Windows 10 Login<>LockScreen Changer

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  1. The_Guardian

    The_Guardian Contributor

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    Yep that KB3081424 is the bad boy. Confirmed even in the multi oem project. :( Got to luv M$. lol
     
  2. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    I know that this is very difficult for Alphawaves, and we really appreciate his work, but if at all possible (which I realize may not be possible) if there was some sort of "uninstall" or way of reversing all that the utility has done it would be a godsent. I have things working ok, but there have been so many stages and restoring backups, I certainly don't have a restore point anymore.
     
  3. barvic

    barvic MDL Novice

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    But how am I supposed to create a DVD in the first place, I can't login to my laptop please help
     
  4. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    Another computer.
     
  5. Alphawaves

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    #105 Alphawaves, Aug 9, 2015
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    Hi, its nothing difficult on my side my friend. :)
    Code is fine, im atm doing more tests..
    1. Clean install, Pass
    2. Clean install, installed update KB3081424 (it replaced the pri file) used revert and applied image again, Pass
    3. Upgrade from 8.1, installed updates.. Used Changer. Fail:
    4. More tests..:eek:
     
  6. The_Guardian

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    Couldn't pm you anymore since yours is full. lol What if we use the pri file from the new update? I wonder if it would overwrite it again or stay the same image we put? I might have to remove the tool from the multi oem project until M$ releases new iso's with rollup. o_O
     
  7. Alphawaves

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    I was thinking the same..:eek: Have to give it a try, was thinking of adding the pri file inside app..
     
  8. The_Guardian

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    What if we lock down the pri file using icacls and refuse system to change it? That might be a way. :confused:
     
  9. Alphawaves

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    Everything is worth a try to find a solution ;)
     
  10. The_Guardian

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    #110 The_Guardian, Aug 9, 2015
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    Sometimes two brains are better then one. ;)

    I use icacls to lockdown etl file in the multi oem project to ensure the file cannot be written to.
    You have the source to the multi oem project, feel free to look at the locking of the etl file for an example.
    Its a suggestion.
     
  11. Alphawaves

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    I can do that no probs in code.. Will do some tests.. :)
     
  12. The_Guardian

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    Might want to add a revert for the lockdown in case users wish to change it later to something else then lock back down once it is applied. Another suggestion.

    I am done suggesting, I promise. lol I don't want you mad at me. Just thinking of possibilities.
     
  13. barvic

    barvic MDL Novice

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    i downloaded the windows 10 thingy like you told me to do and i put it on a usb then i put it into my laptop and nothing happens. what do i do please help
     
  14. poultryghost

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    Hi, I tried to use your program and now I am stuck in the infinite loop you warned about and locked out of my system (I did not see the warning because it's only visible to forum members). I am now using my phone to try and fix this and have no idea where to start.
     
  15. lgj1952

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    I have a clean install and got the same problem with loop flicker.
    Image backup saved me. :biggrin:
     
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  16. Drisanna

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    I managed to get back into my machine from the flicker issue. First you have to invoke the diagnose/repair thingie. Since pounding F8 during startup only works a tiny fraction of the time, you can convince Win10 to start it automatically by turning the power off a couple of times during bootup. The third time you boot, let it go ahead and you should get a message about how it's diagnosing/repairing Windows. Of course it's not going to find anything wrong, so it will dump you to the screen with the continue, alternatives, and some other option. Pick alternatives.

    Choose the "command prompt" option. If you are asked to log in when you request the command prompt, be sure to logon with an account with admin privileges.

    Change directory to the c:\windows\systemresources\windows.ui.logon and do a dir command. You should see a file named windows.ui.logon.pri and another one named windows.ui.logon.pri.backup. Rename the windows.ui.logon.pri to windows.ui.logon.pri.trash (or whatever else occurs to you). Then rename the backup file to remove the .backup extension, leaving you with a file named window.ui.logon.pri. That final . is punctuation, not part of the file name. At that point, you can exit the command prompt and reboot.

    Anyway, now windows should boot normally and you get your logon screen back and no flickers. Your lock screen is going to still be the system color, but you can change it back to whatever picture your want with the settings section. It's quicker and easier than a system restore, and works for those of us who didn't have the sense to create a restore point before we tried this cool little piece of software. When it is fixed, I certainly plan on trying it again. I hope this helps some folks.

    Drisanna
     
  17. dash2justice

    dash2justice MDL Novice

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    Got sent here from how to geek. I can't find a working download link for the login image changer. Can someone provide me with a link or has it been pulled because of all the problems?
     
  18. genenioo

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    #119 genenioo, Aug 9, 2015
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    I think so. I'd wait until things get ironed out. I didn't use 8 and just played with some of the 10 previews, so I'm wondering: has Microsoft has ever provided a tool to change the login screen in any of these? They of course have the Lock Screen changer in 10 (although it gives me a false 'damaged file' error almost every time, so I have to use Alphawaves changer) but I'm wondering what would have been the big deal to provide such a tool and why they attempt to stick us with their ugly graphics?
     
  19. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    My backups have probably saved me 50+ times in my life. The best thing going.