Windows 10: Can't Change Lock Screen Image

Discus and support Can't Change Lock Screen Image in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I am trying to change the image on my Lock Screen but when I click on a replacement image the spinner just keeps going round and nothing happens. All... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Judesman, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Judesman Win User

    Can't Change Lock Screen Image


    I am trying to change the image on my Lock Screen but when I click on a replacement image the spinner just keeps going round and nothing happens. All was working well the last time I changed the image but that was weeks ago. Any thoughts please? I have also discovered that I cannot turn off the option "Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen".

    :)
     
    Judesman, Feb 3, 2017
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  2. Can't change lock screen after Anniversary Update

    Before Anniversary Update, I used Group Policy to
    force my lock screen image (Force a specific default lock screen image) and
    prevent other people to change my lock screen (Prevent changing lock screen image).

    But after I update to Anniversary Update, I found
    Windows 10 ignore these policies
    .

    Anniversary Update change my lock screen to default lock screen image and I can't change my lock screen.

    It look like old Prevent changing lock screen image action still affect my Windows.

    But I can't use it to enable changing my lock screen because Windows 10 ignore it.

    Can anyone help me?
     
    SaranGraviton, Feb 3, 2017
    #2
  3. Manan_001 Win User
    Can't change lock screen image in windows 10

    when i try to change lock screen image it doesn't change only loading keeps on going means that circle keeps on moving but I can't change my lock screen.
     
    Manan_001, Feb 3, 2017
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    Can't Change Lock Screen Image

    I've seen a report of someone claiming to fix this via
    SFC /scannow
    from an elevated (admin) command prompt
    but that didn't work for everyone.

    Please see ideas here:
    Fix : Unable to change Lock screen Picture / stuck user account picture in Windows 8 | TroubleShoot Windows
    More here:
    [Fix] Lock Screen Slide Show Feature Not Working in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 - AskVG

    Check for any differences wrt to Win 10.

    Given your timescale I appreciate System Restore would not be likely to be relevant, and even restoring a disk image (we strongly recommend disk imaging for recovery and backup) would be inconvenient.

    Good luck!
     
    dalchina, Feb 3, 2017
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  5. Judesman Win User
    Many thanks Dalchina. I will go through these options although playing with the registry is beyond my abilities. The only changes that have been made recently are the Windows Updates and I suspect that if that is the problem lots of computers might have been affected. The other change was an update to my graphics card driver.

    You say "Check for any differences wrt to Win 10." What do you mean by "wrt" please?
     
    Judesman, Feb 3, 2017
    #5
  6. dalchina New Member
    - the first is from Win 8 days... probably ok, just a cautionary note.

    (Standard recommendation with the registry is to back up before doing anything.. for example you might
    a. make a backup of the registry
    b. Create a system restore point
    c. Update your disk image set (we very strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging so you can recover from many disasters- even disk failure or major corruption- usually without technical help).)
     
    dalchina, Feb 3, 2017
    #6
  7. Judesman Win User
    Many thanks. What does "wrt" mean please?
     
    Judesman, Feb 3, 2017
    #7
  8. dalchina New Member

    Can't Change Lock Screen Image

    Here's how to find out:

    Can't Change Lock Screen Image [​IMG]
     
    dalchina, Feb 3, 2017
    #8
  9. Bree New Member
    The instructions were for W10 and W8.1 so you should "check for any differences with respect to Win 10".
     
    Bree, Feb 3, 2017
    #9
  10. Judesman Win User
    Thanks. I have done a system scan and all is in order so will look at some of the other options.
     
    Judesman, Feb 3, 2017
    #10
  11. Judesman Win User
    Three weeks ago I was invited to update my AMD R7 250 Graphics Card Driver. I have just rolled back to the previous version and all is now well with my Lock Screen images. I have posted on the AMD forum and I hope someone from AMD will pick this up because it is not good enough. Thanks for all your replies.
     
    Judesman, Feb 3, 2017
    #11
  12. dalchina New Member
    Thanks for letting us know.. that's an 'interesting' quirk. Glad it's working.
     
    dalchina, Apr 5, 2018
    #12
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