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unable to customize lock screen, start screen, account picture

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 professional Edition

    unable to customize lock screen, start screen, account picture

    i m unable to change my windows 8 appearance as this menu is disable in my windows can anyone please help me as i m new to windows 8 ?
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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    If you're using the official release of Windows 8 Enterprise trial, you'll need to activate it. PC Settings doesn't have an entry to Activate, so you'll need to go to the Desktop to do so. The little Action Center icon on the lower right hand side (a little flag) should have a red X. Click on it, and it should say you need to activate. Do so, and you'll get those customizing features unlocked.

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  3. #3

    London, United Kingdom
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 RTM Pro - 64 bit - Build 9200

    You Need to get an official release of Windows 8 at :Download Windows 8 Release Preview
    The Product Key is: TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF For The English Version.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    I customised the lock-screen in the Enterprise RTM, with some interesting results.

    On one of my HDDs is a pic of Rhona Mitra dressed as Lara Croft (and, IMO, looking
    better than A. Jolie!), so I decided to use that as the lock-screen pic.

    Well, Windows decided that I only needed to see the bits between neck and navel
    so this is what it gave me.....

    I'll crop/resize later to make it fit properly.


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  5. #5

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    Windows 8 professional Edition

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    attached snapshot clearly shown that my copy of windows is activated but i donno whats wrong with my pc settings :/
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  6. #6

    Posts : 70
    windows 8 pro 64-bits

    same here problem is when i click in pc setting and personlise to change the start up screen then whole options like 'browse' etc is covered in semi white layer and canot be clicked any where . so what is the problem help
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  7. #7

    I had the same problem on another system. I looked for driver Windows 8 updates for the video card and could find none. So just as a test I took the video card from another computer running Win8 and replaced it. I was then able to change the settings, they were nolonger "faded out".

    So I'd suggest replacing the video card or see if the drivers can be updated.... Worked for me....
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