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Where is the Windows 8 lock screen images?

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    Posts : 36
    Windows 7

    Where is the Windows 8 lock screen images?


    How to change Windows 8 lock screen image manually? do not use the Control Panel, thank you.

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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Open the Charms bar on the right. Click on Settings and at the bottom click on Change PC Settings and you can browse for any picture to use.

    Jim
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    Posts : 36
    Windows 7


    No, i do not want to use PC Settings, only want to change it using program, thank you.
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    NEW DELHI
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 ultimate x86 & Windows 8 PRO 32bit


    YOU CAN CHANGE IT FROM THE CHARMS BAR ONLY..GO TO PC SETTINGS -> THERE IS AN OPTION OF PERSONALIZE
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Why is it so important you avoid using PC Settings to do it? It doesn't make sense to me why anyone would fight so hard to avoid using a simple settings panel.
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    London
    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 pro media centre 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gayxq View Post
    How to change Windows 8 lock screen image manually? do not use the Control Panel, thank you.
    I honestly don't get why you would want to find a work round for something that is so easily accessible?
    Simply bring up the charm bar Win-key+C or hover mouse pointer to the right of the screen, click setting the setting control panel pop's up hit personalize, Lock screen and browse for your dam image.
    IMO:The only reason I can thing of why anyone wouldn't want to do it this way is that section of windows is locked if this is the case support the company and pay for the product, its only right the when using the O/S for some time to come.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    You must agree that it was more simple to right click the desktop in all previous Windows version no ?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    You still can do that area 66, for the desktop wallpaper and so on. This guy's changing stuff for the "Metro" side, whose settings are all centralized under the "Metro" side as well. However, Trevers is right, you cannot change this stuff if you haven't activated your license key.

    If this guy is trying to avoid so hard to use the PC Settings panel to change the lock screen, it's possible it's because he's not activating his copy of Windows 8 and therefore is locked out of changing these settings.
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    maybe he's running on a netbook with a screen resolution way below the minimum required for metro?
    In which case he should just go back to Windows 7.


    Also: if you view the photo in the metro pictures app, you can do it from within that app.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Friends, I don't think activation resolves this issue. I have purchased and activated my copy of Win 8 pro, and despite doing this I am not able to change the lock screen image and set the user account picture. An error message is displayed on trying to change either of these - it is 'Lock Screen Error' and 'User Picture Error'. I had posted a query on the Microsoft support site too, but have not received any response.
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