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Lock Screen - Only "half" Updates

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Home

    Lock Screen - Only "half" Updates


    Hello! I'm using Windows 8.1 on my PC, Home Edition I believe. And I've run into a strange issue where I try and update the image for my Lock screen, but the only time I see the new image is when I shut down and start up my computer. Whenever I sign out of my account, the "old" lock screen is what appears. I've tried searching Google for solutions that have included looking in the Registry editor and manually resetting the System Data folder by deleting it and letting Windows make it new. However, the change clearly is saved in the system as it does show up when I start the computer up. Further, whenever I go to PC settings, it is always properly "set" to the new image, it simply doesn't show it when I sign out. Any idea what the problem might be?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Home


    To add a little to this. I also have Windows 8.1 on my Laptop, and it's hooked into the same account. When I "sign out" on my Laptop, the new lockscreen appears. This issue happens solely on the Desktop.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I had had the same issue ( 2 laptops ) and here is what worked for me:

    1. Disconnect from Microsoft account on your desktop PC.
    2. Turn Desktop PC off.
    3. sign in to laptop and make changes to your Microsoft account.
    4. reboot laptop to see if changes work.
    5. turn on PC and switch back to Microsoft account.
    6. reboot PC to see if things work.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Home


    By disconnect, do you mean "sign out" or actually remove the account?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Sign out. My guess is that you are using the same account for both computers and it's syncing to the laptop.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by ShankedS View Post
    By disconnect, do you mean "sign out" or actually remove the account?
    By disconnect I mean to switch back to local account.

    goto: start > PC settings > accounts > disconnect.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Home


    I tried and nothing has changed. I do thank you for the help though, and for being patient with me!
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