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unable to customize lock screen, start screen, account picture


Sidd

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i m unable to change my windows 8 appearance as this menu is disable in my windows can anyone please help me as i m new to windows 8 ?
 

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    Windows 8 professional Edition

Coke Robot

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If you're using the official release of Windows 8 Enterprise trial, you'll need to activate it. PC Settings doesn't have an entry to Activate, so you'll need to go to the Desktop to do so. The little Action Center icon on the lower right hand side (a little flag) should have a red X. Click on it, and it should say you need to activate. Do so, and you'll get those customizing features unlocked.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8855-product-key-number-change-windows-8-a.html
 
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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    ASUS
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    AMD FX 8320
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    Crosshair V Formula-Z
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    16 gig DDR3
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    ASUS R9 270
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    1440x900
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    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
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    OCZ 500 watt
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    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
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conorcccc

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    Windows 8 RTM Pro - 64 bit - Build 9200
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    Samsung
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    8gb
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    Intel Core I5
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Kat

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I customised the lock-screen in the Enterprise RTM, with some interesting results.

On one of my HDDs is a pic of Rhona Mitra dressed as Lara Croft (and, IMO, looking
better than A. Jolie!), so I decided to use that as the lock-screen pic.

Well, Windows decided that I only needed to see the bits between neck and navel
so this is what it gave me.....

I'll crop/resize later to make it fit properly.

Maybe.

:D:D:huh:
 

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)
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    Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 'Super-Laptop'.
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    Intel Sandy-Bridge i7-2670QM quad-core
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    Acer
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    8GB DDR3
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    Intel 3000HD / Ge-Force GT555M 2 gigs
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    Realtek/5.1 Dolby built-in including speakers.
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    18.4" full-HD
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    1920x1024
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    2x750GB Toshiba internal, 1x500GB Seagate external, 1x2TB Seagate external, 1x640GB Toshiba pocket-drive, 1x640GB Samsung pocket drive.
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    I/R cordless.
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    Borderline pathetic.

Sidd

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Untitled.jpg

attached snapshot clearly shown that my copy of windows is activated but i donno whats wrong with my pc settings :/
 

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#6
same here problem is when i click in pc setting and personlise to change the start up screen then whole options like 'browse' etc is covered in semi white layer and canot be clicked any where . so what is the problem help
 

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    windows 8 pro 64-bits
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    1GB AMD

Omega1

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I had the same problem on another system. I looked for driver Windows 8 updates for the video card and could find none. So just as a test I took the video card from another computer running Win8 and replaced it. I was then able to change the settings, they were nolonger "faded out".

So I'd suggest replacing the video card or see if the drivers can be updated.... Worked for me....
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8