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cannot change lock screen theme

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    cannot change lock screen theme


    after opening setting and going to personalize and selectimg pc and devices the screen shifts back to the start screen..no opportunity to select lock screen

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Here is a tutorial containing several alternative ways to do that:

    Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

    However, I'm more concerned about why your PC is behaving that way. Is anything else not working? Did you do anything significant right before you noticed this issue? Did it ever work?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello abc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change your lock screen background for now.
    To try and fix this, see if running a sfc /scannow command may help.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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