lockscreen change

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by derausgewanderte, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    can't figure this out. two systems (pro 64bit). one was upgraded from win7 64bit, other was fresh install. I can change the lock screen image fine for the freshly installed win8. However, doesn't matter what I do for the win7 upgraded system. It will not change the lock screen image and sticks to the default. I can change everything else fine (start image, pattern, color etc).

    I've taken ownership of the
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\S-1-5-18\ReadOnly\LockScreen_Z\ folder and replaced the LockScreen___1920_1080 image there with one of the other C:\Windows\Web\Screen.
    No dice. Once replaced, all I get is the plain blue background color on the lock screen - no image.

    any hints?

    thanks folks
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