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  1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, post-Anniversary
       05 Oct 2016 #21

    I had the same problem, right after the Anniversary push. I started with the procedure involving the Advanced Performance Options tab in System Properties, but because my checkbox was already checked, as was the case with so many others, I simply changed the radio button from "Let Windows choose..." to "Adjust for best appearance." All that did was check the remaining two boxes, for "Save taskbar..." and "Show shadows..." Nevertheless, that must have changed something else in the registry because I hibernated and resumed, which would normally dump me back at the black screen (Can someone with the problem verify that hibernate/resume duplicates the problem?), and I was, instead, shown the proper background.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro/64 Anniversary Edition
       07 Oct 2016 #22

    philc43 said: View Post
    As explained in the following tutorial there are two lock screens; the user lock screen and the default lock screen.



    I think you will find the registry entries are now different.
    I do not have permission to access the provided link.
    The link a couple of posts down is from 2015 and not applicable to Anniversary Edition.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       07 Oct 2016 #23
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       09 Oct 2016 #24

    Anleck said: View Post
    Hey Guys found a solution on another forum.



    Most unintuitive indeed.
    This worked for me and I hope will work for others experiencing this annoyance.
    Thank you so much! After dealing with 3 hours of Microsoft support, a less than 10-second fix did the trick
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro/64 Anniversary Edition
       09 Oct 2016 #25

    Brink said: View Post
    Thanks. This article is pre-Anniversary edition.
    In my case though if I follow directions I cannot change it from "Windows Spotlight" as it is greyed out. It also indicates "some settings are managed by your organization." Modifying policies with gpedit have no effect.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       09 Oct 2016 #26

    Krawk said: View Post
    Thanks. This article is pre-Anniversary edition.
    In my case though if I follow directions I cannot change it from "Windows Spotlight" as it is greyed out. It also indicates "some settings are managed by your organization." Modifying policies with gpedit have no effect.
    Hello Krawk,

    The tutorial has been kept updated since originally posted.

    Did you enable any policies that could have disabled "Windows Spotlight"?

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro/64 Anniversary Edition
       09 Oct 2016 #27

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Krawk,

    The tutorial has been kept updated since originally posted.

    Did you enable any policies that could have disabled "Windows Spotlight"?

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Went back into policy editor again.
    Indeed - and this makes zero sense, there was a setting called "Prevent user from changing lock screen and login image" - the setting was DISABLED, to me DISABLED means do not prevent this from happening and Enabling that setting would prevent the user from being able to access that feature. Anyway, I clicked it to not configured as well and logged in again and the setting to change the picture is accessible. I suspect it's a wording error, Instead of Prevent it should be worded Allow.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       09 Oct 2016 #28

    Great news Krawk. Yeah, the policies can get confusing with the way they are worded. I always recommend to leave them set to "Not configured" if you don't want to use the policy.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro build 14393
       18 Oct 2016 #29

    The "animate windows when..." worked for me, but there's a drawback with this option I'm not willing to afford and it is the animation of switching between desktops. It is way too slow and impractical to wait that extra second so Windows can animate the desktop transition. Is there a workaround?
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  10. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 1
    WINDOWS 10 x64
       03 Nov 2016 #30

    OK, it's agreed that we can either suffer slow window transitions or check the box of "Animate windows when minimizing or maximizing", and of course if the setting "Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen" is off all we get is a color background with the user ID picture in a small circle. If it works as Microsoft apparently currently intends. And for 2.5 of the last 3 months that was almost acceptable. After all, at least I no longer had to look at that silly "rays of light through 4 windows" blue mess that was the only sign-in screen for so long. Then about 2 weeks ago apparently Microsoft took a poke at fixing something in the lock screen / sign-on screen arena. After an update I found my personally selected / created windows background picture was now my lock screen / sign-on screen background also. The "Personalize / Lock screen settings still showed "Windows spotlight". The only way to get a different Lock screen background now is to select "Picture" and browse to a picture file. Changing that selection back to "Windows spotlight" still leaves me with the last selected picture. (Even if cold booted between each step). Also, selecting "slide show" also leaves me at whatever picture was used last. While there were some quirks in Windows 10 that I found annoying, at least the settings I could access seemed to for the most part do what they were labeled. I am expecting an email any day now from Microsoft saying that all can be made as good as before the anniversary update and keep all the new features if I sign up for a "monthly cloud clinic" or some such for "only $x.xx' (LOL)
    Somehow I new a free OS upgrade was too good to be true. (System Info reports Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393)
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