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lock a registry change after shutdown?

Question: lock a registry change after shutdown?

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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My PC is VERY slow to shut down, far slower than my previous older one. I have found a Registry key that deals with this..WaitToKillServiceTimeout. This has a value of 20,000. I have read an article in which it says to reduce the value to 1000. Does anyone know if this would be OK to do. It does seem a drastic reduction. Can some of you have a look at your Registry key and let me know what the value is set at ?The path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control Thanks.

Answer:Win XP Shutdown-Registry change

Sorry..this should have been in Helproom as I don't expect beginners to be dabbling in the Registry. No harm where it is but if FE can move it, may help. My apologies.

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Hi folks,

I was woundering if somebody here knows how to specify which users can shutdown the computer from registry.

Using the local group policy this setting would be: Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Settings -> User Rights -> Shutdown the Computer

By default Administrators, Backup Operators and Users. The problem is that I need to change this settings form a script and I don't know where to look for it in the registry. I was thinking of using the reg add command in the script but I don't know what to change.

I tryed to use a program called regshot to analyse change to registry, so I made the change on Group policy and then looked at the changes but came to no conclusion.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:How to change who can shutdown the computer from Registry

Hello Ricardo,

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for this. That way you could do it by running a command.

Shut Down Computer - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Hello,

I've been having problems with my computer starting yesterday. There is a program that wants to change my registry information, my display properties, and there are a bunch of popups when I go to the internet. Any help will be greatful! Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:52:50 PM, on 5/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:... Read more

Answer:Spyware wanting to change my registry information, change display properties, popups!

Do not create a new thread for the same issue. Your other thread has been deleted. A 24 hour period must pass before a bump is allowed.

Please read this thread:

http://www.techsupportforum.com//sec...ijackthis.html

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before begining the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

You have mutiple infections, and this will take several passes to get it all.

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Download the file - combofix.zip
Within it, double-click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts given
Depending on the severity of your infection, it may reboot your machine 1-2 times.
When it's done, it shall produce a report which you should post back here. Should it not open, it it located at C:\combofix.txt

Also post a new HJT log.

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In order to get rid of the *.zip folder view in WinExplorer on a64bit WIn7 system I tried to delete (according to some tutorials) the Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}

Unfortuantely this is NOT possible immediately.
When I try to delete it then I got a popup

Cannot delete.... Error while delting key.

Ok, so I tried to get ownership of this key by right clicking-->Permissions
then selecting "Users" and enabling "Full control" the "apply" button but I got here:

Unable to save permission changes on ....
Access denied"

Why?

This last error comes for all Owners: SYSTEM, Administrators, trusted Installers.

I have Admin rights. So what more do I need to get ownership?

Even worse: Every change in owner is rejected as well.

Peter

Answer:Cannot delete certain Registry Key; Cannot change Owner of Registry Ke

Hello Peter,

Are you logged in as an administrator?

In addition, you might see if the tutorial below may help with this.

Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hello there.

I have windows xp professional on my home computer. I will be leaving the town for a few days next month and my friend wants to use my computer meanwhile.

Now I do not want her to change any of my stuff, specially the system files. I was wondering if there was any way for me to lock the C drive, and only allow her access to the natural temporary folder for browsing. i also want to lock up the registry so no new software installed could make any changes to the state I left the computer at. I am pretty certain this is possible because I have seen my University do the same to their lab computers. I figured that would also be a good idea to lock up my home computer, and still allowing my friend to access it to her heart's content.

My question is, of course, how do I do it?

Your help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Thank you very much.
 

Answer:C:\ and Registry Lock

set up a guest account for your friend. go to start | control panel | click on users. click on guest account. and turn it on. This way your friend cas use the PC without messing up your settings or files, be sure to set a password for your account so your friend can't access that, and be sure to disable the guest account when you come back.

also, i would create a restore point right before you leave, just in case things get screwed up, you can return to the point before you left with out any probs.
 

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I try to shut down my computer, the OS is windows XP Professional.

It goes to the normal shutdown screen. "Windows is shutting down" And then locks up... after a minute, all of my peripherals shut off (mouse and keyboard lights go off), and then it BSoDs me...

What kind of information do you guys need to help me out, ask and I will tell.

It's quite the nuisance not being able to shut down in an orderly fashion, and I do not know if it is having an adverse effect on my computer... For safety's sake, I would like to resolve this problem

Ask away to help me isolate and solve this problem,

-Olan

PS. I have reformatted once, and that did NOT solve this problem.
I have also taken apart the PC and put it back together. MY BIOS and drivers are up to date. And... I have the latest windows updates.

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i used to have a registry patch that inverted my f-lock key on the microsoft multimedia keyboard, so that when it was off, windows saw it as on. it made it easier so i didn't have to click the key every time i started windows. anyone know where i can download the patch?
 

Answer:f-lock key registry patch

http://mvps.org/jtsang/flock.html

Try there...
 

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I want to get other peoples opinions on this subject. I recently had a hard drive crash and I believe that a virus had something to do with it (using Avira at the time). While reconfiguring the new hard drive I did a little research and came across someones post who said that it is better to lock the registry than to have any anti virus program. He basically gave the analogy that its better to have a locked door that only the user can grant permission to allow others in the door. VS. AV software who leaves the door open and puts a security guard in front of it.

To me - it makes sense, and it will give my PC a boost in speed/performance; but I want to hear others thoughts/opinions. Looking forward to hearing them.

Mitch

Answer:Registry lock VS AV software

It's not a good idea, malware can install itself persistently on your machine without using the registry.

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I've now looked at 9 of this series with a variety of chip and HD specs.  All share the same problem - random screen freeze-up, no operation of keyboard,  mousepad or mouse, often, but not always  followed by  involuntary machine switch off. Because they are all well out of warranty, no help has been available from HP.  All the geek sites have provided useful info, from hardware checks - Speedfan etc., updating drivers for everything including the  AMD graphics cards, cleaning out dust, but none have provided a cure. Both the 500 series and b27SA models are involved. Has HP ever put out any advisories other than what I've already done? Joxter  (TIA)

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anyone know how to do this, as it be a lot easier to have the shutdown menu there also and not having to click switch user

Answer:Add Shutdown to lock screen?

Press Windows Logo key+L to lock your computer. Now press the Switch User button. Now look at the bottom right side, there you go.

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I am having a strange problem that has been occuring now on a regular basis. I am running windows ME and using zone alarm as my fire wall. I also use antivar, DR. Spyware, along with spyblaster ccleaner to clean up spyware and malware on aty regular intervoles. I have run HJT and had major geeks review the log. All was good with my system.I am also up to date with all the micro soft windows updates to ME. However when I power down I get a blue screen (not the blue screen of death with an error message) but a pale blue screen. At that point the system hangs. I have to reboot to safe mode, run disk scan and then power down. The other think that will sometimes happen when I go though this process, is the next time I power up. Sometimes I get a message that my last power down of window was incorrect and I have to hit the radio bar on my screen to get back my desk top. Any ideas. I can supply any othere info you may need. I would like to thank anyone in advance for ant help.
 

Answer:system lock up at shutdown

See if any of the steps in the link below help.

http://aumha.org/win4/a/shutdown.php#1

Steve
 

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Got a new comp recently, 660S, it has the annoying habit of lighting the Num. Lock on my (wired, USB) Keyboard at Shutdown only way so far to switch off the light is to unplug the keyboard which is becoming boring!
BTW the light would remain on even though the comp. is shut down until it is restarted - then it goes out!

Answer:Shutdown of W7 triggers Num. Lock on K/B

Think I found the answer, I removed my k/b from the USB Hub that I was using and plugged it directly into the computer (only available port was USB3) now the light comes on when shutting down but goes off when the comp completely shuts down! It comes back on again at start up but goes out when OS finishes loading - I can live with that!

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Hi,

We have to give a few people, a USB drive which will act as key to boot the system encrypted with bitlocker. (USB is being used since the systems do not have TPM module).

Is there a way to lock the pen drive(s) so that nothing can be copied onto the drive (apart from already copied bitlocker key) not only in their system but any system they connect the pen drive to. I can disable write access in their systems via registry or symantec etc but they can always use it in some home system etc for other work. I want that taken care of.

Please guide.
 

Answer:Solved: lock pen drive - not with registry

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After trying to register at their forum, I finally gave up and hope to get help here.

This may be a stupid question, but Slawdog Smart Shutdown has an option to lock the computer. What does this mean? If I lock it, how do I get it unlocked?

I'm thinking this might be a good feature to use for a 16 year old grandson who gets up after we go to bed and gets on my computer. If I could lock it so he couldn't use it without my input, that would be great. Am I on the right track here, or does it mean something totally different?

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:Slawdog Smart Shutdown - lock

You really dont need anything to lock him out. Try giving your account a password and when done on the pc simply log out and he cannot get on unless you let him on. Also you can set up to prompt for a password at the screensaver settings screen.
 

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Hi Experts,When we want to lock the computer we do the following:Ctrl Alt Del(A dialog box appears)Lock computerWhen we want to unlock the computer we do the following:Ctrl Alt Del(A dialog box appears)Key in passwordEnterIs there any possibility in the registry (or somewhere) of XP Professional menu to:1.      automate the above,2.      automate a shutdown at specified time?Thanks.

Answer:Auto lock, unlock and shutdown

1) What do you want to automate? Lock? Well, you can use also the windows key+L (the L key). To unlock, you have to press ctrl+alt+del and enter the username and password (username, in case you want to log off the user which locked the computer). You can't automate this -- but you can disable the lock option (why do you want to do it?). Are you in a domain? Then talk to network administrator/system administrator. It's your home computer? Then use the simple logon options, without passwords.A simple way to lock the computer it's to set the computer to lock when enters in screen saver mode.2) For shutdown at a specified time: you may create a bat file, which should contain a line like:shutdown -s -f -t 60(see shutdown command in windows)And then, add a new scheduled task which runs that bat file at the specified time.

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I am having problems with this computer shutting down, booting and even sometimes while surfing the internet. It locks up about 50% of the time shutting down, and locks up while booting maybe 25% of the time. Sometimes while on the internet a web page will just freeze and upon pressing cntrl/alt/delete once I get the message that Internet Explorer is not responding.
When I choose *End Task* it freezes the system and I have to hit the reset button on the case.

These problems started when I installed my MSI G4 MX440 card a few weeks back. I have updated to the newest drivers for the video card but that has not made any difference.

Should I reinstall Win98SE on top of itself to get the drivers and software back to normal or will that work?

My system is a 400 MHz Celeron, Super Micro P6SBA Mobo, 256MB Micron RAM, WD 80 GB HDD, MSI G4MX440 video card, Diamond Monster Sound MX 300 sound card.

I appreciate any help

Mike

Answer:Computer shutdown/boot lock up's

Have all available windows updates been done? If not I would try that first.

From my experience, re-installing 98 on top of itself will create many more problems than it will fix.

Probably just time for an FFR.

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Hi

For some reason I have not got the shutdown options within the Lock Screen. They are only in the login but I want to have them in the Lock Screen as I may find myself unable to access login screen sometime in the future. I would like to have that functionality.

I have confirmed the option in my Security Policies is set to disabled but I'm guessing this is not the correct setting. Please advise, as I know it's possible but cannot find the option at the moment. I'm guessing it is most likely in the registry somewhere but have not checked there as yet. Thanks!

Answer:No shutdown option from within Lock Screen

Press and hold the power button. Or set the power button option, in Advanced Power Options, to Shut Down the system for both AC powered and Battery powered.

Not sure why you wouldn't be able to access the login screen. No need to actually Log In. That option is available from the Log In screen where you type in your password.

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after requesting shutdown the screen went black, the light for the speaker being muted did not go off and the caps lock light is flashing 5 times slow and then 3 times fast, and keeps repeating this. The problem happened 2 time the first 2 days I had it and after forcing a power down when the laptop booted the OS was corrupted and I had to do a full reload. If it happened a third time I was going to contact HP but the problem went away for 2 months and now it is back

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I've found a web page that explains in an idiot-proof way how to swap these two keys.

I just need someone with more experience than I in registry editing to confirm that this method is safe, and will work.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Swap Ctrl and Caps Lock via registry

bump.

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By default, folders have no lock icon on them, but once shared in a homegroup, the lock appears if you unshare. I want to know how to reset this in the registry, as I can find no other way to do it.

I left the homegroup on all computers, effectively dissolving it, but all the folders that were shared at the time also developed locks on their icons (I was getting rid of an orphaned shared folder).

Thanks
 

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My unit is a 2400. Recently when i try to shut down via Win XP it works untill the message "windows will now shut down". At that point the image freezes with the mouse pointer in place. I installed a new HD with a new OS Win XP Pro. I downloaded all relevant drivers including Bios update. It seems that my english is unsufficent bec I'm to install the Bios via Boot and at switch on I'm to hold down the TILDE KEY. What's that?? Did anybody encounter this problems of system freeze shutdown and if yes whats the remedy? I also found a sys message telling me the BASE SYSTEM DEVICE has a ? What's a BASE SYSTEM DEVICE??
I appreciate your kind help in this matter. TNX and lots of XZEXZ++?!!! Rene

[Edited by: admin on 21-Jan-06 11:17]

Answer:AT SHUTDOWN the unit Satellite 2400 lock up

Hello

The base system device is usually the PCMCIA slot or card reader or both. Some laptop manufactures bundle a set of drivers and call it "Chipset" even though it includes more than the chip set.
I assume that you didn?t install the chipset driver or you have install it but in the false order. The chipset driver should be installed at first.

Well, the windows want shut down because some background processes are running or because of a OS malfunction. I assume that this problem doesn?t occur with the Toshiba recovery CD because all drivers are installed properly.

About the BIOS procedure:
Please check this Toshiba page. There you will find a instructions how to update the BIOS.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

But please note: The wrong BIOS or a wrong procedure can damage the mainboard. Firstly you should check if the clean installation with the Recovery CD will solve the problem before you start the BIOS update!!!

Bye

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ecs mb-k7sem,
if i turn on the the num lock, and if i shut down the computer,
the num lock will stay on. if there a way to fix it? and it happen to the usb camera too, even the system is off, the light on the usb camera and keyboard stays on, couldn't turn it off.
 

Answer:number lock stays on when the computer is shutdown

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I was trying to help a friend w/ his laptop w/ Vista (which I have not used before) and when we shut it down, I accidently hit the LOCK icon and closed the lid. When he tried to restart, the system appears to come back up, but then the screen goes black. I tried CTL-ALT-DEL, but nothing happened, still black screen, but there is lots of disk activity going on. We did a hard shutdown (holding power button down) and rebooted, getting an error screen and then booting in safe mode. Can do that, but don't know what to modifiy or try and change. He says he never created a password, has only one account on the computer which is an administrator account. When we reboot into std OS, same old thing, black screen after just a flash of the main screen. HELP????

Answer:Shutdown LOCK- stuck and can't access to unlock

Try and do a system restore in safe mode: System Restore - How to

Amplid

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I have some software which detects attempted registry changes. The little window that pops up when this happens was compressed so I couldn't see which box was for 'accept registry change' and which was for 'deny registry change' (can't remember if those are the exact words). Unfortunately, I clicked 'accept' rather than 'deny'. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the software so I can't search for it to undo the accepted registry change. Any suggestions what to do? As I really don't feel at all safe editing the registry myself, I need something very simple. Have found Advanced Registry Tracer via Google, which says it will 'roll back undesirable changes', is this a good piece of software to use?Thanks in advance.

Answer:how to change unwanted registry change

Create a system restore point, then roll back to previous restore point before you made this change, then if it goes amiss you can change it back again.

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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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Question: Shutdown Registry

I want to modify the shutdown registry to reboot rather than completely shutdown. Anyone know which registry to modify or do I have to create a DWORD? Thanks!
 

Answer:Shutdown Registry

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Hi all,Over the past few months I've been using an X200 Tablet with Windows 7.  Since I've had it I've noticed problems with it not 'sleeping' properly and the ability to Lock, Restart or Shutdown the computer going missing. I?ve done some troubleshooting and narrowed down a scenario where I can repeat the problem 100% of the time.  -       Setup computer with USB device (a keyboard and mouse will do)-       Boot and logon-       <test to see if locking works, and unlock ? it works>-       Sleep the computer-       Wake the computer-       <test to see if locking works, and unlock ? it works>-       Unplug any of the USB devices At this point the computer can?t be locked, and if you send it to sleep it will essentially crash meaning you have to do a hard shutdown (or as has happened a few times, wait for the battery to run out in your laptop bag...).  I?ve tried different USB ports on the computer and different mice.  I've updated the BIOS and all the drivers, I've even rebuilt it from the Windows DVD.  Is something anyone else has experianced?  If you have a X200 tablet does the same thing happen to you? T  

Answer:Help - Repeatable X200T USB, Sleep and Lock/Restart/Shutdown crashes

Out of the blue, I happened to install this Microsoft hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976755), and today was the first day that, upon docking, I was able to lock my laptop, and I assume it will go to sleep at the end of the day when I take it home. In checking this forum, I see that this fix was suggested here some time ago:http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X200-Tablet-Win7-Black-screen-freeze-on-... Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,  I have bought a Lenovo T570 and a VGA to USB Type-C converter to had an external display on it. The problem is when I lock the computer I need to manually unplug and plug the converter to turn on the external display. Have you an isue like this and do you know how to avoid this ? Thank.

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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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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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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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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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Screen lock pattern

Answer:How can I change the lock pattern?

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I'm running on Window XP. When I try to do a scandisk my computer shuts down and reboots. I found that when running Norton WinDoctor this happens when I specifically try to run a "Windows Registry Scan: Uninstall Section."

I have tried cleaning the registry with PAL Registry Cleaner, but this did not solve the problem.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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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 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.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change the computer lock out time

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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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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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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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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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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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 have an X201 Tablet (3113-W4M) that came preloaded with Windows XP SP3.  I blew away the XP image and reloaded with Windows 7 Enterprise and obtained all Windows 7 drivers from the Lenovo website. The issue is that after the system resumes from Sleep or Hibernate *and* I plug in a USB mouse or USB mouse/keyboard combo, I am unable to lock, shutdown, restart, or hibernate the system.  Additionally, anything that invokes UAC fails to display.  If I look at Processes under Task Manager, I see where consent.exe is running (called when a UAC approval prompt should be displayed).  Sometimes it is running multiple times corresponding to multiple events that should have displayed the prompt (e.g. running RegEdit).  Turning off UAC is a workaround to this issue but does not address the root cause and does not address the lock/shutdown/etc. issue. After extensive troubleshooting that included 2 full OS reloads, process monitoring, and deep log reviews, I have narrowed my issue to the following steps: 1) Boot tablet with no USB mouse and/or keyboard attached2) Attach USB mouse and/or keyboard>>>Attempt to lock workstation and launch Regedit both function as expected.3) Hibernate tablet (USB mouse and/or keyboard attached)4) Resume from hibernate (USB mouse and/or keyboard attached)>>>Attempt to lock workstation and launch Regedit both fail I discovered this as I move my system from work (Logitech S510 keyboard/mouse c... Read more

Answer:X201 Tablet will not lock, restart, shutdown, sleep, or display UAC/consent UI after plugging in USB

you may want to look at the blackscreen issues we have been having with the x200 tablets.  could be related.

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Hy all. I need some help on this one. I'm stuck with this problem over 4 weeks already. The problem will sound familiar to some of you I guess. Recently when I logged in on my pc. I wasn't able to acces the task manager neather the registry and startup options,... Also my shutdown and run button are removed. I looked on google for this problem and these are the steps I already took to fix it.
1. I ran some online scans in safe mode
2. I ran panda antivirus and spyware docter in safe mode
3. I downloaded the Qoofix.exe and followed instructions.
4. I tried BFU but on the end of the scan it had a runtime error and crashed.
For any other details ask me. I'm willing to do everything to get rid of this problem.
Thanx in advance

Giles

(sorry for spelling mistakes (I'm not used to speak english)

Answer:Can't Acces Tm And Registry + Shutdown And Run Removed

Have you tried using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in "Safe Mode" to return to a previous state before your problems began?

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I want to force shutdown of Win7 (SP1), because it gets really annoying to click "Force Shutdown" to close the background appz everytime I shutdown my PC

I can use a shortcut with "shutdown /f /s /t 0" but that is still not a good solution.
Is there a way to force that option in the windows registry?
 

Answer:Forcing Shutdown - Win7 (thru registry)

In REGEDIT navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
Highlight the WaitToKillAppTimeout value.
Set it to 1000.
Now highlight the HungAppTimeout value
Set it to 1000&#8242; also.

Also apply this for all users
In REGEDIT go to to &#8216;HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
Highlight the WaitToKillAppTimeout value.
Set it to 1000.
Now highlight the HungAppTimeout value.
Set it to 1000.

This will make it wait only 1 second to kill anyopen apps.
 

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Hi guys for some reason when i try to change my lock screen it dost work it gives me error

Also when i try to change it from Personalize lock screen it gives just loading

Answer:Windows 10 lock screen wont change

Please anyone

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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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Hi,

What I'm trying to do is to clone my display at workstation lock and switch to internal or external display at workstation unlock depending on the user.

I found a solution in another post : Locked computer dual monitor

The method 2 described seems to match my case but I can't manage to make it work... I created the tasks but nothing happen when I do Win+L...

Here is the description of the method :

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METHOD 2: Scheduled Triggers
This workaround involves changing the display to duplicate screens when you lock your computer and changing it back to 2 screens when you unlock it.

To do this, we'll use task scheduler to run some command lines on a trigger. The triggers will be either unlock or locking of the computer.
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend to use two screens
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone to clone the screens
or we could also use
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal to use just one screen


So lets set this up
Create the First TaskOpen the task scheduler by typing taskschd.msc into RUN or SEARCH and pressing ENTER
Right Click on Task Scheduler (Local) and select 'Create Task'
In the Create Task Window Type a Name for first the task (e.g. Single Display Lock)
Type in a description (E.g. This task is triggered when Windows is locked and changes the display to a single display)
Tick the 'Run with Highest Privilages' Box
Change the 'Configure for' drop down box to "Win... Read more

Answer:Change display settings on Workstation lock

anyone ?

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I have to keep pressing the fn key to use f2 etc.I would change it in BOIS but I can't seem to get to it, I'm guessing because the f keys are actually functions at point of boot up.Any ideas on how to get into BOIS?.ThanksIggy.

Answer:HP Pavililon function lock key change and getting to BOIS

Immediately after powering on start tapping the Esc key. This will bring up a menu where F10 to enter BIOS is an option. Does that work to get into BIOS?

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Hello fellow Thinkpad users. My company distributes ThinkPads it all employees (we use a virtual office and work from home). I'd like to change the welcome and lock screens to brand our laptops with our company logo and such. I'm familiar with changing these screens in Windows 7, but with the fingerprint scanner, it's different. I've searched on the web with litle success. I found a couple threads discussing the use of software like reshack to modify the dll's and exe's, but I have yet to find where these are located. I found the graphics for the big icon: C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software\rsc\ViLogLd1.png. I've also found the "Think" backgound image. What I can't find, is how to change the text below the icon that says, "Please swipe your finger on green." Anyone know where ot change this? Thanks in advance for any assistance!

Answer:How to change Fingerprint Welcome/Lock Screen graphics in W7

You may have to resort to Resource Hacker and finding the proper DLL to edit.

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Hi guys for some reason when i try to change my lock screen it dost work it gives me error

Also when i try to change it from Personalize lock screen it gives just loading

Answer:Windows 10 lock screen wont change

Please anyone

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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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How do I change this to Default 'ON', @ Start-up, please - preferably without getting into (risky for non-expert) Regedit activity. Tks.

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I would like to be able to change the volume, pause and change track whilst on lock screen. I'm using a Windows 8 laptop and currently it doesn't allow me to change the music until I sign in.

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I have set Bing in my lock screen because I like that they change wallpaper in every 24 hours... But since few days the automatic change of wallpaper isn't working. In both my L535 and L620. If I manually select some other app to show on my lock screen n then change it to Bing the wallpaper changes but its not changing automatically.

Answer:Bing lock screen wallpaper don't change!

Originally Posted by Amit Mishra3 I have set Bing in my lock screen because I like that they change wallpaper in every 24 hours... But since few days the automatic change of wallpaper isn't working. In both my L535 and L620. If I manually select some other app to show on my lock screen n then change it to Bing the wallpaper changes but its not changing automatically. Maybe bing cant connect to the internet to sync the bing image on your lockscreen! You can use lockmix ans set background of lockmix to bing wallpapers, its a highly customisable thirdparty lockscreen app which you can check out
Check out "Lockmix" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...f-710e9a83f324

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As it's "what-I'm-used-to" I use the NT style lock screen on my Windows XP computer.

I recently set myself a new background (my dog), and when the computer is locked (most of the time) the lock window is covering half of my dogs face.

I've been doing some reading on the internet, but I can't find anything that tells me how to actually move the lock window.

ie: By default, the lock window is horizontally and vertically in the middle. I would want it to be in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.


From what I can gather, it can be changed somewhere in the file msgina.dll but I'm a complete noob when it comes to DLL files and have no-idea where to change it.

Does anyone know?

Cheers.

Answer:Change position of NT style lock screen

Hack away:

Resource Hacker

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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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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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I just purchased a brand new W500... I feel like an idiot to ask this question, but I have looked at all Control Panel functions, including power settings, and can't figure it out. Whether operating on battery or 120VAC, my computer locks out to the initial log in screen after about 20 seconds of non-use. If I stop typing for just 20 seconds, I have to log in again. Very aggravating. How do I change this setting to longer interval?

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Hey guys,

I'm new here but i'm also on the Windows 7 and Windows 8 forums too.

Anyways, i got a new laptop and installed the Facebook app from the Windows Store and it asked me if i wanted to sync my Facebook profile picture and cover photo as the user photo and lock screen picture. I didn't mean to click yes as my cover photo at the time was a stupid one. I've tried uninstalling the Facebook app to make the lock screen picture go away and used the control panel to manually change back to Windows Spotlight. But it still does not change. Whenever i restart my laptop the stupid picture of Ainsley Harriot comes up before the logon screen, but when i lock my laptop it shows the Spotlight. It's weird. I'm new to Windows 10 so i'm unsure what the issue is here.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Atif

Answer:Lock Screen Does Not Change To Windows Spotlight.

Hi Atif,

Glad you are also joining the Ten Forums

Yes, I've noticed the old lock screen picture still shows up even though the Spotlight is selected and works for whenever the PC sleeps or is locked.

The way to change this is to go back to the Lock Screen settings and select Picture and change it to something other than the one you dislike. Then once the new picture is registered you can reselect Spotlight.

If one of the Spotlight pictures particularly appeals to you you can find it and then select it as a Picture by following the information in this tutorial:

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

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Hi everyone,
So I've had this problem before and I recall it actually fixing itself at one point, but if I go into settings and go to the lock screen settings where I should be able to pick my lock screen picture or use Windows Spotlight (which I want to use), it says "Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization." My computer is completely independent, not connected to a domain or anything, and I'm the only user on the computer (which makes me administrator). Does anyone know how to fix this?? Maybe edit the registry in some way?



 

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I try to change my lock screen image on windows 10 But does not work. It is stuck help me...... someone

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Is there any way that anyone knows of to change the position of the lock screen clock. By default it is in the bottom left of the screen. The reason I ask is because I'm using a custom image, a family photo, where the current position of the clock is covering one of my boys face (much to his annoyance and mine). To be able to move the clock, to say the top left corner would be so much better. Any reg hacks or anything would be much appreciated and thanks in advance.

Answer:Change clock position on lock screen?

if nothing else it might help by flipping your photo horizontally.
I know this isn't the solution you are looking for but ...

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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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Okai, so basically, the first week of having Windows 10 was fine for the most part. But soon enough my Calendar and OneNote apps were now crashing and not working, my Mail app was crashing constantly as well. I could change my lock screen for about a week, and then all of a sudden when I go to change it in settings, I press on the picture option in the lock screen personalization setting and it refuses to show, as if it does not register that I am clicking on it. So I was stuck with having to keep my lock screen on the Windows Spotlight setting for about 2 weeks, and then just a week ago now it has decided to make my screen just black, and I can't even get the Windows Spotlight setting to work anymore. So I have no idea what to do. And it's really irritating, I dealt with the Windows Spotlight because it was my only choice and I didn't mind it after awhile, I figured it will be fixed soon. But it's only gotten worse and I can't deal with just a black lock screen. It's very annoying and disappointing. Somebody please help?????? Just so you know, I got the Windows update on the free reservation on the app, so I did not do the "clean installation", only because I JUST got my laptop about 4 months ago, and I bought Microsoft Office and when I was about to do the clean installation, it said I would lose the Microsoft Office I paid for and I would have to download it again from the website or something, but I don't have the information of the card for Microsoft Office anymore, and ... Read more

Answer:Why can't I change my lock screen on my PC after updating to Windows 10?

What kind of Office package is it that you are using?

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

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I have a feeling that I need to be a admin to change this feature. I can't understand why. 

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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 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 need to buy another lid for my Satellite M70. However I am not sure if I can handle to dismount old lid and put new one.
I have opportunity to buy a lid without lock so I need to change also lock from my old one damaged lid.
Is it easy to do it by myself (I mean change lid into new, and change lock)?
Do I need some particular tools to do it?
Thanks in advance for kindly reply.
Anna

Answer:How to dismount lid plastics in Satellite M70-166 and change lock?

Hi buddy,

if I were you I would search for a technician because it?s not so easy to exchange such parts around the LCD. The problem is that the stuff is very good clipped and you don?t know where all screws could be.
Just an suggestion: don?t do it on yourself, rather give the machine someone which is familiar with notebooks and has some experience with disassembling such mobile systems.
But if you are really sure that you make it on your own, then just google for your machine, because there are several forums where users are showing the disassembling of their machine so other users can easily do the same. But be warned, if you still have warranty then you will loose it when opening your machine.

Greets

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Hey guys,

I'm new here but i'm also on the Windows 7 and Windows 8 forums too.

Anyways, i got a new laptop and installed the Facebook app from the Windows Store and it asked me if i wanted to sync my Facebook profile picture and cover photo as the user photo and lock screen picture. I didn't mean to click yes as my cover photo at the time was a stupid one. I've tried uninstalling the Facebook app to make the lock screen picture go away and used the control panel to manually change back to Windows Spotlight. But it still does not change. Whenever i restart my laptop the stupid picture of Ainsley Harriot comes up before the logon screen, but when i lock my laptop it shows the Spotlight. It's weird. I'm new to Windows 10 so i'm unsure what the issue is here.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Atif

Answer:Lock Screen Does Not Change To Windows Spotlight.

Hi Atif,

Glad you are also joining the Ten Forums

Yes, I've noticed the old lock screen picture still shows up even though the Spotlight is selected and works for whenever the PC sleeps or is locked.

The way to change this is to go back to the Lock Screen settings and select Picture and change it to something other than the one you dislike. Then once the new picture is registered you can reselect Spotlight.

If one of the Spotlight pictures particularly appeals to you you can find it and then select it as a Picture by following the information in this tutorial:

Windows Spotlight Background Images - Find and Save in Windows 10

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I'm servicing a Win10 computer that's somewhat slow at startup & shutdown: other than that it runs excellently. I had an article once that showed how to improve them with some registry settings and I had used it on a couple of other computers successfully. Does anyone know how I can find the appropriate article?

Answer:Improve startup & shutdown using registry settings

Hello,

Just for the record, I have two (inexpensive) computers that are relatively fast (for the prices paid).
My laptop can boot to my desktop in 8-11 seconds.
My desktop can boot to the desktop in 9 -12.
Of course the booting continues after the desktop is visible.

And, I did not use a single registry tweak to improve my performance.

I would suggest you start here:
Optimize Performance of Windows 10 - Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

And if you need some additional help, go here:
http://www.askvg.com/master-tutorial-to-make-windows-10-super-fast/

Good luck to you,

WOT

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Ok, so heres the deal. This morning I turned on my PC, and the PSU fan was grating like a truck engine. I wasnt worried by this, as it happens from time to time (if someone wants to interject why it does this, go ahead), so I waited until XP booted up and then pressed start, turn off, shut down.
Now, whenever I want to turn of my computer it's a manual procedure, as 1 or 2 popups saying 'closing application' pop up asking for me to end them, even if I have closed all my applications. Does anyone know why there are so many things to be closed manually (like iTunes Helper, system DLL's, backround apps) when it should really be the very shutdown's job to close these without a huge status bar?

Anyway, since it was taking about a minute to even start shutting down and I was getting annoyed by the grinding of the fan, I did the old hold down the power button trick we all so loved doing a few years ago. It switched off the computer, but when I rebooted (the fan was working fine now) I got a dreaded error screen, and I thought I had screwed my registry, exactly like I had a few months ago when my computer again was taking millenia to turn off, meaning a whole hard reset and loss of gigabytes of data. Thankfully it just asked me to reduce my CPU clock (which was overclocked by a whopping 30mhz) and then told me that Registry files had been damaged, but they had been recovered from copies successfully.
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Answer:XP Slow Shutdown leading to Registry corruption.

To Speed Up Windows Shutdown:
1) Make sure "clear pagefile at shutdown" is not enabled:
start - run - regedit
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 0
2) Start - Run - Regedit
Navigate to the following Registry key:
HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Double click on the AutoEndTasks entry and replace the 0 with a 1 in the Value data text box

For the next two, if the dword value indicated does not exist, create it:

Double click on the WaitToKillAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 2000

Double click on the HungAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 1000

Reboot

3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000

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I remember there was a registry setting that would reduce the time for a computer to shut down but I can't remember where it is and how to change it. Does anyone know???
 

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

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

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