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Default Lock Screen with multiple users

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    Default Lock Screen with multiple users


    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

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    Any one know what I am referring to?
    Any ideas at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    The default is the Spire Background. I want to change this
    Windows Charmbar -> Settings -> Change PC settings -> Personalize -> Lock Screen [-> Browse]
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    that's on the individual. If you are runnins Win8, create a second test user,, login to it, then make sure all users are logged out and you will see what I am referring to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    make sure all users are logged out and you will see what I am referring to
    Hm, then I see the Lock screen with the tower.
    How to change this Lock screen I have described.

    Or see this tutorial:
    Lock Screen Background Image - Enable or Disable Changing in Windows 8
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    That does not work and note..... force a specific default lock screen image

    Note: This setting only applies to domain-joined machines, or unconditionally in Enterprise and Server SKUs.

    Please also note,, this is not a LOCK Screen.
    It is a No Users are Logged into the system when multiple accounts are created on a Win8 System.
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    Hello Tepid,

    The only thing I can find for this is in the tutorial below, but again it's only for Windows 8 Enterprise.

    Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8
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    Thanks Brink, I tried that, and didn't work due to that reason.
    I also tried this,,, but did not work either....

    Group Policy Setting of the Week 39 – Always use custom logon background

    Still searching....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    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
    Are you talking about the Seattle Space needle image that when you click on sign out ? if so I already gave the steps how to change it:

    Sign out screen different from lock screen?
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Awesome,, thanks I was hunting for this everywhere... This works.

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

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

    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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