Is it possibly the Anniversary Update, which has blocked my possibilities to change the Lock Screen configuration? In Settings->Personalisation that whole option is greyed out today and I'm stuck with a lock screen, which I can't modify or change. Any help for this? Perhaps there is a registry change I could apply? I would be happy for any suggestion.
I've attached an image. My language is Swedish, but I guess that you will recognise the part of the Settings->Personalisation, which is shown.
Thanks in advance
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What I'm trying to do is to clone my display at workstation lock and switch to internal or external display at workstation unlock depending on the user.
I found a solution in another post : Locked computer dual monitor
The method 2 described seems to match my case but I can't manage to make it work... I created the tasks but nothing happen when I do Win+L...
Here is the description of the method :
METHOD 2: Scheduled Triggers
This workaround involves changing the display to duplicate screens when you lock your computer and changing it back to 2 screens when you unlock it.
To do this, we'll use task scheduler to run some command lines on a trigger. The triggers will be either unlock or locking of the computer.
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend to use two screens
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone to clone the screens
or we could also use
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal to use just one screen
So lets set this up
Create the First TaskOpen the task scheduler by typing taskschd.msc into RUN or SEARCH and pressing ENTER
Right Click on Task Scheduler (Local) and select 'Create Task'
In the Create Task Window Type a Name for first the task (e.g. Single Display Lock)
Type in a description (E.g. This task is triggered when Windows is locked and changes the display to a single display)
Tick the 'Run with Highest Privilages' Box
Change the 'Configure for' drop down box to "Win... Read more
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My lock screen images I select from my computer looks terrible.
Is there any way to set the image to fit, stretch, fill as with the desktop images????
Select one the same size as your resolution.
Or get Decor8 from Stardock:
After running the Windows 8.1 update 1 i cannot access the settings view for the lock screen. The problem is that when i click into it the settings app exits immediately. This is how i do:
1. Click settings in the right panel.
2. Clicks change PC settings.
3. Click PC and units.
4. This crashes......
I have tried to go into the settings through the bluetooth devices. This Works for all options but the Lock screen setting which also it the one that opens when clicking on PC and units.
I hope you can help me with this problem. I have attached 2 error logs to the post from this event.
There is a software which often changes the proxy settings so I decided to config the internet settings registry right to reject the proxy settings. But When I decided to delete this software and return the rights back, I suddenly found that I can not change
the proxy settings manually!
The detail is that I change the auto proxy url, to let my pc use a pac file and I don't want any softwares to change. However, when I decided to give the rights back and try to change the url back, it never success, and even the same when i'm sure I have
cleared this url in the whole registry, but it back, as it never changes!
I check the registry rights twice or more to make sure that the rights has given back, just like it originally should be. But it never works.
So the result is I have to clear and reinstall the WINDOWS 10 AGAIN!
Never should you save such information both in registry and somewhere I don't know! Or you should let these stuffs out of the ** registry!
I just installed a dvd rom, and the software automatically changed my display resolution.
Now my screen is so blurry, I cant even see enough to get into display and change my colors or resolution back to normal! Basically I'm trying to reset it with a blindfold on.
Is there a another way to change resolution without being in windows?
Any help would be great. Thanks!
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I would like to know how to go back to the previous settings for my lock screen, display, slideshow, colors, and sizes. I Keep trying different things and its not working and I don't want to lose some of the apps and do a recovery to default. Can you explain
it to me Please? Thank you I have windows 8.1
I have recently upgraded to windows 8 (clean install) and have become unable to use my Change PC Settings Option. The screen is totally messed up for some reason with most everything blacked out (see attached screen shot.) I have no idea, but it just all of sudden became this way.
I have a GTX 680 with 310.33 (latest) drivers installed.
Any help on this would be hugely appreciated! Thanks
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Running XP Home on a Sony Viao laptop, when ever I reboot the machine the screen saver I was using before the reboot changes to either the XP saver or switches to none, it even sometimes does both, first it uses xp and after that none. Any ideas? It's not a real big deal, just strange and a pain in the butt.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
I solved the problem, the problem is that the settings in the registry aren't being saved prior to a reboot. I followed the advice of an other problem where the screen saver didn't work at all and ran a script from Kelly's Korner and the problem hasn't returned.
I want to change the screen with 'load personal settings' when windows starts. The text should change, so either the text or the screen should change.
That screen shouldn't remain long enough for you to see it unless you just created a new User Account. Sounds like you may have a Profile loading problem - possibly malweare related. Any other symptoms?
Product number: C8B61PA#ABCModel: DV67216TX I want to conect to a seccond monitor using HDMI but the option is display devive on vga. How can I chjange this to HDMI.Please Help.
Hello TRUTH999 I'm afraid I don't understand your question. According to the specs, your laptop should have both a VGA and an HDMI port to connect to so adding an external monitor should be no problem.Specs Are you saying you are trying connect two external monitors and the monitors both only have VGA ports?If so, you would have to buy a converter to connect one of them. Here is an article that explains converting various video signals.http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001707.htm Is this what you are asking?Read other 1 answers
Have a older Gateway desktop operating on Windows XP Home edition.
My left hand side of my monitor has about 1" of screen not showing.Also resolution isn't correct.
Hello Wrenchman1, and welcome to TSG.
Has that particular monitor ever worked correctly on that particular computer and video controller? If so, have you installed or changed any hardware or software?
Running XP home on a dell computer with intel pentium 4 processor. We were running Yahoo Messenger, Firefox, Zone Alarm, and Glyph when it did this.
My girlfriend was trying to show me something on the settings of the computer, she closed all the windows without saving, (she did not click OK or APPLY) and when she walked away from the computer, the colors suddenly looked very similar to our 20yo MacII. Everything is very large, yet still because of the 4-bit color, very hard to read. I need to return the settings to normal, but when I try to adjust them through the control pannel, there does not appear to be a way to change the settings.
I am concerned we may have a virus, since said girlfriend recently downloaded "Glyph" (a game) from ArcadeTown.com. This game is supposed to be a free trial for an hour. So far it has played for a total of about 16 hours without running out of time. This is suspitious to me.
Update: I restarted the compy, and the problem just magically disappeared. This (http://oca.microsoft.com/en/response.aspx?SGD=0c4aa703-36b5-48bf-893e-fd296898968d&SID=531) was the result of the crash analysis. Anyone know what caused this problem? My Dell is still under warantee, should I complain to Dell about it and request new parts? Is this a software or hardware problem?
Hi fireincarnation, welcome to BC.Don't waste your time complaining to Dell. Since the issue no longer exists there is nothing they can or will do.If this continues to be a problem outside of playing "Glyph", you may want to consider a graphics driver update. Do not get them from MS if you decide to upgrade them.You may also want to check the games preferred color\resolution settings. You may be just out of it's range.This game is supposed to be a free trial for an hour. So far it has played for a total of about 16 hours without running out of time. This is suspitious to me.I downloaded (not installed) and scanned the game setup file using multiple detections and it came up clean.It isn't infected with a virus or trojan. Spyware or Adware is a different story but Arcadetown guarantees none of either.Read other 2 answers
Just curious if anyone knows of a quick way to change the power settings and/or screen saver without having to right click on desktop and choose properties. It's not that it's that hard to do it this way, but I was curious if there was some utility or batch file that could be created to quickly switch between settings.
Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
my dell laptop with microsoft windows xp has had the screen settings in the diplay mode locked up too large to be able to get to the resolution bar reset to a higher resolution so that i can work with my programs. I can move the program up or down just enough to see the two monitors but not any lower. I'v gone into the safe mode to try and change the resolution settings but this has not worked and i have tried to reset the computer in safe mode to an earlier date when it was working ok but upon retart the curser andhour glass is as large as my thumb.
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I run win7-64 and need to install XP. I made a space, and booted from the XP CD. After it loaded files, when starting, it crashed. I read on a forum I need to set the drive to compatibility mode (called legacy in my setup). It warns my OS may not boot.
What should I do? I'm afraid to change the drive setting and have Win7 not boot. But I need to get XP working. I do have two drives. Second is a backup, I could install XP on that, and set the second drive to legacy, and leave my primary drive's current settings.
Thought I'd get some advice before taking the dive.
Look at your BIOS .... storage controller .... what is the mode it is set? IDE or AHCI?Read other 8 answers
This should be an easy problem to solve, but I have been unable to figure it out...
On the windows login screen, right below my login name, there is a little note that says how many new mail messages I have- This however was set up by my ex-boyfriend under his hotmail account. I'd like to change it to one of my accounts if possible, (I primarily use a university based webmail account), and if I can't change it to anything but hotmail or msn then I would like to remove it.
I haven't been able to figure out where to find this setting.
Any ideas or help would be most appreciated.
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I have already clicked "Change settings that are currently available" but it still does not show it, restarted the PC and still same result.
Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
Power Plan: High Performance
System Model: HP Mini 110-3500
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Ever since upgrading to Windows 8.1 I haven't been able to change my update settings. The drop-down is greyed out and can't be clicked on. Above the drop down it says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator"
I've deleted my user account and created a new one, but the problem remains. I've unlocked the Administrator account, but even through that account the settings can't be changed. I'm not in a homegroup, as I've heard this could solve the problem and I've disconnected and reconnected my Microsoft account to my User Account to no avail.
Please help, Windows keeps updating and I don't have the bandwidth to continue this way.
I think there are threads on this subject. Haven't been able to find any one that solves my problem.
Hello C, and welcome to Eight Forums.
This sounds like a group policy has been set to prevent access to those settings. As you found out, this would be a global setting applied to all user accounts (new and old).
Please post a screenshot showing your Windows Update settings to help narrow down which policy it may be since there are a few for Windows Update.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
I'm looking for an open source solution to lock the settings on XP systems. I work in a school and students are constantly changing desktops, themes and appearances. It is getting pretty old to go around and reset this settings. Due to working in a school we have a limited budget, zero, so it must be open source or freeware.
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At my Church, we use a laptop for the words, but anyways, we want to know if we can lock the display settings in XP so that they will not change, because they have been changing lately, and we do not change them at all. I was hoping and praying that there is a freeware program that can either lock these settings so that they can not change or if there is a free way of locking these settings in the registry. We do not have any money, so we need a free solution to this problem. I would greatly appreciate any input!!! Thanks, Ethan
Doesn't anyone know what I am talking about...here...Please I am looking for someone to help me with my question...Read other 3 answers
HI all...I have a RAMDisk and I changed the location of my Internet Temp files to go there...I went in to Internet options, and used the "Move Folder" to change the path. However, every now and them it gets changed back to the default location without me knowing...I have a clean system, but I think one of my cleaners resets it to default. My Question is this: Is there a way to lock the settings after I have them set up the way I want them? Thanks for any help!!!!!!
The settings are "locked". They're just being "unlocked" by whatever software you're running that's making the change. Either uninstall it or reconfigure it. Or manually change it every time you run that application.
I have a HP 990 installed on a home network. While trying to print from a old windows program that uses default fonts it printed real small. HP tech support suggested installing the drivers from a 550. I did, now whenrver I try to access printer settings, it locks and only lists winfax and the 550. I have tried numerous ways to delete the 550 to no avail. Even re- installed win 98 se. The 990 is listed as a printer option if I try to print from word, and it prints, but if I select the 550 it locks and I get the error:
SPOOL32 caused a stack fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 017f:bff7a2a1.
I have recently encountered a user that will just not stop messing with the print settings from her computer which screws up everyone else's printing. We have a PDC that uses windows 2000 AD. Is there a security policy of any sort that can prevent her from doing this. Or is there even a local security policy that will prevent her from going into the properties of her printer settings. She is a XP user. Thank you in advance for any help that you can give.
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Well, I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop, but was wondering if there is a way to lock the screen brightness.
The reason being is that family members constantly mess with the brightness and sometimes leave it at 100% when using the battery. I basically want to extend the life of the battery if it is possible by disabling or locking the screen brightness at a certain level.
Sure, you could specify a default setting for them in group policy (gpedit.msc), at the location below.
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Power Management -> Video and Display Settings
Hope this helps,
I cannot keep the same settings on my toolbar. I have to unlock and lock the toolbar settings after every reboot. This problem seems to have started after I installed CallingID Link Advisor software, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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My DEFAULT settings
in OE 6 will not remain in DEFAULT SETTINGS in
Because of this problem--it keeps cutting me off from OE6 with ERROR messages and I must review and correct my settings. I click DEFAULT and APPLY after I correct my settings--but constantly it goes back to the improper settings. It also disables my MSGTAG program.
How can I get them to stay fixed?
In Outlook Express,
under Default Messaging Programs
does it read:
This application is the default mail handler?
If not, click on the Make Default button.
If it does, do you have any other messaging program installed?
If not, download HijackThis version 1.99 and post a log here please.
When I lock my computer, it goes to sleep almost immediately despite changing all settings otherwise. I have tried the following:
Change power settings to "never sleep"
Set screen saver to "none" and turn off the "wait until x minutes to turn off display" option
Hibernate is off in the registry
I've altered the registry to add the "Console lock display off" option and then set it to many many minutes as per (Power Options - Add )
I've altered the inactivity limit using gpedit.msc also as per the comments section of the above link
None of these work. I am running the Windows 10 Anniversary build. AMD motherboard with Raedon R7 graphics card.
Any ideas of anything else to try? I don't want to fully disable the sleep command.
I would like to "lock down" the system restore settings after I set it up on my main hd. For some reason it gets changed by either my setup of "daily disk cleaner" or Ccleaner or some other program.
Any tips would be greatly apreciated
Usually these settings will not change after set unless you go back and change them again. What specific setting is being changed from what to what?
I have this odd error with changing the lock screen that's been driving me mad and I really don't want to have to reinstall just because of this.
Going to PC settings shows this screen:
Note how the lock screen tile is empty. Clicking on it brings me to this:
So no lock screen image choices are being shown to me at all. I can click "Browse" and select a new image, but nothing happens. Choosing a lock screen slideshow does nothing as well.
I've tried many, many things, from resetting libraries and messing with the SystemData folder (in fact, that's the only way that I can change my lock screen, by replacing images in the SystemData folder.) Deleting the SystemData folder to try and generate a clean one doesn't work.
Any suggestions? Could anybody provide me with a clean, default version of the SystemData folder?
Hi everyone, thanks for looking.
Im running into a particular problem that I cant seem to find the reasons or the settings.
I watch HBO GO (i have a valid subscription) on my Windows 7 Home laptop and use an HDMI cable to connect my TV.
If I leave the close the lid power option on hibernate, I must leave the laptop open and, when I connect the HDMI the TV, it becomes my monitor and I view as the monitor and watch anything full screen no problem.
I change the power option on the lid close to "do nothing". When the HDMI cable is hooked up, if the laptop is open it uses the laptop display, if its closed it displays through the HDMI/TV. This is perfect and exactly what I want.
I can watch as the monitor no problem HOWEVER, if I choose full screen, I get gray borders and the "Full Screen" is not full and just centered.
I can not for the life of me figure out why and Im going crazy.
Does anyone know why the power option would have an effect on this and what settings I could change?
Many Thanks in Advance!!!
Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.
I don't care how many times I set my Windows Explorer viewing settings to Name, Ascending I have files that move around in the window. I'm getting real sick of having to either use F5 or back out of the folder and come back in. Just because I open a file doesn't mean it should move to the end of the list. That's what is happening though. Every single one of these files was created exactly the same way but not all of them do it. And not all of the files moving are the same ones every time. It's only occasion files that move and not always the same files, it seems to be random.
I just know this is getting to be extremely irritating. So if anyone can tell me how to lock in my viewing preferences and keep them that way I would greatly appreciate it.
That is my problem as stated above.
You should be able to click/tap on the arrows above/below AM/PM, or click on AM or PM to select one like below.
Windows Update Active Hours - Change in Windows 10
That is my problem as stated above.
I don't want to have permission of this folder all I want to due is get it back the way it was to begin with. When I first click on Documents and Setting folder it said access denied right click went to properties ,click on it went to security tab to look at the permission went to advanced button click on it some how I did something when I got out of the folder, the folder icon no longer had a lock but a shortcut on it. When I went back into properties the next time and to security tab it no longer had the same information. On the screen was Objet Name C:/Documents and Settings info icon that said "You do not have permission to view or edit the object's permission settings". When you click on the advanced button lower right corner Three of the four tab which are Permissions, Auditing, Effective Permissions have the same info icon with the same sentence. The Owner tab screen has the Object name C:/Documents and Settings.
current owner which says "Unable to display current owner" Change owner to section has "Administrators (name of Pc\Administrators) and on the second line it has my name(name of the Pc\my name).
I did a restore before this happened and it didn't take of the problem. I'm able to solve this on my own I would appreciate some help.
This is pretty easy to fix. Delete "Documents and Settings" nothing uses it anymore. Any software that needs it would most likely not run in the first place.Read other 3 answers
I've just installed a "GateKeeper" (www.gkchain.com) which locks/unlocks the desktop based on my proximity to my desktop PC.
It works beautifully, but is a little odd when my display has gone into power saving mode whilst the desktop is locked... I approach the PC, and the desktop unlocks, and is ready for use, but the display stays blank as it is in power saving mode. I have to move the mouse (or press a key, perhaps) before I can see what I'm doing.
Is there some way to automatically bring the display out of power saving mode whenever there's a transition from locked to unlocked? I suspect this won't be possible, as there's probably no API for the power-saving mechanism. I certainly can't find any settings in power management that would control this behaviour.
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Ok, I have two ports for ram in my computer, i only have 512MB. I tryied adding a 256MB in the second slot to speed up my computer but when i turn on the computer it says that my ram exceeds the limit and wont boot up. I was just wondering if there is a way to change the limit of ram and if so how do i do it?
(I have a 30gb HD and a 1.4gh Processor with only 512mb of ram)
You can go to Crucial and let them scan your computer and they will tell you how much
memory your computer should have.
You should buy your memory from the manufacturer of your computer.
I need to lock settings on a mobile broadband network connection, so the users can't connect to other APN-s or create new connetions. (I am using a private APN)
I can't seem to find a local or a group policy setting to do that. Maybe there is a way to dig deep into the registry and disable something there?
I am laptop user. About 2hr ago, i login to my lappy and discover that my profile is different. My folders on desktop went missing and some of the setting changed. Then i try on my own to solve it but to no avail. Fortunately i come upon my C:\Documents and Settings and discover that strange profile C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP and my original profile C:\Documents and Settings\p0716499 was still there. This imply that my previous setting and files are still in my laptop. However, I cant changed back to the original profile and struck with the temp profile.
Initially i suspect is registry problem so i DL "UPHClean Service" by miscosoft but to no avail. Now currently i suspect it might be the work of a virus. I need help. Thank anyone who help me in advance.
This morning when i woke up, i discovered a icon named "syminstallstub" on my desktop. I checked online and i believe that it could be a virus. I try to find ways to uninstall it but to no avail I not sure what did my younger brother do to my laptop. I feel that im damn unlucky and encounter 2 problems in a row. Please help me solve my problems.Read other 6 answers
I have a laptop running windows xp. When I turn it on, it prompts me to choose my name and log on. I have it set up so it doesn't ask for a password. My hubby and I are the only 2 people who use this laptop and I don't feel the need for it to ask for one. I'd like to change it so it doesn't ask me to log on but just loads windows immediately as well. Is there any way to do this? I often turn it on and run to do a quick task and come back so it would be much more convenient to have windows up and running when I get back.
One way you could do it would be to have your power setting to go into stand-by mode after about 10 minutes and have it not ask for a password on return from stand-by, so you could just move the mouse and it would come back up to full power right where you left off.
It is minor, but the last three days everytime I send or receive email the internet disconnects, I look and sure enough the hang up when finished box is checked. I uncheck it reconnect do what I ahve to do shut down. When I reboot, same thing is happening. Does this sound like a virus related error, or should I move this to win 98SE. use ie 6.0.2800.1106
Check these settings...
General TabSend/Receive Messages area, under "If my computer
is not connected at this time," select the Do not
connect option. (This is the default setting.)
Check off Send messages immediately.
Make sure these are both unchecked
1) Ask before switching dial-up connections (unless
you use more than one Dial-Up connection).
2) Hang up after sending and receiving
Make sure this is unchecked
1) Always connect to this account using
I have recently installed software called 'Tune Up Utilites 2010' and immediately found a vast improvement and one its recommendations was to increase resolution to 1680 x 1050. Having then done that in 'Display Properties' it then advises to 'Set dpi to 96'.
However, I cannot find how to make changes to dpi. Any ideas please.
I have now discovered the answer to my own question. Vista Default Font size is dpi 96. This I inadvertantly changed when having increased my Screen size to 1680 x 1050 this made my Fonts appear very small, so I opted for the larger Font size 120 (dpi). Tune Up Utilities detected this change and in the interests of performance improvement (a criterion I had established when setting up my user preferences) it suggest reducing to 'dpi 96'. I hadn't realised then that dpi was related to Font size.
Having twigged that, I knew that by right clicking my cursor in Desktop, I could access 'Personalise Display' and therein Access 'Change dpi'. As I prefer the larger Font, I'll stick to 120 (dpi) in the interests of clarity.
A trivial problem but annoying none the less...
I wanted to change my screensaver settings, but when I click on "settings" or "preview" nothing happens, I had a similar problem where right clicking wouldnt bring up a menu, it was solved checking the column handlers with shellex view, is this a similar problem??
just check mine and i can using win98se.
I want to get into the page where I can make some changes to assorted settings but forgot how to access that page. How do I get there? Thanks. Hal.
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I want to get into the page where I can make some changes to assorted settings but forgot how to access that page. How do I get there? Thanks. Hal.
If you mean the forum settings, then look for the link at top labelled "User CP".
If you mean Windows setting, click click the Start Orb, then click Control Panel