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Default Lock Screen with multiple users

  1. #11

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks a lot. I have been looking for this for a couple weeks now. Your solution actually works! Kudos to you my man!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Awesome,, thanks I was hunting for this everywhere... This works.

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    The Sign Out screen is stored in:


    You need to turn on the Show Files and Folders option from Folders Options in order to see it.

    Here's how to change the sign out screen:

    1. go to folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows
      Right click on SystemData ->Properies->Security->Advanced->Change
    2. Enter your user name (You must be in Administrators group), then click on Check Names->OK
    3. Place a tick on "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", click Apply ->OK, Yes->OK->OK->OK

    Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\S-1-5-18\ReadOnly\LockScreen_Z

    You will see 2 images of the Seattle Space needle in this folder, To view these 2 images.

    1. Right click on it->Properties->Securities->Edit->Add
    2. Enter your user name, Click on Check Names->OK->OK->OK

    Replace these 2 images with whatever images you want, make sure they have the same names and resolution as shown
    in LockScreen_Z.

    IMPORTANT: After swapping the images, Right click on image->Properties->Securities->Edit
    Make sure SYSTEM is in the user list with permission shown below:
    (If SYSTEM is not in the list, you have to add it to the list using the 2 steps above)

    1. Read&Execute
    2. Read

    Sign out, you should see the new Image.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 pro

    Hey guys,

    I tried the solution given, but I only see one image in the "LockScreen_Z" folder. I tried replacing that one with my image of choice, but when I logged out I got a blank blue background instead. I assume this is because I only replaced one of the two images.

    Anyone know why the second image isn't visible to me? I have hidden files set to shown, and I gave myself security access to LockScreen_Z, so I don't know why I shouldn't be seeing it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello DownhillCarver, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    See if this may help.

    Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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