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Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

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  • I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?

    i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder, in my laptop

    how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:05 AM

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  • Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:33 AM
  • Use this 3rd party tool to set the lock screen picture:

    Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1
    http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.211

    It allows you to change the following options of the Lock Screen:

    the background image of the default Lock Screen;
    the background color of the default Lock Screen;
    date language;
    time format (12/24 hours)
    enable verbose logon messages (see video below);
    disable Lock Screen.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:12 AM
    Answerer
  • Use this 3rd party tool to set the lock screen picture:

    Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1
    http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.211

    It allows you to change the following options of the Lock Screen:

    the background image of the default Lock Screen;
    the background color of the default Lock Screen;
    date language;
    time format (12/24 hours)
    enable verbose logon messages (see video below);
    disable Lock Screen.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    This is ridiculous. This is feature within 8.1, and it isn't working properly so the response is to download a 3rd party application? How about the problem is actually fixed? 
    Friday, November 08, 2013 11:51 PM
  • Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

    The issue of the OP isn't how to set the Start screen background. It's the LOCK SCREEN, and I'm experiencing the same issue when attempting to, under PC & Devices>Lock Screen, to set either a pre-loaded or custom image. The load swirl just runs and runs and you never given a preview of the lock screen and the lock screen image you choose doesn't apply.

    Better answers would be appreciated. 

    Friday, November 08, 2013 11:54 PM
  • I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?

    i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder, in my laptop

    how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

    Here is a much more helpful link then the unhelpful ones below:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/pc-devices-crashes-with-win-81/a498863b-75bb-4dd2-9ca3-206320df0c60

    Friday, November 08, 2013 11:55 PM
  • I had the same problem.

    In the registry, check the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

    In my case the entry NoLockScreen didn't exist, so I had to create it, setting it to 0.

    NoLockScreen DWORD

    0 = Enable lock screen
    1 = Disable lock screen

    That fixed my problem.

    I hope it helps

    Monday, February 03, 2014 12:55 PM
  •  

    open command prompt
    type: sfc /scannow
    5-10 min scan
    try changing your lock screen picture
    hope this helps 

    • Proposed as answer by Ryan Cairns Friday, October 17, 2014 8:43 AM
    Thursday, February 06, 2014 1:26 AM
  •  

    open command prompt
    type: sfc /scannow
    5-10 min scan
    try changing your lock screen picture
    hope this helps 

    This has solved my problem, thank you! :) 
    Friday, March 07, 2014 1:18 PM
  • i dont understand setting it to 0 

    write in an understanding way

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:33 AM
  • i dont understand setting it to 0 

    write in an understanding way


    h
    Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:34 AM
  • Thnks it wrkd! i'm usng windows 10 tech preview
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:10 PM
  • I had the same problem.

    In the registry, check the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

    In my case the entry NoLockScreen didn't exist, so I had to create it, setting it to 0.

    NoLockScreen DWORD

    0 = Enable lock screen
    1 = Disable lock screen

    That fixed my problem.

    I hope it helps

    thankyou so much, that worked perfectly :D
    Monday, January 18, 2016 11:24 AM