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Changing Default Lock screen

  1. #1


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Changing Default Lock screen


    HI I have 2 users here on win8 RTM enterprises both have their own lockscreens but sometimes if the system didn't shutdown properly (maybe) a default screen / image appears how can I change that ?

    p.s is it possible to change logon screen (which has all the users)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    I was working on that on Win8 Pro.
    2 users, different lock screens, but neither shows, it shows the default spire one. Hate that one

    they are located in C:\Windows\Web\Screen which is owned by trustedinstaller. I would not change that, by trying to take ownership of the folder.
    So I am trying to figure out how to get this to stop.

    Took ownership of the individual files one at a time (only way i could) and moved them out.
    Did this for both users. Then deleted, C:\Users\UserID\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\LockScreen_U
    You will see several depending on how many different ones you have tried. It is a cache only and they will be recreated. so it's ok to delete them.

    Didn't work. so they are cached elsewhere as well. I didn't work on it very long, but will.
    I am sure someone will come up with a better alternative.
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  3. #3


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    hey thanks for the update mate, will wait for a proper working method.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64


    I'd like to get the autumn leaves lockscreen that was in RP. I don't have RP installed any more, and a quick search through the .iso (expanded) didn't locate it. Anyone know where I can find the file containing that background?
    TIA.
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  5. #5


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    this one ? :

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-58VbRXlAGv...-1920x1080.jpg

    searched via google images.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64


    Thank you, but that isn't the one. The one I'm looking for has a few autumn coloured vine leaves in the top RH quarter. The one you linked is a nice one - I'll store it!
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    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64


    Thank you, but that isn't the one. The one I'm looking for has a few autumn coloured leaves in the top RH quarter. The one you linked is a nice one - I'll store it!
    I just found the one I wanted at

    Download Windows 8 Release Preview Themes for Windows 7 | 7 Tutorials

    but it is only 180KB so not very good resolution.
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  8. #8


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    if I had the RP ISO then I would use Virtual Box or VMWARE to install it and copy the wallpaper
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    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro
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  10. #10


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64


    Thanks, that's somewhat better resolution than the one I found
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