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I changed the logon screen wallpaper, but the default....

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041

    I changed the logon screen wallpaper, but the default....


    Hello,
    I added a wallpaper to my pictures folder, and I then used that as my logon screen wallpaper.
    However everytime I turn the computer off, and on the default rainbow wallpaper keeps coming on. If I restart or log off, my wallpaper shows. How can this be? Can anyone please help me?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 123
    Win8.1


    Sounds like you set the Desktop background picture but did not change the "Lock Screen". See this See pictures on the desktop, Start, and the lock screen - Windows Help
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041


    It was the logon lock screen that I changed, when I logoff, it works and it shows, when I restart it shows. But when I shut down and power back on it shows the rainbow wallpaper, and as soon as I logoff it shows the one I set, which is weird cause i can shut down again, and it will show the rainbow one.
    I have it saved in my pictures folder, not in my onedrive or any cloud.
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    Louisiana, USA
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 x64 OEM


    I think it's a glitch because mine does that too.. But I thought it was a fluke with the custom themes I'm running
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041


    Is there a way to maybe delete the rainbow logon lock screen wallpaper or maybe take my wallpaper and rename it to the one that the rainbow one is called and then just replace it? where could i find it in explorer?
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041


    I've even tried all this with the SystemData folder, problem changing windows 8.1 lock screen image
    I just dont get it, whats the point of even having the feature in Windows 8.1 if you cant really change it.
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041


    I finally found the solution, it was actually the very last comment in that link i posted from eightforums in my previous post above this one, and the solution was in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_MRcJNHzKc
    Thank you so much Eightforums, I always find an answer here!

    SOLVED!
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