Windows 10: Can't change lock screen image on windows 10

Discus and support Can't change lock screen image on windows 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have a genuine and activated Windows 10, currently logged in. I have updated my AMD and Windows 10 to the latest version (today is Jan 30th, 2019).... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Daelord, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Daelord Win User

    Can't change lock screen image on windows 10


    I have a genuine and activated Windows 10, currently logged in.
    I have updated my AMD and Windows 10 to the latest version (today is Jan 30th, 2019).

    I can't change the lock screen image with my own image, the only one available is the default one that is located to the very left of the selection.
    When choosing my own image or the other defaults, it tries to load the preview for eternity with the lock screen unchanged.
    When trying to use slide show, the default image still show up as the first image for 3-5 mins before finally changing.
    Windows spotlight still works.

    The "Prevent changing lock screen and logon image" is "Not configured"

    Changing background & theme is still possible.

    PC is new, I doubt there's virus.
    Also happens to the other account on the same PC.

    How to resolve?

    :)
     
    Daelord, Jan 30, 2019
    #1
  2. Woldringh Win User

    Change Lock Screen Image Windows 10

    I can't change Lock Screen Image on Windows 10 either and tried 3 different suggestions as described below.

    My system: Windows 10 Pro, Version 1709, OS Build 16299.15

    Funny thing that Microsoft did not respond with help that works.

    method 1): select the
    Start
    button, then select Settings > Personalization >
    Lock screen <- does not work

    It's not just that one specific picture will not show up as lock-screen, selecting an other standard Microsoft picture available does not work either.

    Selecting a personal picture in a directory like c:\data\pics\xyz.png does not work either.

    method 2): select specific picture in Explorer, the Photo App will display the picture. Go to ... (top right), select "Set as", select "Set as lock screen"

    <- does not work

    method 3):
    from the Internet: see below <- does not work

    Steps to take if you cannot change lock screen picture on Windows 10:

    Step 1:
    Turn on the Local Group Policy Editor
    .

    see:

    5 Ways to Access Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 10

    Step 2: Find and open the setting named "Prevent changing lock screen image".

    For your information, it is located in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization.

    Can't change lock screen image on windows 10 find-and-open-prevent-changing-lock-screen-image.png

    Step 3: Do not configure this setting.

    As the setting's window opens, choose Not Configured and tap
    OK
    .

    Can't change lock screen image on windows 10 choose-not-configured-and-tap-ok.png

    <- does not work
     
    Woldringh, Oct 10, 2019
    #2
  3. David Haz Win User
    Can't Change Lock Screen Image on Windows 10

    Hi Matheus,

    It could be that a component in Windows might have been damaged, or that Windows is unable to locate the picture file that you are setting as the lock screen, etc. For us to properly assist you about changing the lock screen issue, kindly respond to the
    questions below:

    • Have you made any significant changes to your device prior to the issue? If yes, what are these changes?
    • Is the issue specific to one image or with every image?
    • Which version of Windows 10 is currently running on your device? To check, kindly go to Settings > System > About, see Version.
    • Aside from running SFC and updating your drivers, what other troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    We look forward to your response.
     
    David Haz, Oct 10, 2019
    #3
  4. Can't change lock screen image on windows 10

    Can't Change Lock Screen Image on Windows 10

    is this bug happen bcause I run Systemcare and-or anti-virus app?
     
    Achmad Abid An Najib, Oct 10, 2019
    #4
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