some scaleability?

Thanks for the help
 

Answer:Lock DOWN time...

Not sure, but I think you might have better luck with this question in the Networking Forum.
 

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I just bought a Thinkpad SL410. For some reason after 1 min my computer locks (i.e., it goes to the login screen but does not log me off). I've been playing with the power settings and can't seem to get rid of this. I even changed everything back to default settings. My wife's user account on the same computer doesn't have the same problem. Any help is much appreciated. HliasT

Answer:Change get rid of 1 min lock

Hi- I had the same thing- I did not have  screen saver activated-but went thru power options etc.. decided to check that- sure enough- had a 1 min resume- I disabled it and working fine- good luck!

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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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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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Hi, I have problem changing both my lock screen and acc. pic. Every time I try to change, the preview pic just keep loading forever without changing the wallpaper/acc.pic. How can I fix this?

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Like the title says, when I go to pc settings and click on a picture to change the lock screen it changes but when I log off I have the same lock screen. Thanks

Answer:can't change lock screen in W8.1

Hello usmc362,

In Windows 8 and 8.1 there are two "Lock" screens.

The user lock screen is the one that displays when a user locks the PC while still signed in to Windows, and when the user is selected on the sign in screen, times out, and returns to the lock screen. Each user is able to change their lock screen background image to an image of their choice.The default Lock screen image is the one that displays when there are no users currently signed in to Windows or selected on the sign in screen.
It sounds like you may need to change the default lock screen.

Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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I've had this since i got windows 10 and basically i cant change my lockcreen, i cant change what type of lock screen i have eg (spotlight, slideshow, picture) its just stuck on spotlight. Any help would be great.

Answer:Cant Change Lock Screen

Do you see sthg like this? If so you could add more.

Noted that MS now seems to be offering automatic updates of the lock screen- top right, you can click to say you'd like more.

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Screen lock pattern

Answer:How can I change the lock pattern?

The question is unclear.
You may add details by creating a Windows Central account to Reply in this thread.

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I've had this since i got windows 10 and basically i cant change my lockcreen, i cant change what type of lock screen i have eg (spotlight, slideshow, picture) its just stuck on spotlight. Any help would be great.

Answer:Cant Change Lock Screen

Do you see sthg like this? If so you could add more.

Noted that MS now seems to be offering automatic updates of the lock screen- top right, you can click to say you'd like more.

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hello guys .
can i change my lock screen like this ? or similar
actually its just picture that i found on internet
Thanks You

sry for bad english

Answer:Can i change my Lock Screen ?

Hello, Volcytor. Welcome to TenForums.

Yes you can. Open Settings app (hold Windows key + I) > Choose Personalization > Choose Lock Screen > In the Background choice list choose Picture and navigate to the folder with the pic you want.

Change Lock Screen Background in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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when I go to change my lock screen on my computer the picture showing you what it should look like is blank. I click on the picture that I want it just loads and it doesn't come up, so when I shut down to see my lock screen its the same as it was before could you help me please ?????

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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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Hi there,

Since I got my current PC I've had an issue where it would occassionally completely lock-up, i.e. completely still image on screen, mouse wouldn't move, and it also put out a buzzing sound through the speakers/headphones. The only option was to force shutdown and start it up again. But it didn't happen that often so I wasn't bothered by it much.

However since updating to Windows 8 it is now happening about 15 minutes into use every time I turn the PC on (but after rebooting doesn't happen again until the next time I turn it on), so I'm looking for a solution now.

Has anyone seen something like this, or got any advise?

Thanks.

Answer:Complete lock-ups every time PC is turned on

Quote:





Originally Posted by aajames


Hi there,

Since I got my current PC I've had an issue where it would occassionally completely lock-up, i.e. completely still image on screen, mouse wouldn't move, and it also put out a buzzing sound through the speakers/headphones. The only option was to force shutdown and start it up again. But it didn't happen that often so I wasn't bothered by it much.

However since updating to Windows 8 it is now happening about 15 minutes into use every time I turn the PC on (but after rebooting doesn't happen again until the next time I turn it on), so I'm looking for a solution now.

Has anyone seen something like this, or got any advise?

Thanks.




WOW!! Exactly what I'm seeing!!!

Usually occurs within 15 minutes of booting. Once a day only. I've had the computer off over 8 hours one day and when turned on it didn't happen... only the FIRST boot of the day. Works fine on any reboots after?

I have gotten random different BSOD's too.

I've also had days at a time when this didn't happen? I did nothing at all to change anything either. Then it starts happening again?

Things I have tried though:

Removed ANY unnecessary programs I had. This computer started with Vista, upgraded to W7, then W8 (when it started happening) and now W8.1, so I did collect a lot of 'junk'.
Stopped AutoStarting anything I didn't really need or could manually start later.
Changed Video card as old ATI was not suppo... Read more

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Hi,

I looking for a way to limit time on the PC - auto lock Windows after 30 minutes, even (and especially) when the computer is not idle.
When the user will log back into Windows by entering the Windows password, the counter will start again from 30 minutes.

The app should start automatically and silent with Windows, and the user should not be able to stop this app without a password.

Thanks, Nir.

Answer:Force lock windows after set time

Use parental controls. Only works on user accts, not admins.

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I have a similar problem with Outlook 365, but it only happens when I try to respond or create an email. Most times I just have to close outlook and restart it and do not do anything except to create that email otherwise it will freeze up again, and become non-responsive.Any suggestions?I have done the uninstall and reinstall a couple of times, actually had Office 365 tech do it remotely, it works for a day or 2 and then starts acting up again.message edited by gbkane40

Answer:Why does my Office outlook lock up almost every time I try t

"I have a similar problem with Outlook 365"Similar problem to what or who? Best bet is to spell out your own problem exactly because it is yours that wants fixing, not something similar.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Is there any way that i can set my Windows XP x64 Version computer to lock itself out after 2 minutes or something?

Answer:Lock Windows after a period of time

greetings
will you explain a little more clearly what you want to do.. and please remove the link from your signiture.
thankyou

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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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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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Hello,

Upon upgrading to Windows 10, I've noticed that my lock screen image did not move across with the upgrade. Also, when I try to change the lock screen image through settings, it never shows up. It only shows the color that is set for the settings.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Answer:Lock screen wallpaper will not change

Hi

I experienced same issue after upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10.

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Hello !

I'm playing a lot and when using mumble, I use a "Push to talk" function.
The problem is that I need a key which interacts with nothing else, as I also talk when on IRC, on browsing the net.

Does anyone know how to create another key (brand new, without any use) so I can use it on Mumble as Push-to-Talk key ?

Thanks in advance for help

Answer:Change Caps Lock key to a very new key unused from everywhere

I would suggest using the Scroll Lock key. This post suggests a small utility to help do this: Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista - How-To Geek

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I chose the colour orange while going through the personlization part of the setup after turning on my laptop for the first time. Is there anyway I can change it to red?

Answer:How do I change the colour on the lock screen that...

http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Start-Screen-Background-in-Windows-8

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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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Hi Folks. Im a newbie here and a bit of a Windows 7 rookie
Does anyone know where I might the setting that allows my computer to need password access after it has been idle for a period of time? I use my office PC remotely quite a lot so therefore it must be left turned on in the office. At the moment the default seems to be set to never 'lock' of its own accord as it has been accessible this morning without a password.

I have tried looking in control panel but cannot find anything there (unless I am a real dumbo which is always a possibility!)

Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks
Joan

Answer:How do I change the setting to lock my PC when idle?

Control Panel>Power Options>Require a Password on Wake-Up

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I have Windows 8.1 and from time to time I change the lock screen image, which appears initially when my PC is started up.

There has never been any problem with this until a few days ago, when suddenly the lock screen manager within the PC settings page has stop working properly.

Usually the personalise section will contain the main lock screen image, along with the account picture and picture password image (A). Both of these work as normal when I click either image, but when I click the lock screen, I would normally get the large main picture with five smaller images of pictures, that I have chosen or used below it. However the smaller images have now disappeared (B), and although I can choose a new image via the browse button, this leads to lock screen preview image continously in a loading phase (C).

(A)
(B)
(C)
I have tried some of the various troubleshooting methods from Microsoft and other websites, such as searching for the B4FB3F98 file which does exist as 'Other Users' in the Registry Editor, and also the SystemData file which I do not have the permission to delete.

I will very grateful for any information, advice and solutions for this problem.

Many thanks.

PeitL7

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I tried to change the wallpaper for the Lock screen so I went into Settings -> Personalization -> Lock Screen and selected a picture but it does not change when I lock my laptop. I activated my Windows 10 software already.

Do you know how to fix this?

Thanks

Lenovo T510 laptop.

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Hi all, I was wondering if it's possible to put a looping video as the lock screen? If possible, instructions would be much appreciated!

Thanks

Answer:Change lock screen to a video

But had an issue here https://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/22217-black-screen-login-still-able-input-pin.html
Never heard of a way doing that ,even from Windows 8.1, again look here https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html

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Hi,

I seem to have a problem with my paths in windows xp pro. I'm not too sure what it is that has caused the problem, but it is hindering my use of my computer quite badly.

Whenever I run command line prompts such as ping or net, I get an error saying

'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

The most recent cause is when I'm trying to run a development MySQL server on my machine and the command line prompt is C:\>NET START MYSQL, to begin the instance. Its the same for any ping commands I run, which means I can't network the PC with anything either. I can temporarily solve the problem by going into the windows registry and navigating to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control \SessionManager\Environment

and changing the path entry 'type' from REG_SZ to REG_EXPAND_SZ. However, whenever I shut down the PC, the path entry goes back to REG_SZ. Is there some way I can lock this change in the registry values, so it stays the way I instruct in the future, and I don't have to keep changing it every time I want to connect my computer to just about anything?

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is there a software program or any way to lock IE homepage to my preference because sometimes it resets to the msn/microsoft website.
 

Answer:Lock IE Homepage to prevent change?

group policy.

start-->run-->gpedit.msc

Under User configuration --> Administrative templates --> Disable Changing home page settings
 

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I've done a bit of research on this problem, and it seems to be quite common.  I can't change my lock screen picture in Windows 8.1.  Would appreciate help on this.  I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5551 and am using a Windows 8.1 OS.  Thanks

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I don't know if this belongs on this page or the hardware page, but here goes.

Several of my users have reported this, the only common factor being they all user NT4.0 SP6a

The CAPS LOCK reverses itself, with no change in LED status. One minute you are typing in lower case, the next in upper case. This occurs regardless of the program you are in, and the LED remains constant.

Any ideas
 

Answer:Random CAPS LOCK change

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I have noticed two annoying bugs on my G-510 but cannot find the way to fix them. 1. When the computer starts, the "Num Lock" is ot set as default, so every time I start the computer and want to type my log-in code (numerical)I must hit the Num-Lock key to lock the numbers and be able to type. Is there a solution to this? 2. When I run my finger tips on the pad to move the cursor in any of the browsers I have (EDGE & Chrome), it always increases the zoom, so I have to go to the right hand corner click on zoom and reduced back to 100%.  Is this a defect on the laptop or am I doing something wrong?  

Answer:G-510 Number Lock key is not the default -how to change?

 
hi Bluewatch,
 
Can you try these steps:
 
1. Run the fix tool in this microsoft article (see Fix it for me) or manually set the Num Lock indicator to be always on during logon by editing the registry (see Let me fix it myself)
 
2. When the machine automatically increases the zoom, do you have two fingers on the touchpad?
 
If yes then you likely have pinch zoom and/or two-finger (zoom) gesture turned ON. Try to press the Windows key? +X  then navigate to the Control Panel  (icon views) > Mouse. From here, click Device Settings > Settings (for Synaptics Touchpad) or ELAN (for ELAN Touchpad) then disable pinch zoom / 2 finger gesture accordingly.
 - Sample image
 - Sample image
 
Article:
How to disable the pinch-zoom gesture on Windows laptops
 
 
 
Let me know if this helps fix the issue.
 
Regards

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after opening setting and going to personalize and selectimg pc and devices the screen shifts back to the start screen..no opportunity to select lock screen

Answer:cannot change lock screen theme

Here is a tutorial containing several alternative ways to do that:

Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

However, I'm more concerned about why your PC is behaving that way. Is anything else not working? Did you do anything significant right before you noticed this issue? Did it ever work?

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How can I change lock screen background windows 10 by my picture each time I login or each day? Although I like Bing?s picture but I also want to use my picture.

Answer:Can I change lock screen win 10 by my picture every day?

Settings > Personalization > Lock screen
You can choose a Background here. Windows spotlight will show images that Microsoft has chosen. Picture and Slideshow let you choose your own picture(s).
You can also open a photo in the Photos app, click the three dots in the top right, Set as, and then Set as lock screen.

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So my default lock screen wallpaper is the default shitty guy running up a hill side shot, and I really want to change it. Problem is, every time I try to select another wallpaper, it gives me the spinny icon and doesn't load, therefore I cannot select the photo. I've tried all the default photos and I've tried saving one to my desktop and trying to get that to load but It wouldn't work. Heres a screenshot.

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I have a question to ask. So I want to change my lock screen to a custom pic made by me. I have retried and every time it takes hours and hours nonstop which is odd. Can anyone help me? I really want to change it! Thanks!

Answer:Windows 8 lock screen won't change

Hello McPlayer,

The tutorials below can help show you how to change your lock screen and the default lock screen. Please post any questions you may have.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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My tech question is, I would like to have a different lock screen that shows a user is login but the computer is lock like a red splash screen. The screen must be different then the regular blue login screen. I cant use any third party software to do this.

When the user is login but the computer is lock the screen will be red, but when the computer is not login the screen can be blue.

Thanks,
Maurice
 

Answer:change windows lock screen.

Two ways a program called displayfusion
or the manual way...

Click start type regedit and hit enter ->right click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and select find ->
Type OEMBackground and hit enter
(the path should be Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background )
(if it is not there you need to create it*right click on background and select new DWORD name it OEMBackground set it from 0 to 1)
Now Double left click on OEMBackground and change the value from 0 to 1
Click start and type %windir%\system32\oobe -> in the oobe folder create a folder named info -> in that folder create a folder named backgrounds

Rename your picture that you want displayed durning logon/lock screen backgroundDefault.jpg

EVERYTHING is case sensitive so copy and paste the names.

The picture needs to be under 244kb.
The trick to get a picture under the 244kb -> right click on the picture and select open with > select paint -> press ctrl+w
This will bring up a box under horizontal and vertical select the amount you want to reduce the picture in %

Have to follow the step exactly and again everything is case sensitive.

a lot of work for something that may change back after updates; overall i'd suggest the program. It cost money but there are a lot of other useful things it does as well.

Best of luck!
 

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I have windows 8 pro and i tried to change the lock screen but it gave me an error and now I have a plain light blue background on my lock screen that can not be changed at all. I tried using the default backgrounds, custom backgrounds, and bing background
but every time I try it gives an error so im stuck with the blue background

Answer:Cant Change Lock Screen Windows 8

i found a solution i deleted the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata and now im able to change the background

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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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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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Basically, I have some people that would jump at the chance to hop onto an Administrator's account due to the restrictions they have. That being said, even if I leave my notebook alone for 5 minutes, I want the darn thing locked.

Just due to the fact I personally like a couple of the new Vista screensavers, is there a way to both lock and immediately start the screensaver?
 

Answer:Lock Vista & Start Screensaver At Same Time?

Not sure why the screensaver would play into it, but whatever.

Set the screensaver to require a password on resume (even if the screensaver doesn't kick in automagically this is the proper setting), and press Windows+L anytime to lock the workstation immediately.

Hope this helps...
 

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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 am running Windows 10 on my two home computers (laptop and desktop), and it drives me crazy that the console locks after 5 minutes and we have to enter a PIN to wake it back up. My wife has pretty much stopped using the laptop because she can't stand it. I had figured out how to disable it in Windows 8.1, but it appears they removed the option to add that to the settings in Windows 10. I have been searching the interwebs for days to try and find a solution posted somewhere and I am really surprised by the lack of complaints about this. I can't believe we're the only ones who find it maddeningly annoying. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions about what to do?
Thanks,
Nate

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Hi all newbie on the lan gaming
Have: belkin five port gigabit switch
: five pc's 4 intel and 1 amd all nvidia cards 5900 5950 6600gt 8800gt 7600gt
Games:Unreal 2004 works great and swat four no prob
V8 Supercars Times out on the AMD - Any Ideas Please ?
Battlefield 2 Hangs on one intel machine so make that machine the server then the Amd gets kicked or just shut down whole game on that machine ?
Flatout 2 would not allow the amd machine to log on and when it could it would kick and or freeze and have to do a ctrl alt del ?
Swapped Lines around in switch with same results any ideas or is it just patches for all these games
Thanks for any help
ps sorry if i havent give all the info i need but first time with this
pss also on the switch notice there is a four block of slots then one by itself ?
 

Answer:Lock ups and time outs on a network night

What is the model number of the Belkin "switch"?
 

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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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Please help me. I am running the latest Internet Download Manager and have scanned my PC for rootkits, malware and viruses with many different sources and found 0 infections.

I am getting this exact error.........

"A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

Script: file:///C:/Users/A6/AppData/Roaming/IDM/idmmzcc5/components/idmhelper5.js:91"

this locks up my PC for several minutes and eventually lets me click stop script, but it returns again over and over.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled IDM twice but no cure.

Answer:Script error causing PC to lock up all the time

The script seems to be related to your download manager either uninstall it and just use windows or try reinstalling it

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New T530 with SSD takes minutes to boot to useable state:Desktop comes up fast, but continuous hard drive activity for two minutes on bootup, and screen is locked up (can't start anything).Every so often while I'm in a program the pointer goes into the rotating circle mode, also, so it appears something is popping in there. Any thoughts on why this is happening and what I can do to get the same fast boot time as my T500 with an SSD?I've gotten the most recent updates from Lenovo and Microsoft (including latest BIOS update, which didn't help).Ran MalwareBytes and CCleaner, which don't show anything bad. Very disappointed so far.  













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T530 Long Boot Time and Lock-Up

When it hangs while you are running, hit ctrl-alt-delete and choose task manager to see what is using CPU time. Are you using something like a domain controller for authentication? If so, is it always available? Often, this kind of problem occurs when searching for network shares

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I like having my monitor power off soon after activity stops. Currently, I have it powering off after 2 minutes of inactivity. I am also very big on locking my PC when I step away. So, I also have the screen saver kick in after 2 minutes. (Of course, I never even see a screen saver because the monitor is off. And, in fact, my screen saver is set to "None". So this setting essentially means the PC is set to lock after 2 minutes.)

However, what often happens is that I'm sitting at the PC, and the monitor turns off, but I don't want it to lock. I move the mouse, and it's locked--even if I intervened within a second or two.

With Windows XP, I used to be able to use the ScreenSaverGracePeriod registry value to work around this. I've tried this with my Windows 8 system, but it doesn't work. I have tried using ScreenSaverGracePeriod as both REG_SZ and as DWORD.

Is there any way to delay the PC from locking after the monitor powers off by just a few seconds? I know I can have the monitor power off after 2 minutes but set the screen saver to 3 minutes, but I'd like to reduce the delay to a matter of seconds, if that is possible.

Answer:Delay the time between monitor off and workstation lock?

Hello Crosspatch,

I suppose one way would be to disable screen saver password protection to prevent it from basically locking the PC and asking for a password when you resume from screen saver.
Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
The only drawback is that you would then need to lock the PC when you do want it to be password protected when unlocking. If you like, the desktop context menu added by either tutorial below can help make it easier to lock the PC.
Lock Computer and Turn Off Monitor - Add to Desktop Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums

Lock Computer - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

In Windows 10 v1511, how do I make sure that the lock screen does not display the time?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Avoid the time display in the lock screens

This is for Windows 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2...ck-screen.html

but I can't find the equivalent for Windows 10 (yet).

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Not very descriptive, but so the computer goes.

Lets say I am updating a blog. And I refresh a number of times, once for each post.

Not always the same amount of refreshes, but eventually I get the spinner upper right, and the status bar says either 'Done' or 'Stopped'.

If I check email, first time fine. I close email. Over the next 2-5 hours, I open email again, close again, open again, Mozilla Thunderbird newest version, and it says cannot connect. The number of times it will work and then stop, varies.

To fix either, I reboot, no need to do anything else, and they work fine again.

I get the impression that if I have to connect to anything outside my home computer, this occurs. I haven't tried all software, but it happens with email, both browsers, and connecting to Everquest.

So it isn't just one type of site/server. Just anything outside my home computer. I'm the only user and admin.

Any ideas ?

Thanks.

Answer:various things lock up after a variable amount of time

Type event viewer in search and look for errors about the time that it happened.

Type memory diagnostic in search and look for memory problems.

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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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The PC has a lock screen with a picture, by moving the mouse or
touching the space bar bring up the login screen. I seen other pictures available for the lock screen, how do I change the picture from the one that is on my PC?

Answer:How to change lock screen pictures on the PC, Windows 10

Start > Settings > Personalization > Lock Screen > Background > personally I love the "Windows Spotlight" setting. It brings me fresh pics all the time.
BONUS INFO: You can find those pics on your PC and they get updated regularly. How to save Windows Spotlight lockscreen images so you can use them as wallpapers | Windows Central
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So i'm having an issue where my cover photo and profile picture won't change on my laptop (aka lockscreen). The pictures currently on my lockscreen were my old cover photo and profile picture on facebook, and have since changed on facebook. I uninstalled and then re-installed facebook. I made sure profile sync was turned off and everything. Now, I changed my profile picture for microsoft, and that worked, except on the lockscreen page it is the same old facebook picture.
With the lockscreen wallpaper, it will not let me change it at all. In the personalization settings, it will let me browse for a picture, but will not load the preview.
I have tried everything. I've spent two days on the forums trying to figure this out. I have done the sfc /scannow several times. I have checked for virus. I checked to see if the new update messed with it, and I couldn't find the exact update everyone else was referring to; it didn't exist on my computer. The only thing that worked at all was when I did the registry editor, and disabled the lockscreen altogether. (computer>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>POLICIES>MICROSOFT>WINDOWS) I didn't have a personalization file, so I made one and added the NoLockScreen option and set the hexadecimal value to 1 to turn the lockscreen off.

Now the issue, I would like to have a lockscreen. I do not care is it is my facebook profile and cover picture at all, I am just getting very aggravated by the constant picture that I have to see every ti... Read more

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When I go to the charms bar> Settings> Change PC settings, I can't change the lock screen wallpaper. If I click on browse, this happens below, and it freezes. I've tried the same thing for changing the profile pic, and again it freezes.

Please help?

Answer:Can't change account pic or lock screen wallpaper?

Hello Defski,

You would need to turn off the lock screen slide show since you only have one image. This will stop the error message in your screenshot above.

Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what it does when you try to change your user account picture. For now, see if anything in the tutorial below may be able to help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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