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Can't select Lock Screen Image

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Can't select Lock Screen Image


    Hey all,

    I can't seem to change my lock screen image, in the settings I have picked an image (or folder, i tried both) and all I get to see is my default color, no image.

    I have Windows 8.1.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Grandel, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Just to make sure, you are talking about the "Lock" screen in the link below....
    and not the "Sign-in" screen below? The sign-in screen only has the option for a solid color.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Lock Screen Settings


    Thanks a lot Brink, but unfortunately my problem still persists. I am not even able to see the default images on my lock screen (while I am logged in). I still only get to see a default color even though i specified to show an image. I attached a screenshot of my Lock Screen settings, perhaps you can spot something I have done wrong?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Lock Screen Settings.png  
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    I don't see anything wrong with them, and not sure why you don't see that lock screen background when you press + L while signed in.

    Has it always not shown, or just recently started with this issue?

    You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may help if there's a corrupted or modified system file at fault.

    If this did start recently and the SFC scan didn't help, then you could try a system restore using a restore point dated before this issue started.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Lock Screen Settings


    It has always been a solid color when I press WIN + L.

    Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I created another user account and deleted the original one?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    That shouldn't matter since the lock screen background is a per user setting and not global.
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