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Why doesn't Windows 8.1 lockscreen slideshow work

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Why doesn't Windows 8.1 lockscreen slideshow work


    Hi, When I select a pictures folder for a slideshow lockscreen in Windows 8.1 it doesn't let me do it.
    It says "You need more than one picture to show in your slideshow"

    I have tried with many different folders such as Sample pictures and custom folders with no luck.

    I have looked at other websites for solutions to this but the solutions on other websites don't work.

    Thanks in advance for helping.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Does the folder you selected to use with the slide show have more than one image file in it like in the screenshot under step 5 in Option One below?

    Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello James, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Does the folder you selected to use with the slide show have more than one image file in it like in the screenshot under step 5 in Option One below?

    Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
    Yes it does it has 5 photos in
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  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I asked microsoft, they connected to my computer and got me in a safemode loop. Luckily I sorted the safemode issue but the slideshows not fixed
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. What size and type of files are they?

    Please go and post some screenshots of what you see in the steps to see if it may help reveal anything.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Microsoft said the files are fine. I've noticed some of the options from this page are not showing in my PC Settings. Microsoft said my registry may be missing some settings for the lock screen but they said they can't fix it
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, create a new user account, sign in to the new account, and see how the lock screen slide show works for that account. This will tell us if it's just an issue with your current account, or a system wide issue for all accounts.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I added another account and the same issue occurs on that account. It must be a system wide issue
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  9. #9


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Its definitely not the actual photos causing the issue because i have tried many different photos
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, let's see if running a sfc /scannow command may help if it's a corrupted or modified system file at fault.

    If this just recently started to happen and was working fine before, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before it did this to hopefully undo and fix it.

    If all else fails, then you could always refresh or reset Windows to fix it, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.
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