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    problem changing windows 8.1 lock screen image


    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!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    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
    Thanks so much! I will give these a try
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    You're quite welcome.

    Make sure you run the scannow 3 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    You're quite welcome.

    Make sure you run the scannow 3 times.
    No dice I'm afraid I did each scan, and both said there were no errors on my PC
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    Ugh!

    All updates installed?

    Check resolution. That may be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Ugh!

    All updates installed?

    Check resolution. That may be an issue.
    I remember that I had this problem even with windows 8.0 so I don't think it is an update issue, but maybe my install of Windows is just weird somehow.

    My screen resolution is 1400x900.

    Thanks again for your help
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    I found this: Cant Change Lock Screen Windows 8

    Try deleting that folder they're talking about, but leave it in your trash for possible return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I found this: Cant Change Lock Screen Windows 8

    Try deleting that folder they're talking about, but leave it in your trash for possible return.
    Okay, I gave it a try, but still no dice D:

    I must have some weird problem XD Thanks again for your help!
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    You're welcome.

    Did you look in event viewer for any faults?

    Anything in your Action Center by any chance?
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