Windows 10 Login<>LockScreen Changer

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  1. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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  2. nickbrown101

    nickbrown101 MDL Novice

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    I was an idiot and didn't read the part about Windows 10 compatibility issues, now it's stuck in a loop. Please help?
     
  3. arfter

    arfter MDL Novice

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    With this, I resolved my problem, thanks.
     
  4. nonyas

    nonyas MDL Novice

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    FYI, I have used this tool on both a Windows 10 that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 and a Windows 10 that was upgraded from Windows 7 and worked great on both. :)
     
  5. bluviper

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    how to get out of the flicker loop? reinstall windows?
     
  6. genenioo

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    #86 genenioo, Aug 7, 2015
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    Well, I got things working a little better. What I did was overwrite the Windows.UI.Logon.pri file from the clean install (I have an upgrade cause I wanted my Windows 7 setup) before I installed update KB3081424 (this is after restoring a backup from before the update, so it's pretty time efficient). I still can't sign out or use switch users under Start10 but I can use the lock to get the same effect. Last night, when I didn't overwrite the .pri file until after the update I also couldn't create a new user in addition to the sign out and switch user problem (now I can create new users). So now I can just use the lock instead of sign out or switch user feature, can add users and switch to them, so I'm pretty much set. I suppose none of these limitations would be there but for the logon image changer but I really like that feature so I'm willing to accept the limitations. Goodness know what will be coming down the pike next!
     
  7. cyphersh3ll

    cyphersh3ll MDL Novice

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    I did it:

    Use your iinstall DVD to repair your PC. Choose command prompt from advanced repair options.

    Use cd to navigate to C:\Windows\SystemResources\Windows.UI.Logon\.

    In that directory you will see two files with same name, but one with .BACKUP extension. Delete the file Windows.UI.Logon.pri and rename Windows.UI.Logon.pri.BACKUP to Windows.UI.Logon.pri.

    Restart your computer and your screen will not flick anymore (unless you use the app again :p )
     
  8. bluviper

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    #88 bluviper, Aug 8, 2015
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    yep.. since I am do desperate last night, I decided to enslave my HDD on another PC, hehehe
    saw the backup file and renamed it, reinstall my HDD back to my PC.

    since i did not prepare any DVD copy for this coz i used the built in ISO from win8.1 and install the win10 update from there i didnt have that much option.

    if that didnt worked my alternative would be to find a better rescue disk with boot features.
    thanks guys.
    you cant personalize win10 at this stage... they are zooming with updates.

    so there you have it, another risky alternative to bring back the damaged *.pri file
     
  9. barvic

    barvic MDL Novice

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    My login screen is flickering and I don't know how to fix it please help me!!
     
  10. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    Look up two posts, post #324.
     
  11. barvic

    barvic MDL Novice

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    I don't get it. I don't have any disc. All I did was download the program that could change your login screen then I go to test to see if it had worked or not I get a blank blue screen(theme color). I don't know how to get rid of it please explain!?
     
  12. barvic

    barvic MDL Novice

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    And I don't know how to get to advanced repair options please help
     
  13. jim7777

    jim7777 MDL Novice

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    My lockscreen flickers using a windows 10 clean install idk why.
    Perhaps cause i used the tool after windows finished updating? i dont know :(
     
  14. m3tr0s

    m3tr0s MDL Novice

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    I successfully resolved the flickering after I tried to change the BG, but now it is blank black, and I can't change it, I can't select any picture. How to resolve it?
     
  15. genenioo

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  16. rbruhn

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    #96 rbruhn, Aug 8, 2015
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    I used the program to try the background change and ended up with the flickering too: The lock screen not showing and simply going to the login screen. Simply run
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    SFC /SCANNOW
    from an elevated (Admin) command line. The default Windows background will come back as well as the lock screen. This worked on an upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10.

    Guess I will live with the Windows background for now.
     
  17. The_Guardian

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    If you do a fresh install after the upgrade this will not happen. It only happens with the upgrade to win10. The file is different.
     
  18. K4onashi

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    Just a pointer to everyone. Alpha is probably working hard to resolve this issue. But it would be a good idea to always make a System Restore point in case something goes wrong.

    Alpha, you should put in an option to automatically create a restore point? :)
     
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  19. nam3l3ss1

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    Not true, I tried it on a clean install that had been updated via windows update, and it messed up too. So clean install will have this problem too.
     
  20. The_Guardian

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    That doesn't surprise me...going to be a lot of updates for win10...best to wait until it is more stable....maybe by the end of aug from what I have read. M$ is working on bug fixes like crazy. Lets give it some time then see what we can do. ;)