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Personalize Suddenly Greyed Out

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro w/ Media Center 64bit

    Personalize Suddenly Greyed Out


    Hello everyone!

    I scoured the forums and found people with similar issues but none of their solutions would work.

    I setup a Lock Screen picture through PC Settings/Personalize in Windows 8 last week on my laptop and it synced perfectly to my desktop as well. But yesterday I noticed my lock screen picture was not active when I opened my laptop it went straight to my picture password.

    The lock screen picture still is functional on my desktop when it awakes from sleep or a test lock. But it refuses to show up when my laptop comes up from sleep/lock. So I went into my laptop PC Settings under Personalize and it is showing this screen.

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    I cannot access any Group Policy stuff on my laptop since it is using Windows 8 (Home). But my desktop is using Windows 8 Pro (w/ Media Center). Both of my copies of Windows are already activated and I use my Microsoft Account to log on to both so everything will sync correctly.

    *Edit* All of my Group Policy information on my desktop is set to "Not Configured" so it shouldn't conflict with any prevention of settings on my laptop.


    I really like Win8 and this problem is a little silly and I'd like to correct it! Thanks for the help!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Seleen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to make sure that you have changing your lock screen enabled.
    In, addition, double check using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to make sure that you have the lock screen enabled.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro w/ Media Center 64bit


    Thanks a lot Brink!


    OPTION ONE: Enabling Lock Screen
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5763-lock-screen-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html

    It seems that the lock screen became disabled for some reason! Everything is working perfectly now, thanks again!

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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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