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can't change lock screen in W8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    can't change lock screen in W8.1


    Like the title says, when I go to pc settings and click on a picture to change the lock screen it changes but when I log off I have the same lock screen. Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello usmc362,

    In Windows 8 and 8.1 there are two "Lock" screens.

    • The user lock screen is the one that displays when a user locks the PC while still signed in to Windows, and when the user is selected on the sign in screen, times out, and returns to the lock screen. Each user is able to change their lock screen background image to an image of their choice.
    • The default Lock screen image is the one that displays when there are no users currently signed in to Windows or selected on the sign in screen.

    It sounds like you may need to change the default lock screen.

    Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks I appreciate your help.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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can't change lock screen in W8.1
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