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The Start up screen

  1. #1


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1

    The Start up screen


    When I power up before I go to the login page I have a pic I set instead of the stuff that Microsoft has defaulted - an atomic bomb blast.
    I want to change it but cannot find how to do it either something is missing or I am not looking in the right place.

    Can someone shove me in the right direction please?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Does the screen look like this{minus the creature} ?---

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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    When I power up before I go to the login page I have a pic I set instead of the stuff that Microsoft has defaulted - an atomic bomb blast.
    I want to change it but cannot find how to do it either something is missing or I am not looking in the right place.

    Can someone shove me in the right direction please?
    Well this will get rid of the lock screen completely
    Click image for larger version
    I see your running Pro so you'll have access to gpedit.msc. for access elevated cmd prompt

    while your there check out the other Administrator templates, lots good settings there and lots safer than registry edits.

    To change the lock screen Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    David no mate it is when the machine first powers up ( I changed it from that Metro tower screen) and when I hit any key the login window shows up and Clint I will give that a go.
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  5. #5


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Ok I got the screen to not show at all - it goes straight to the login screen which is not exactly what I wanted but it will do for now until I get chance to have a fiddle around with it - thanks to you both
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The Start up screen
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