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Why doesn't Windows 8.1 lockscreen slideshow work

  1. #11


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I did the sfc /SCANNOW earlier and it fixed some corrupt files but not all.

    The CBS.log file says it couldn't fix some AMD64 files.

    The issue started when I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.
    The slideshow lockscreen was introduced in 8.1 but I guess I could probably go without it. My computer is never locked much anyway so I'm sure if its not an easy fix I won't bother. Thanks for your help but refresh/reset isn't really what I want to do.

    You never know but Windows 8.1 Update 1 might fix the lockscreen issue but if it doesn't I will cope without it.
    I guess I will have to wait till April 8th to find out.

    By the way, I will reply again tomorrow because where I live its late night so I'm going to sleep.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you might try the DISM command in the note box of the SFC tutorial to see if it may allow SFC to repair the rest of the files, and hopefully the slideshow.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I did the DISM command and it said it fixed everything. I restarted Windows and ran the sfc /SCANNOW command and it said:
    "Windows Resource protection did not find any intergrity violations"


    The lockscreen slideshow issue remains though

    I will restart again and it might be fixed.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Still not working after restart
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  5. #15


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That stinks. I'm not sure what's left to do other than to refresh or reset Windows to fix it.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Would a refresh loose my Windows 8.1 and put me back to Windows 8 (I upgraded through the windows store) and remove my paid software (with 1 use product key)?
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