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Windows 8.1 Personalization stuck on Lock Screen Preview

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS

    Windows 8.1 Personalization stuck on Lock Screen Preview


    I want to change my Welcome Background but cant

    How to fix

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello MrIndeed, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you mean to change your default lock screen that displays when no users are signed in?

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


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello MrIndeed, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you mean to change your default lock screen that displays when no users are signed in?

    Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

    No, what I mean is I can not change my login backround...
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to change the color of your Sign in screen background. Changing the background to an image is not supported though.

    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to change the color of your Sign in screen background. Changing the background to an image is not supported though.

    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8
    No, im sure you can change the background of the login screen. I tried it before and it worked. But now I cant do it.
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  6. #6


    No, im sure you can change the background of the login screen.
    No, you can't. I think you're confusing the Lock Screen with the Login screen. You can change the background of the former -- instructions are provided in post #2 of this thread.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    No, im sure you can change the background of the login screen.
    No, you can't. I think you're confusing the Lock Screen with the Login screen. You can change the background of the former -- instructions are provided in post #2 of this thread.
    I tried it and it stats it only works for Windows 8. I have Windows 8.1
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    To change the default lock screen, you can use Option One below.

    Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

    To change your lock screen, you can use Option Two below.

    Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8
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  9. #9


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Is the setting greyed out? A screen shot would help.
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Did you do the "verify your identity on this PC"? If you don't, some of the customization options are locked out.
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