Unable to change Lock screen in Windows 8 pro .

Unable to change Lock screen in Windows 8 pro . 
When i try to change lock screen all option to change lock screen are disabled/hidden.
I tried group policy and regedit also.
I also activated it ,please give me solution ?

Hi Suraj,

 

Welcome to Microsoft Community Forums and thank you for posting the question.

 

It looks like you are unable to change the lock screen in Windows 8 pro.

 

Please answer few questions to narrow down the issue.

 

1. Was it working before?

2. Are you aware of making any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

 

 

We need to analyze and identify the cause of the issue. Please perform the steps provided and check.

 

 

I would suggest you to perform a SFC Scan and check if it helps.

a.       Move the mouse to the right hand corner of the screen to get the charms bar.

b.      Type command prompt. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

c.       Type the following command in the command prompt and press enter.

 

Sfc /scannow

 

d. Wait till the process completes, restart the computer and check.

 

Also refer to this article which has multiple suggestions to resolve this issue.

 

 

Cant Change Lock Screen Windows 8

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/e274cca0-87f3-428c-8e0d-e8407380a39e 

 

Hope this information helps. Do get back to us if you have more queries regarding Windows.

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I think you have to change it manually like changing the account picture

User Account Picture:
-Go to C: Drive
-In the ribbon go to "View" Tab and choose "Options"> In the new windows go to "View"> choose to Show Hidden files
-Back in the explorer go to "ProgramData" since it is not hidden anymore
-Then Microsoft> then User Account Pictures
-The images you want to change are user.bmp, user.png, user-40.png, user-200.png (You may not see the .png or .bmp)

Now in Photoshop (or any other image editing software) make 4 images of the image you want using these settings:
user.bmp= .bmp, 480x480
user.png= .png, 480x480
user-40.png- .png, 40x40
user-200.png- .png, 200x200

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hi,

i have the same problem with suraj. it was working before and i able to put an account picture and change the lock screen w/ my personal picture. but after few days i think, as i open my laptop, i discovered that it all came back into its default settings. except for the account picture, my pic stays on it but can't change it anymore. i cant click on anything now and it looks like all hidden? this is what it looks like:

pls help me solve this :( thanks

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have a look in "sync your Settings" section. If Windows is set up to use the synced theme from other Windows 8 devices , it might block you from choosing a  different Picture.
Reality is just an illusion, but it still contains errors that we need to fix ;-)

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im not really familiar on using windows 8, i just take a screen shot so you can see what im trying to tell and in that case you can help me solve my problem. thanks!!! :) this is what it looks, when i click on sync your settings.

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