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Unable to change account picture or lock screen. All users

Q: Unable to change account picture or lock screen. All users

Hello! First post on this fantastic forum which has sorted me out a number of times. However I can't find a solution for this issue , so I hope someone can help me!

Following a rollback to 8.1 after installing the full release of Windows 10 I've been unable to change the account pictures, lock screens or picture passwords for any user. I've tried the following.

Create new userRegistry change and GPE change Unable to change the image on the Lock Screen "'Lock Screen - Microsoft CommunityDeleting account pictures folderTaking ownership of, and deleting C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemDataRunning sfc /scannow, several times after checking component store for corruption

It's driving me a bit nuts now! If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful!

Thanks

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I got this error message "Setting the account picture failed, please try again". I need to know how to fix this, i got this error after i browsed the pic i wanted to use, if you guys know how to fix this thing, I'll thank you here's the screenshot, I'm not using a pirated copy of this OS, please help!

A:Can't change account picture / lock screen's picture

I don't know what may happen,but I think it worth to try:
First of all, go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
and copy the Default Account Pictures folder and then rename it to any name,after this open the original Default Account Pictures folder and delete the picture and the data file which belong to the user and try to change accaunt picture

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I m running windows 8.1 pro. Please help me to solve this trouble.

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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 ?

A:unable to customize lock screen, start screen, account picture

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.

Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.

Any ideas?

A:Unable to change User account picture

Hello Tally,

You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.

If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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these instructions provided my Microsoft itself couldn't be further from the truth. It says on your Office 365 settings page, to click the photo icon, but there is no photo icon on the page at all. Nowhere in sight do I even see any trace of a photo icon to change. On my personal info page, it shows a generic picture icon, but it is not clickable or changeable! How do I change it? Because Microsoft's instructions are incorrect

A:unable to change Office365 account picture

Instead of trying in Office, go to your Microsoft account instead. https://account.microsoft.com/aboutFrom there sign in with your Microsoft credentials. Then in the upper right corner you'll see your 'missing' avatar use the pulldown to choose settings. Then on the right side you'll see the Hello greeting. Click the blank image circle and change it there. That will then update to all your Microsoft services.

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I have a feeling that I need to be a admin to change this feature. I can't understand why. 

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I changed the picture for my lockscreen, but it is still that ugly abstract thing. Not sure what to do.

A:Lock screen picture change not taking effect?

Hi,
Thats a very common problem with Windows 8 users, before we start i just need to ask you one question:
_Change your account picture and see if it changes and tell me the results.
Alex.

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hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.

A:not able to change user account picture,log in screen

Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...

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When I go to the charms bar> Settings> Change PC settings, I can't change the lock screen wallpaper. If I click on browse, this happens below, and it freezes. I've tried the same thing for changing the profile pic, and again it freezes.

Please help?

A:Can't change account pic or lock screen wallpaper?

Hello Defski,

You would need to turn off the lock screen slide show since you only have one image. This will stop the error message in your screenshot above.

Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what it does when you try to change your user account picture. For now, see if anything in the tutorial below may be able to help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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Hi everybody,

I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?

My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).

Thanks!

A:can not change user account picture on logon screen

I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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I am aware of a group fix where you can force Windows 8 and Windows 8 Enterprise to change the default lock screen. However, this doesn't seem to be applicable to Windows 8.1. Is there any method to change the guest account lock screen? The default one it is using is painful to look at, and while this isn't a critical problem, it's annoying when I boot up and am confronted with its mass of colors rather than my desired lock screen.

I would like to see this:

Rather than this:
Thanks for any help!

A:How to change guest account lock screen in Windows 8.1

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i tried to change lockscreen wallpaper several times but i couldn't make it even noe i cant enable battery saver and use right side keys num keys

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Hello, I am pretty good with computer but I have ran in to a problem I just can't fix. The operating system will not let me change the lock screen background mode from Windows Spotlight to something else. I have searched for an hour without any luck. My laptop has had a history of breaking down. The first time was hard drive failure and I have lost all my data. The second time I needed to repair was when the computer got so slow it was unusable and eventually got blue screens at boot And I needed to reinstall the operating system. When I try to go to edit the setting it is grayed out and on the top it says Some settings are managed by your organization" I am not apart of any organization and I am the only user on the computer with Administrator privileges. I would be very happy if you could help me with this, thanks in advance!

A:Unable to change lock screen background mode.

I have a very similar problem as this with my lockscreen which I've been trying to fix for about a week. I have seen that it seems many have similar problems so it may be a common windows error. For a while my lockscreen was the default red rock formation but only half of it showed as the bottom half was black. Now, when waking from sleep or restarting, My lock screen will be all black when I wake it up like it's trying to load a picture but cant. I can't click through to the sign in screen so I have to wait but it eventually just goes to the signin screen. Attempting to go to personalization>lockscreen grays settings out without going to the lockscreen option and then I just have to close settings. I tried Deleting all files in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Loca lState\Assets and turned off sync for themes and windows settings and windows spotlight was working fine with new images last night and this morning but now it's back to the same thing. I get a security warning when selecting all files in the above folder and right clicking also.

Clicking personalization>lockscreen screenshot

Security warning in windows spotlight folder

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The title says it all, almost...

I'm able to see a 24-hour time format on the user-based Lock Screen for Windows 8.1x64 on my personal laptop, but upon logging out of my account, the lock screen returns to a 12-hour time format for the system default lock screen. I have tried every option that I know of, from RegEdit to Lock Screen Customizer from WinAero.

If I need to upload screenshots, then I may have a problem, as I don't know that there is a way to upload a screenshot from the Default Lock Screen...

Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.

Silverhand92

A:Default Lock Screen: Unable to Change to 24 Hr Format?

Hi, is this what you are looking for? If not, in PC settings there is something similar to this that might help with the lock screen issue. Hope all goes well.
Btw to take a screenshot in Windows 8.1, you can press the Windows key and print screen key (PrtSc) at the same time which will dim the screen and save the picture to a folder named screenshots in Pictures.

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Two similar events have happened to me recently, all while logged into windows; I use only one account on this pc. On both occurrences the Screen flashes black; after that, in particular the first occurrence i was not able to access the admin account via
UAC; Group policy is set to ask for password upon elevation, good and well, but the password dialogue box said that the admin account was locked out. After rebooting, I was unable to login, with the exact same error appearing; A system restore fixed this issue.
Unfortunately I did not note the exact string of the error, and I see no references to it in event log except for this " Event 6000 The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification event."  However
the error "description" was quite different error on this second occurrence.
Here are some event errors that occurred during the first error:
Nvidia GTX 660 turned off momentarily and turned on again; sound card was disabled at the same time; crashing adobe premiere

Faulting application name: Adobe QT32 Server.exe, version: 12.0.1.69, time stamp: 0x5a4de952
Faulting module name: QuickTime.qts_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x5668a2c5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x6059cd89
Faulting process id: 0x4a4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3cccd1782c182
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018\32\Adobe QT32 Server.exe
Faulting module ... Read more

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Two similar events have happened to me recently, all while logged into windows; I use only one account on this pc. On both occurrences the Screen flashes black; after that, in particular the first occurrence i was not able to access the admin account via
UAC; Group policy is set to ask for password upon elevation, good and well, but the password dialogue box said that the admin account was locked out. After rebooting, I was unable to login, with the exact same error appearing; A system restore fixed this issue.
Unfortunately I did not note the exact string of the error, and I see no references to it in event log except for this " Event 6000 The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification event."  However
the error "description" was quite different error on this second occurrence.
Here are some event errors that occurred during the first error:
Nvidia GTX 660 turned off momentarily and turned on again; sound card was disabled at the same time; crashing adobe premiere

Faulting application name: Adobe QT32 Server.exe, version: 12.0.1.69, time stamp: 0x5a4de952
Faulting module name: QuickTime.qts_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x5668a2c5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x6059cd89
Faulting process id: 0x4a4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3cccd1782c182
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018\32\Adobe QT32 Server.exe
Faulting module ... Read more

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Hello,

I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

A:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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hie guys. i'm newbie here "
i have a problem when want to change account picture.
when i click browse. nothing will pop-up or happen
what the problem ?
can you guys help me ?

A:problem to change account picture.

You might not have any photos in your pictures folder yet.

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My issue is that I have an old picture attached to my <g class="gr_ gr_40 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="40" id="40">hotmail</g> account that
is viewable when sending emails. I have tried adding new photos these do not seem to overwrite this old existing picture. This picture still shows up in the sent mail how can I remove this picture from my account?

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The is no picture in my eser account.

Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.

Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.

How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick

A:how to change user account picture

Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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On a fresh install of Win 7 Pro 64bit, I can't change my account picture via the control panel. I had to manually copy my desired picture into the directory where the other images are stored. I tried registering nusrmgr.cpl and it fails to load because it's not on my computer. Is there a way to extract it out of my Install DVD?

A:nusrmgr.cpl won't load, can't change my account picture

I am trying to learn everything about 7 so can you give more specifics about what your problem was?

in the control panel you couldn't change the image? did you choose an image from your Harddrive?
give me more information.

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My Windows 8.1 machine has only one interactive account - the built-in "administrator" account. It is just an internal file- and media-server without a monitor, which is accessed exclusively through Remote Desktop.

I would like to change the "user picture" associated with that built-in admin account. Trying to do it the "usual" way - through Control Panel -> User Accounts - does not work. Apparently, user picture selection is handled by a Metro app. And Metro apps are not launchable from the built-in admin.

Most likely there are workarounds. I can try using that hack that enables Metro apps under the built-in admin. Or I can add another interactive admin account and try changing the picture of the built-in admin from that other admin. I don't know whether any of these will work, I haven't tried yet.

But is there a more straightforward way to set the user picture for an account? Like copy the picture file to some folder or something like that?

A:How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

Best practice is to not use the built in Administrator account for general use. Create an admin level account for daily use and leave the built in account for emergencies. If you have only one account and for some reason you cannot log into it you will have no access, no easy way to solve the problem. Having an alternate account makes this much easier.

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sir/madam
I am a windows 8 pro user and my windows is fully activated but still when I go to P.C SETTINGS  I am not able to change my account picture, lock screen & start screen
display, So kindly help me.
Regards
utkarsh chandel

A:not able to change the account picture..my Windows 8 pro is activated..please help

I was able to solve it by taking control of the "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures" folder, or in some cases "C:\...\Default Account Pictures"

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today i need to run task sheduller its runing but i got an error message like that:this not a valid account name(i translete it bad i know)



this notebook is new a week ago i installed vista.when i install vista my account name was nonpasaran but later i changed it from control panel with another one.But now i turn it nonpasaran again but task sh. error didin't fix.I tried change the name C:users/nonpasaran folder but i couldn't rename it.Help me please
i also tried taking ownership of C:users/nonpasaran folder but don't worked

A:i cant change my account name at the C:users section

Did you do the following?

Open the Control Panel by clicking the "Start" menu and then selecting "Control Panel" in the right column. Search for User Accounts by typing "user accounts" into the search bar at the upper- left corner of the control panel. Select the "Make Changes to Accounts" option under the heading "User Accounts." Select "Change Your Name" and type in the new user name for the account and then press "Change Name." The changes will take effect the next time you log in.

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I have a picture on my mail account I want to change. It is Yahoo Premium. How do I change it?
 

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Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.

Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.

A:Change user account picture via command line

I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.

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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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Does anyone know where that "default" lock screen picture in the windows eight consumers preview actually is on the disc? (The picture of the road winding across the plains into the far away snow-covered mountains...)

I would like to use it as my lock screen image in my new install of Windows 8 Pro, But I can't find the actual image anywhere on my hard drive ? Can anyone help?

A:Lock screen picture

Hello Philippo,

That image should be in the folder below in the Windows 8 CP. It's not in the Windows 8 Pro version anymore.

C:\Windows\Web\Screen

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a desktop and laptop, both are Windows 10 Pro, both are version 1607 and both are build version 14393.222 and both are fully updated. So why are the lock screens showing different pictures? On the laptop is show a nice Fall picture and on my desktop is showing some seascape picture.

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Hi, would just like to know if it is possible to have a gif on the lock screen instead of a picture?

A:Is it possible to have a gif on the lock screen instead of a picture?

Hi Josbeph,

I was curious and found THIS. I only briefed it, so I'm not certain if it works with the 'lock screen' image or not, however there is some info about the "Smart Screen." I did read something about using your own images "at regular intervals," which I kow is not what you were looking for, but I did not read through everything. It's also for Win-8.1, but I would suspect if it has that option, then Win-10 might as well.

It mentioned THIS program to help.
B1rd

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I have the same picture on my desktop as on my lock screen.
The one on the desktop looks ok but the one on the lock screen is cropped at the top and bottom.

Any ideas what to do with the one on the lock screen??
James

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Kinda having an odd issue. I use the windows spotlight to set my lock screen. So that it changes about once a day automatically. But when I reboot the computer, it reverts back to some old lock screen image I set manually a couple months ago. If I login to the PC and lock it again, then it will go back to the spotlight image. Not a huge deal, just thought this was odd.

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After Upgrading to the new W10 platform download last weekend I now have the following issue: My sign in screen picture is no longer available. From the Lock Screen tab in settings I choose my own picture to display. The picture I have selected appears in the correct picture box in settings but when I restart my PC the startup page picture is one of Microsoft's own & mine is nowhere to be seen. I go back into settings/Lock Screen & there is my picture for all to see. I have tried both combinations of "Show Lock Screen Background On the Sign-In Screen" but the result is the same. Any ideas? merlin

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This is not the individuals Lock Screen
This is the lock screen when you have multiple users created on a single Windows 8 System and they are all logged off

The default is the Spire Background. I want to change this but can not find it's location

I tried renaming and deleting the image from C:\Windows\Web\Screen ,, this did not work
ie; I copied a wallpaper over and gave it the same name as this one,, it is img100.jpg


A registry key pointing to something embedded

I did a search in Registry for img100.jpg but came up empty.

Still Searching

A:Default Lock Screen with multiple users

Any one know what I am referring to?
Any ideas at all?

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Hi,

Im trying to change the way users log in to windows xp pro. The machine is an IBM T41

I go into the account settings>select logon and logoff options and then i get the following error...

A recently installed program has disabled the welcome screen and fast user switching. The following file name may help you identify the program that made the change: msGina.dll

This machine was loaded 11Months ago and I cannot see any out of the usual software which could be causing the conflict.

I have searched online and no where is giving a definitive answer.

I did try replacing the msGina.dll file from another machine but it did not make a difference,

Would be much appreciated if anyone can lend me a hand in solving the problem.

Cheers.

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Sounds silly I know, but my PC has Finnish () windows and language is well, like sandscript. I understand little. They even change the words so you cannot simply find System, or File, or System Restore. They used completely different words so cannot translate.

Anyway, as of yesterday we cannot change users. We both have log on screens, but who ever logs on first (no Problem) cannot then "Change User". When you click on change user it looks OK, says it is Loading your preferences, but nothing appears, just wall paper.

Oh we have visitors who have been playing on PC. I cannot even find system restore to try to go back 3 days.

Any Ideas

A:Xp Home Edition Unable To Change Users.

Well. if i were you, i would try the sfc /scannow method to see if its your windows files that are corrupt.Steps can be found hereIf that doesn't work. I would try to repair the XP installation. You can find steps to do this hereHope this info helps you out

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Hey everyone

Not going to explain my entire life on here, just a little question.
I want my laptop to have a nice dark theme to it
I have very sensitive eyes and normal brightness hurts very quickly.
So the only way i was able to nicely darken the screen, was to select one of the high contrast themes that comes preloaded with windows 8

and with a darkish desktop background, i think i did pretty well, I will try to post a picture up here so you can see what im talkng about, but im not sure if it will work

so anyway, i locked out of the computer, and took a look at the lock screen and it is this horrid looking dark blue purplish background, almost made me puke. Then i found out that you can change the background image

but

not for high contrast themes.

is there ANY way around this?
I dont care about the contrast, i just want a darker screen, and the only way i was able to achieve such freedom to change window colors and general colors was by selecting the high contrast theme and fiddling around with it.

I saved it as my own theme but theres no tricking this device, it still counts it as high contrast.

Does anybody know if i have any options around this? I have looked around for similar incidents, but nothing has come up yet.

any input is valued, friends

happy holidays.

A:Custom lock screen picture under High Contrast theme

Hello Ernastovich,

You should be able to select and use and image you like for your lock screen.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

OR

Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Since 10041, Welcome screen during startup has no picture. It's there if you sign off and on, but not on Welcome. Anybody else with this?

A:No account picture on welcome screen

I only see the Welcome screen for a split second but the picture is there.

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I'm sure this is possible. Right now in my Screen Saver settings I have unchecked the "on resume, display logon screen" checkbox. In my power settings, I have set the laptop to turn off the display after being idle for 10 minutes. However, everytime the display turns off for some reason it still locks the screen. What gives!?

(system: Vista Business x86)

A:How to turn off display when idle, but NOT lock screen (switch users)?

There have been issues with this, and I can't remember what the solution was, but there's an extremely simple workaround (if you don't use a screen saver): set the wait time to a very high number (like 9999 minutes). It will never lock again.

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I can't figure why I get the generic gray circle with the person on it on my welcome screen when my computer starts up. My account shows my picture as a gold fish. My computer was set to auto login before I made the switch from windows 8.1 and upgraded to 10 and has been logging in with out my entering password since then just like the way I want it does anyone have any thoughts on the welcome screen thing?

A:Account picture does not show on welcome screen

Oh I'm bad its probably because I used that command thing to turn off the password log in.

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In one small client installation  about 100 computers / 120 users , This happens on several windows 7 machines, I have read articles where this happens but from an untrusted domain.  This is all 1 small single site domain with a windows 2008 and
2008R2 DC   only fix thus far is to remove all security updates from may 2016 to present.  DCdiag and netdiag report no issues  dns has no issues.  expect this is a windows glitch   Is there a patch out for this?
Craig


Craig

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How do I lock my screen without locking my account?

I'm in a situation where I have a landlord entering my unit without permission. I have a monitor with a webcam that has surveillance features but if I lock my account it disables itself. I found a site online that said you could select None as a screen saver and require a Password on return but that failed to work on my system. Any suggestions?

A:I need to lock my screen without locking my account.

Since your account is password protected, what if you create a limited-user account with no access to files or applications except the webcam?

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

A:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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I was working on a friends computer yesterday and when I tried to get into Users Accounts the screen comes up blank, just white space. Any suggestions as to why that might happen?

He also has a printing problem. In IE and Outlook Express when you click on File - Print nothing happens. The printer is properly installed and set as the default and he can print from Word. I don't know whether or not these two problems are related or not.

Any suggestions?

He is running XP Home and has SP2 installed. He's not sure if these problems started after SP2 arrived or not.

Thanks

theolddog
 

A:Blank Users Account screen

Try booting in safe mode and logging in as Administrator. You can then see if the user accounts appear or are really gone.
 

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I had to do an Hp reset of my Notebook PC because of irrational behaviour. Everything was extremely slow and pages were jumping to other pages. After the Reset I now get an error message on my lock screen login page that says "This administrator account has been disabled please refer to administrator. I am the only administrator or User period on my PC. I can then click ok and login to my same regular administrator account. I cannot however change my lock screen photo any longer. Before the Reset I had a photo there. When doing the Reset I saved all my personal files and data.

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