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

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

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..

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

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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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Ran into this problem about 2 months ago, wherein my windows 10 install simply will not allow me to customize my lock screen.

Anyone know what I can do to fix this? Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Lock Screen is stuck, will not accept new images either!

drsulfurious said:

Ran into this problem about 2 months ago, wherein my windows 10 install simply will not allow me to customize my lock screen.

Anyone know what I can do to fix this? Thanks!



Welcome to the Forum.
Have you opened Settings, Personalisation, clicked on Lock screen to view the various options including Background?

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

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Ran into this problem about 2 months ago, wherein my windows 10 install simply will not allow me to customize my lock screen.

Anyone know what I can do to fix this? Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Lock Screen is stuck, will not accept new images either!

Originally Posted by drsulfurious


Ran into this problem about 2 months ago, wherein my windows 10 install simply will not allow me to customize my lock screen.

Anyone know what I can do to fix this? Thanks!



Welcome to the Forum.
Have you opened Settings, Personalisation, clicked on Lock screen to view the various options including Background?

Lock Screen Background - Change in Windows 10

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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

James

Answer:Settings for Custom Lock Screen Image?

Select one the same size as your resolution.

Or get Decor8 from Stardock:

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

A picture:

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Hello,

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

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

Woe is me.

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

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:default lock screen imageflashes before my selected image

do you want delete images From this path?

Code:
C:\Windows\Web\Screen

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How to change Windows 8 lock screen image manually? do not use the Control Panel, thank you.

Answer:Where is the Windows 8 lock screen images?

Open the Charms bar on the right. Click on Settings and at the bottom click on Change PC Settings and you can browse for any picture to use.

Jim

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L640 running latest preview build .351. Under settings> system> battery>battery usage by app - does anyone know what Windows Default Lock Screen should be set to? Always, never or managed? Does it matter? If you are using an app for the lock screen (Amazing Weather HD) what should it be set to?
Thanks

Answer:Windows Default Lock Screen

Managed by windows would be your best bet for regular usage.

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Hi everyone.
First of all, Im really sorry for my bad English.
Its began when Im using msconfig to start safe mode for scaning virus/malware.
After I finish scaning, Im restarting PC without using msconfig again to turn off safe mode.. Suddenly, Im stucked in Lock Screen.
My keyboard and mouse is still working, and I cant use SHIFT+Restart.
I really need help.
Thank you very much, if someone can tell me how to fix it I really appreciate it.
Best Regards,
- Joel

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Hello everyone,
I have a toshiba dx1210 PC. About two years ago I upgraded the OS from 7 to 10.
Everything was running smoothly until a few days ago when I started the PC and couldn't get past the lock screen.
I then booted from a 10 repair disk but it was unable to automatically do a startup repair. I tried a system restore but it said that there were no restore points. I was unable to boot into safe mode by the usual methods but I eventually did it from a command prompt via the repair disk. I ran sfc /scannow but it showed no corrupt files.
Also I tried to restore from a system image on an external disk but it couldn't be found when plugged into a USB port.
I called Microsoft support and their response was that it is a driver issue because the Toshiba dx1210 isn't compatible with 10 despite the fact that it had been running smoothly for the last two years.
All replies welcome.

Answer:Windows stuck at lock screen

Hi, Please check your Update History. Have you had an update around the time this started to happen?

If it's a driver update, you could roll back the relevant driver and block that particular update.






I was unable to boot into safe mode by the usual methods but I eventually did it from a command prompt via the repair disk.



- I'd be interested to know how you did that!

Also try a disk check. As you can get to Safe Mode, you should be able to run the portable version of Crystal Diskinfo

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Hi,

Having upgraded to Windows 8.1, from Windows 8, I find that after several days, my Lock Screen, which |I set to one of my favourite images, reverts to the default screen set by Microsoft.
I keep resetting it, via PC and Devices >> Lock Screen >> Lock Screen Preview

Is this normal

Answer:Lock Screen on Windows 8.1 keeps reverting to default

Hello Theo,

There are two types of lock screens in Windows 8/8.1. One is the user's lock screen that displays when they are signed in and lock the PC. The other is the default lock screen that displays when no users are signed in.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

If you have Windows 8 Pro on a domain or Windows 8 Enterprise installed, then you could use the tutorial below to set a default lock screen for all users that will be the same for both types.

Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Sorry I can't seem to find that thread with all the tips and tricks.... hmmm might be confused with another forum.

Default lock screen = the 1st screen you see after powering on your PC AND before logging in.

Anyway, watch this YouTube vid and all is good... worked for me. BTW, I'm using a tablet, ASUS T100.

Answer:Changing default lock screen on Windows 8.1

Hello vagabond, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Thank you for the manual method. If you like, the free program in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below can do it automatically to make it easier.

Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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I have a new computer that I just installed Windows 10 Pro on. (It's still not activated though.) It has all the latest updates.
So once in awhile when I try to log in after the box was locked (WinKey+L sequence), it gets stuck on this screen (just took the picture):


I saw this happen already twice. The first time it happened, I let it spin like that the whole night. Then in the morning, I tried Ctrl+Alt+Del, or quickly pressing the power button. The message changed to "shutting down" but that was it.
So eventually I had to press and hold the power button for about 5 seconds to kill the power to the box. That rebooted it...
Does anyone know why does it get stuck like this? And if it does it again, is there a way to "un-stuck" it without killing the power?
PS. This is a local desktop. It has a single local Windows account that is an administrator. The Windows account has a password, but is set up for autologon during boot. I installed this Windows 10 literally two weeks ago. So it's almost mint-fresh with the stock setup.

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So actually I had a virus and looked up is to get rid of it.
Then I downloaded something to get rid of it and tried to do safe mode.
I did the msconfig thing clicked on network and clicked ok.
then it asked if I wanted to restart or restart the laptop.
So I restarted the computer and it lead me to the lock screen.
I then tried to connect to my wifi that does work and entered my 4 character long password.
And the wifi nor password work.
Please I need help Super urgently

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


OS

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

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

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I want to change my Welcome Background but cant

How to fix

Answer:Windows 8.1 Personalization stuck on Lock Screen Preview

Hello MrIndeed, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Do you mean to change your default lock screen that displays when no users are signed in?

Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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

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

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

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

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

powercfg -h off

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

powercfg -h on

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

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Hello!

Windows 7 sp1 to Windows 10 upgrade went well at first**. I was poking around the Windows 10 OS for a little while looking at an App or two. . . .

I chose to reboot. Now my machine boots to the lock screen. I see a photo background, the correct time and date (time updates properly) and one icon in the bottom right corner: the ethernet connection icon.

Of course, the mouse and keyboard work fine in the BIOS environment.
**At first, my full setup with multiple monitors, ATI Radeon 5770 video card, gaming mouse and keyboard worked perfectly well. This issue happened after my first manual reboot: start menu>reboot

Once I'm looking at the Lock Screen there is no response to the usb keyboard's input, nor usb mouse's input.

My PC setup at the moment:
(video card/multiple monitors removed, gaming keyboard and gaming mouse removed)
One monitor connected to the on-board video DVI output
basic usb keyboard and mouse connected (MoBo does not have PS/2 ports)

All systems are fully updated and well maintained:
CPU: Intel i7 (I don't remember the specific kind - Sandy Bridge generation, I think)
C: drive: Samsung 840 pro SSD
mother board: P8Z68-VGEN3
16gb RAM

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade worked, now stuck on lock screen

You did click on the Lock screen--Right? Unplug your mouse and KB and then plug them back in. I had to do this a while back. Welcome to The Forum BTW

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

Answer:Set Bing image as Windows 8 lock screen automatically

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Change Windows 8.1 Lock/Welcom Screen Image

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

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

Thanks.

Answer:Windows spotlight lock screen image location

bobsagetfullhou said:

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

Thanks.





Check here:

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

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

they look like this:

copy them to your desktop and rename them something.jpg

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Hello everyone!

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:problem changing windows 8.1 lock screen image

Welcome to Windows EightForums, TheGasMaster438.

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

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

Thanks.

Answer:Windows spotlight lock screen image location

Originally Posted by bobsagetfullhou


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

Thanks.





Check here:

Windows Spotlight Background Images - Find and Save in Windows 10

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

they look like this:

copy them to your desktop and rename them something.jpg

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

Answer:Windows 10 lock screen image keeps reverting back

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

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i was stuck on the lock screen after setting power saver mode for both the system and screen, as well as turning on the screensaver.The screensaver did not have login enabled. i had to restart to login. What might cause this? recently, i did not have "turn off screen" enabled, but i had wanted to protect the screen. Also, screen saver was never on. But i changed "turn screen off" to 1 hour, while sleep mode was still 3 hours. screen saver is less time.

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks!

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

Hello Provost, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

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

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

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My Lenovo ideapad y500, model name: 20193 is stuck on the Windows lock screen. No Wi-Fi connection is detected. Ethernet cable connection also doesn't help. Contacted Microsoft and they asked me to contact Lenovo for help. I use my Microsoft account(gmail ID) to sign in. I also changed my password and I'm able to login from a different PC but not my laptop. Serial no. xxxxxxxxxxxx'
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Mod edit:  Removed Serial to prevent abuse.  Added Model to Subject for Improved Visibility

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I got a W540 a couple weeks ago as a replacement for my T420, and it's loads faster, but I'm worried I may have gotten a lemon... (Windows7 64bit, HGST hard drive(not SSD), K1100M, docking station (unaware what kind), 2 additional Samsung monitors on VGA/DVI) When I'm using the computer, with applications like VisualStudio, Outlook, and Chrome open, from time to time I'm unable to use any Windows shutdown/lock functionality.  Ctrl+alt+delete does nothing, ctrl+shift+esc does nothing, start menu->shut down does nothing, start menu -> restart does nothing.  The only way I'm able to get it to respond is by putting it to sleep via the start menu, or by closing the laptop(sleep).  However, the computer doesn't truly seem to go to sleep.  The red LED on the top of the laptop continues to glow, and the hard drive continues to spin, but the display goes black.  It's still lit, but it goes black.  I've left it sit like this for 8+ hours repeatedly, just to make sure that it wasn't simply taking a long time. After one of these episodes, I hold down the power button to turn it off.  When I turn it on, everything seems to work (aside from the message that it was an improper shutdown), and after the "Starting Windows" screen, instead of a log-in screen, I get only black.  The same thing happens if I'm on the dock or it's starting with nothing attached.  When I'm on the dock, though, I can move the mouse around and see the c... Read more

Answer:W540 cannot turn off or lock, won't load windows login screen

 Hi, One of these issues (booting) sounds like this: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W540-external-display-issue/td-p/1373691Booting wthout dock/external screen attached should help in one of these cases.  rhodeswarrior

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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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It seems like my Lock Screen wallpaper is stuck on "Windows Spotlight". When I try to change to "Picture" or "Slideshow" in settings nothing happens, and when i choose "Slideshow" and then "Windows Spotlight" the preview turns grey with the loading indicator and nothing more happens.
Is there anyone that can help me with this? Would really like to be able to choose my own lock screen wallpaper, though Spotlight is a pretty cool feature.

Answer:Lock screen wallpaper stuck on Windows Spotlight, unable to change in settings

Hey I got the exact same problem, just happen today too. Had a custom pic for the lock-screen yesterday, now its stuck on the default lock screen (beach cave pic) on boot-up and spotlight on signoff/lock-computer lock-screen. My lock screen options behaves the same why as well.

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I like the backgrounds of the Live Lock Screen app but not for my lockscreen but for my Start Screen background. I haven't checked, but has anyone somehow extracted the high resolution images? Thanks, I appreciate it.

Answer:Has anyone been able to extract the images from the Live Lock Screen app?

Hey OP.. This might not be what you're looking for, but the images are pretty nice :) http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...allpapers.html

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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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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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Hello there, and thanks for this forum,

I had a random idea that popped in my head not too long ago. I have images from a folder that change randomly every 2 minutes, for my Desktop background. I was wondering if there's such option/program that can load up a random image from that same folder for my Lock Screen every time I turn on the computer.

(For example: I turn on the computer, and Image1.jpg loads up as the Lock Screen picture. I restart the computer, then Image2.jpg now loads up for my Lock Screen.)

It keeps everything fresh and new. You see what I mean?

Thanks

Answer:Make Alternating Images For The Lock Screen

Hello Penanee,

You could see if setting your lock screen to use a slide show using the image from the folder below, which is where the cache of your current desktop background is stored, may work. This way whenever you desktop background changes, it will change your lock screen to be the same.

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\CachedFiles

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Hey everyone

Not going to explain my entire life on here, just a little question.
I want my laptop to have a nice dark theme to it
I have very sensitive eyes and normal brightness hurts very quickly.
So the only way i was able to nicely darken the screen, was to select one of the high contrast themes that comes preloaded with windows 8

and with a darkish desktop background, i think i did pretty well, I will try to post a picture up here so you can see what im talkng about, but im not sure if it will work

so anyway, i locked out of the computer, and took a look at the lock screen and it is this horrid looking dark blue purplish background, almost made me puke. Then i found out that you can change the background image

but

not for high contrast themes.

is there ANY way around this?
I dont care about the contrast, i just want a darker screen, and the only way i was able to achieve such freedom to change window colors and general colors was by selecting the high contrast theme and fiddling around with it.

I saved it as my own theme but theres no tricking this device, it still counts it as high contrast.

Does anybody know if i have any options around this? I have looked around for similar incidents, but nothing has come up yet.

any input is valued, friends

happy holidays.

Answer:Custom lock screen picture under High Contrast theme

Hello Ernastovich,

You should be able to select and use and image you like for your lock screen.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

OR

Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and have been playing around with the settings etc. and have a question regarding the Lock screen.

I have personalised the lock screen with my own picture but have decided that I don't like it and would just prefer to use one of the default pictures, but there doesn't seem to be anyway of deleting the picture I have added.

I've tried searching for the picture on the laptop but have had no success finding it.

Can someone please advise me as to how delete this picture?

Many thanks

Martin

Answer:Deleting User Created Lock Screen Images 8.1

Hello Martin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial below can help show you where Windows stores your custom lock screen backgrounds at. You should be able to delete them at that location to not see it anymore.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,

I've recently run across a little-addressed problem in Windows 8.1, and that is the removal of old Lock Screen photos. Most everyone knows that in Windows 8, it was as simple as a right click to clear out the Lock Screen image cache, but that feature has since been removed in 8.1. My question is, how would I go about removing the old images? I've tried deleting the LockScreen_"Letter"​ folders in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData folder, but that produces an undesired result (all lock screen images disappear). I've tried "Refreshing" and completely restoring my PC with no success. Has anyone done/attempted this? Is there a simple fix or registry tweak that I've missed?

Thanks in advance!
Here is the result of deleting any of the LockScreen_"Letter"​ files.

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Hi I need help
I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 and have been playing around with the settings etc to get familiar with Windows 10 and my new laptop
I have a question regarding the Lock screen.
I have personalised the lock screen with my own picture but have decided that I don't like it and would just prefer to use another personal picture, but there doesn't seem to be anyway of deleting the picture I have added in the list / thumbnails under the preview image.
Can someone please advise me as to how delete this picture?
Many thanks in advance

Answer:Deleting User Created Lock Screen Images 10

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hi I need help
I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 and have been playing around with the settings etc to get familiar with Windows 10 and my new laptop
I have a question regarding the Lock screen.
I have personalised the lock screen with my own picture but have decided that I don't like it and would just prefer to use another personal picture, but there doesn't seem to be anyway of deleting the picture I have added in the list / thumbnails under the preview image.
Can someone please advise me as to how delete this picture?
Many thanks in advance go to settings > personalisation > lockscreen > background photo - what options do you have?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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

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

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

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HI I have 2 users here on win8 RTM enterprises both have their own lockscreens but sometimes if the system didn't shutdown properly (maybe) a default screen / image appears how can I change that ?

p.s is it possible to change logon screen (which has all the users)

Answer:Changing Default Lock screen

I was working on that on Win8 Pro.
2 users, different lock screens, but neither shows, it shows the default spire one. Hate that one

they are located in C:\Windows\Web\Screen which is owned by trustedinstaller. I would not change that, by trying to take ownership of the folder.
So I am trying to figure out how to get this to stop.

Took ownership of the individual files one at a time (only way i could) and moved them out.
Did this for both users. Then deleted, C:\Users\UserID\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\LockScreen_U
You will see several depending on how many different ones you have tried. It is a cache only and they will be recreated. so it's ok to delete them.

Didn't work. so they are cached elsewhere as well. I didn't work on it very long, but will.
I am sure someone will come up with a better alternative.

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A few of the default apps are unable to be added to the lock screen on one of my computers, including calendar and mail. I also can't set calendar as the default calendar app. Otherwise the apps work fine.
I attempted to run WSReset.exe and that didn't seem to help, I then ran the Modern UI troubleshooter and it gave me the following report:
Issues found
Service registration is missing or corruptService registration is missing or corrupt Not fixed Not Fixed
Reset service registration Completed
Potential issues that were checked
Protected audio is turned offProtected audio is turned off Issue not present
Some security settings are missing or have been changedSome security settings are missing or have been changed Issue not present
Check for missing or corrupt filesCheck for missing or corrupt files Issue not present
Issues found Detection details
6 Service registration is missing or corrupt Not fixed Not Fixed
Reset service registration Completed
Potential issues that were checked Detection details
Protected audio is turned off Issue not present
Some security settings are missing or have been changed Issue not present
Check for missing or corrupt files Issue not present
Detection details Expand
InformationalService Status
Problem with BITS service : The requested service has already been started. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.
Collection information
Computer Name: DKNIGS-RAVEN
Windows Version: 10.0
Architecture: x64
Time: Thursday, July... Read more

Answer:Some default apps cannot be used on lock screen.

For anyone else with this issue, I fixed it with elevated powershell command suggested via the following: Windows 10 - Some metro apps not working. - Microsoft Community

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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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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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alright.. so windows decided to update today, I chose reboot and update, and now, its stuck on the lock screen...

help please? urgently needed.

Answer:stuck on lock screen after updates

update time.

launched vaio care, did a refresh..

refresh worked, but I noticed a problem on getting my lock screen again.

I had selected, as the app to display a live feed on the lock screen, the inbuilt windows weather app.

theres no live feed.

I enter my password, log into the start screen...and notice another problem.

the windows 8 nook pc app isnt displaying any of the live updates that threw me the first time I used it(was expecting either a green N or a nook..got live feeds of just in, my books etc), no, instead its giving me 'nook' in the same exact color scheme my nook color does on boot..

then I tap on the skype app, it not only wants an update, but that self same update wont install...

so.. since I'm leery of system restore(bad experiences on xp, vista and win7) I chose to zero out the machine with a reset, return it to factory specs.

going to do it all over again.. not that I'd gotten very far past loading firefox and panda cloud antivirus.. mostly spent two days screwing with it and learning the OS.

*frustrated tone* anyone else here have bad experiences with win8's update and refresh functions frakking them over?

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the phone is stuck in lock screen. i cant enter my password. if i touch the screen it restarts and the same thing happens. only notification bar works that too 3 or 4 icons work not all. if i touch other icons, it restarts. but if i get a call. i can receive and talk normally after that it goes back to the said problem. i tried removing sim and sd card then restarting, nothing works. my only option left is hard reset but i dont want to lose any data. what to do?

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This is not the individuals Lock Screen
This is the lock screen when you have multiple users created on a single Windows 8 System and they are all logged off

The default is the Spire Background. I want to change this but can not find it's location

I tried renaming and deleting the image from C:\Windows\Web\Screen ,, this did not work
ie; I copied a wallpaper over and gave it the same name as this one,, it is img100.jpg


A registry key pointing to something embedded

I did a search in Registry for img100.jpg but came up empty.

Still Searching

Answer:Default Lock Screen with multiple users

Any one know what I am referring to?
Any ideas at all?

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So I've been enjoying Windows 10 plenty for the most part, but I've run into my first potentially hair-tearing issue. I would like to add the Mail and Calendar apps to display more detailed information on my lock screen (simple enough, right?), however when I get to the Personalisation window to do this, I find that neither of those apps are available to add (and many others are absent as well)!!

Is anyone else experiencing this annoying problem? I'm using Windows 10 Pro, if that means anything. :P

Answer:Default apps not available to display on Lock Screen...??

From what I can tell by further Googling/looking around, this issue seems to effect several Windows 10 Pro users... Can any other Pro users verify this issue?

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i can only double tap the screen my swipe does not work

Answer:how do i remove my default lock screen window

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question i can only double tap the screen my swipe does not work I'm assuming this is for a phone? If you want to change the lockscreen background - go to settings > lockscreen
If it's about changing password - the same place as above
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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On my Win8.1 machine, I set the lock screen display (as shown in the image) as opposed to the default one.
But sometimes after shutting down my notebook after longer periods of time, it changes back to the default lock screen display. Why is this?

When the lock screen kicks in after a certain amount of idle time, it does stay on the setting that I had chosen, but sometimes after a long periods of shutdown, booting back up the system changes the lock screen display to the default one.

I had done nothing as far as security lockdowns or anything like that.

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On my Win8.1 machine, I set the lock screen display (as shown in the image) as opposed to the default one.
But sometimes after shutting down my notebook after longer periods of time, it changes back to the default lock screen display. Why is this?

When the lock screen kicks in after a certain amount of idle time, it does stay on the setting that I had chosen, but sometimes after a long periods of shutdown, booting back up the system changes the lock screen display to the default one.

I had done nothing as far as security lockdowns or anything like that.

Answer:Lock Screen Display changes to Default after shutting down

Hello win8freak,

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.

If this is the lock screen showing when no users are signed in, then it's the default lock screen.

Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

thanks in advance.

Answer:Lock screen image disappeared?

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

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

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks in advance.

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

Answer:Lock Screen Image Is Wrong

Hello stupot, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

Lock Screen Background - Change in Windows 10

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

Answer:Lock screen image is getting gray.

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

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When i try to wake my phone up, it shows "resuming" for two or three seconds and then displays the lock screen. Is anyone else facing this issue ? Is there any solution to this problem ?

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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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On my Lumia 950, no matter what I do, the mail notification on the lock screen is always set to 2. I've switched the notifications on and off, rebooted, read all my mail etc etc. There is always a little Outlook icon on my lock screen indicating that there are 2 new mails for me.
I'm part of the Windows Insider program on the Fast track.

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I just had a "Critical Update" and updated to 10.0.12562.84 - everything more or less seemed to go okay. Left it on and charging over night... go to grab my phone this morning and I wake it up, enter my pin, and....... nothing. it stays on the screen with the PIN with the 6 digits entered. if I let it sit long enough it just goes back to sleep - waking it up asks for the PIN again. I can't even connect it to WP for Mac. Help?

Answer:Phone stuck on lock screen - enter PIN and then nothing?

I had the same problem. I overtried to enter the PIN and I finally ended flashing my phone back to 8.1 but of course you can hard reset it. I heard the best way to fix this is to let the phone sit for a few hours then try again, that way it might work again

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This occured when the phone is alarming . I didnt had the chance to turnoff the alarm because it was stuck on alarm.I tired pressing down lock and volume together but nothing happened. I didn't install any software regarding lock screens. Its windows 8.1. please help!

Answer:Lumia 720 stuck on lock screen alarm

Hold the volume down and power button in for about 15 seconds or until you feel the phone vibrate.

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My friends dv7-1135nr is not posting. The num lock and caps lock led light will flash once every 2 seconds at the same time. According to HP this issue is a " not functional" cpu. I am ordering another cpu for 16.00 off ebay because this is cheaper opposed to ordering another board. Anyone else have this issue? And if so did you fix it ?
 

Answer:dv7-1135nr black screen caps lock/num lock flashing

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The title says it all, almost...

I'm able to see a 24-hour time format on the user-based Lock Screen for Windows 8.1x64 on my personal laptop, but upon logging out of my account, the lock screen returns to a 12-hour time format for the system default lock screen. I have tried every option that I know of, from RegEdit to Lock Screen Customizer from WinAero.

If I need to upload screenshots, then I may have a problem, as I don't know that there is a way to upload a screenshot from the Default Lock Screen...

Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.

Silverhand92

Answer:Default Lock Screen: Unable to Change to 24 Hr Format?

Hi, is this what you are looking for? If not, in PC settings there is something similar to this that might help with the lock screen issue. Hope all goes well.
Btw to take a screenshot in Windows 8.1, you can press the Windows key and print screen key (PrtSc) at the same time which will dim the screen and save the picture to a folder named screenshots in Pictures.

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

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

Answer:Group policy to set lock screen image

To change the lock screen picture just see this thread:

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

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Does anyone know where the Lock Screen images are kept?

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

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

My Folder Options are set like so:

Someone on another forum has experienced the same thing:





DancingDirty7 ? a month ago

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



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

Answer:W10 b10041 Lock Screen Image Location

lehnerus2000 said:

Does anyone know where the Lock Screen images are kept?

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

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

Someone on another forum has experienced the same thing:

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



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

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

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

Answer:Disable Lock-Screen Image Slider?

Hello Floyd,

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

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

I own a lenovo p400 ideapad laptop with windows 8.1 installed

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

P.s. Reg. file I guess?

Thanks

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

Hi there Haikgh,

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

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

Goodluck with it!

Greetz,

Rover

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

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

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

Answer:Can't change lock screen image upon startup

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

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

Answer:Setting Lock Screen Image from Photo App

Judesman said:

Am I doing something wrong here, any help please?



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

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

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

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

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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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Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the lock screen preview and bypass the 'Sign In' button on the lock screen?

I often put my computer to sleep then to bring it back (in Windows 7) I would simply hit the space bar and turn on my mouse and it would go straight to my desktop. Now, I hit the space bar turn on my mouse, and it takes me to the lock screen preview then I hit the space bar and it takes me to a lock screen where I have to click 'Sign In' even though I have no password set.

I'm guessing I'll no longer be able to hit the spacebar, turn on my mouse and go directly to the desktop but if I can hit the spacebar, turn on the mouse, then hit the space bar one last time, that would be satisfactory.

Answer:Lock Screen Preview and Lock Screen nuisance

Turns out, the instructions I found to not require a password at the sign in screen did the trick for me.

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I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue.

I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I actually get to the lock screen after having set the apps to appear, there is nothing but the time and date and WiFi in bottom-right corner.

Could this be because I am logging in locally rather than using a MS account?

Answer:Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen

I'm having exactly the same issue, and I log in using a Microsoft account.

- CMW

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Ok so got a bit of a problem now. I got windows 10 installed no problems last week and all was going fine until yesterday. I couldn't get into the store and a couple of apps didn't run. I tried everything to reset the store app and everything so last resort I went for a reset. And its all grand reset no problem, completed everything and reset but now I'm stuck at the lock screen. Obviously the driver's for the mouse ain't installed now because I can't slide the lock screen up to enter the login. So what do I do now?? Anyone out there with some help for me?

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I have a Acer Aspire 7750G-9411 laptop. I recently had to reload my operating system. since then the "on-screen " icon for the cap's lock and number's lock does not show up. I made sure to download and install all of the drivers but have been able to restore this one frature. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cliff

Answer:on-screen icon for Caps lock / number's lock is mi...

If you are using Windows 8, then it is important to note that the on-screen indicators for Num Lock and Caps Lock are not available in Windows 8. To know more about this, you can refer to the link below:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30035/~/no-num-lock-and-caps-lock-indicator If you are using Windows 7, you can check if following the steps below helps:1. Click on "Start".2. Type keyboard in the "Search" field.3. Double-click "Keyboard options".4. Go to "Key settings" tab and then, go to "Key settings" list.5. Locate and double-click "Caps Lock" and select the option "Display Caps Lock status on screen". Click "Finish".6. Follow Step 5 for Nums Lock as well. Hope this will resolve your issue.

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My hp touchsmart tx2 when I power on the display stays black but num lock and caps lock lights flash ?

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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Good afternoon,

I just did a clean install of 7 to fix errors with my laptop, and it fixed one, but not the other main issues,
My caps lock, and number lock button on the keyboard don't have a light on it and the pop up that is supposed to pop up doesn't show up on screen.
I figured by doing a clean install it would all magically appear again... I was wrong, I have tweaked everything I could think of looking/trying to change setting from the keyboard in control panel, (including messing around with ease of use) and Gateways so called "support" area was of no help, as well as googling the issue has led me down a path of useless tips, I have also looked on this forum for help.

Any help in this area would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Answer:Caps Lock/Num Lock, on screen pop up gone Gateway NV77

Ok, I have a problem I have set up the sound, and it does not play a sound.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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