Windows 10: Lock screen question

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  1. Posts : 3,021
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 May 2016 #71

    debgram said: View Post
    There's nothing on that small partition that I really needed to save, that's why I deleted it. Yeah I still have that locked screen not changing photos for the spotlight. I have read a lot of people having that problem so maybe it's a windows fluke, it's no big deal I guess I can always change the photo and not use the spotlight option.
    When you did the clean install on this WD drive which option did you use on boot UEFI or MBR do you remember me mentioning about booting with the Windows 10 disc in the drive to select UEFI : (drive letter) DVD Drive for GPT (GUID) or just (Drive letter) : DVD Drive for MBR ? There will be 2 choices in the boot menu when you boot with the disc inserted, when the ASUS Logo screen comes up to get to the boot menu it is usually one of the F keys, F9, F10, F12 and then will ask to boot from the CD/DVD press any key.

    I am wondering which you used for installing Windows 10 to this new PC. If you formatted the HDD before the install there would be no partitions unless you you just deleted a partitions with this software or without. Also trying to wonder why you are keeping a partition from another PC recovery or whatever it is as told can always make another partition if you like to have 2 example C: & D:.

    I am also making sure if you used GPT that you are not removing any recovery for windows 10 itself, you do see how mine is in GPT. It makes 4 partitions one that is hidden.

    First it was lock screen was skipped and went directly to the log in screen from your original post # 1, now the issues is your unable to change the picture on the lock screen, do i have this correct ? Spotlight is the default picture, select the drop down box and locate where you have any other picture located you want to use. Lock screen is the only place you can change the picture, not the login screen where you input your password as far as i know.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5016-lock-screen-background-change-windows-10-a.html

    I have seen issues like this in the past going back almost a year now about being unable to change the lock screen picture, since installing windows 10 fresh i suggest making sure to get all your Windows updates installed.
    Also check ASUS's site for Windows 10 system drivers that are the most important these are some of the first things that should be done. Explain more on this error with changing the picture.
    Last edited by jds63; 30 May 2016 at 15:47.
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  2.    30 May 2016 #72

    I think it it's MBR. Mine said press any key to boot from cd\dvd. I did managed to fix the locked screen, I just noticed it know when I took the pc out of sleep. I was having issue's with windows update and saw where a lot of people were having the same problem with that version of windows 10. Got a new link to get the 1511 version and did a in place install and got my updates back running and apparently my lock screen. I think windows 10 still has a few bugs in it yet.

    When I deleted the one partition and then formatted the drive I thought that would have been formatted too, but I think that little section didn't. It wasn't until I got everything installed and was wondering why my c drive was still the same size as before. When into computer management and saw where the allotted space was still there. I did a search and found out I had to get that aomei partition assistant to put that space into C drive. So that would mean when I was reinstalling windows it was on the original c drive only formatted. Probably if I knew to get this program and add the space into C them format, then install windows I could have choosed the UEFI

    jds63 said: View Post
    When you did the clean install on this WD drive which option did you use on boot UEFI or MBR do you remember me mentioning about booting with the Windows 10 disc in the drive to select UEFI : (drive letter) DVD Drive for GPT (GUID) or just (Drive letter) : DVD Drive for MBR ? There will be 2 choices in the boot menu when you boot with the disc inserted, when the ASUS Logo screen comes up to get to the boot menu it is usually one of the F keys, F9, F10, F12 and then will ask to boot from the CD/DVD press any key.

    I am wondering which you used for installing Windows 10 to this new PC. If you formatted the HDD before the install there would be no partitions unless you you just deleted a partitions with this software or without. Also trying to wonder why you are keeping a partition from another PC recovery or whatever it is as told can always make another partition if you like to have 2 example C: & D:.

    I am also making sure if you used GPT that you are not removing any recovery for windows 10 itself, you do see how mine is in GPT. It makes 4 partitions one that is hidden.

    First it was lock screen was skipped and went directly to the log in screen from your original post # 1, now the issues is your unable to change the picture on the lock screen, do i have this correct ? Spotlight is the default picture, select the drop down box and locate where you have any other picture located you want to use. Lock screen is the only place you can change the picture, not the login screen where you input your password as far as i know.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5016-lock-screen-background-change-windows-10-a.html

    I have seen issues like this in the past going back almost a year now about being unable to change the lock screen picture, since installing windows 10 fresh i suggest making sure to get all your Windows updates installed.
    Also check ASUS's site for Windows 10 system drivers that are the most important these are some of the first things that should be done. Explain more on this error with changing the picture.
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  3. Posts : 3,021
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 May 2016 #73

    debgram said: View Post
    I think it it's MBR. Mine said press any key to boot from cd\dvd. I did managed to fix the locked screen, I just noticed it know when I took the pc out of sleep. I was having issue's with windows update and saw where a lot of people were having the same problem with that version of windows 10. Got a new link to get the 1511 version and did a in place install and got my updates back running and apparently my lock screen. I think windows 10 still has a few bugs in it yet.

    When I deleted the one partition and then formatted the drive I thought that would have been formatted too, but I think that little section didn't. It wasn't until I got everything installed and was wondering why my c drive was still the same size as before. When into computer management and saw where the allotted space was still there. I did a search and found out I had to get that aomei partition assistant to put that space into C drive. So that would mean when I was reinstalling windows it was on the original c drive only formatted. Probably if I knew to get this program and add the space into C them format, then install windows I could have choosed the UEFI
    To be able to boot from CD/DVD when inserted and you boot up you usually have to select whatever key gets you to the boot menu as said before, there you will see a list of drives on the PC. Well most of these Windows 10 bugs will be fixed when you have received all your Windows updates eventually as i said before and to make sure you are getting all of them especially before thinking it is something else or a new bug. Patience, you just installed a fresh copy it needs to finish updating, don't assume anything yet.

    Well i do not know much about this software you used. You only need to do a good format (erase) if your selling it to erase it well otherwise within the Windows 10 clean install you can do all this,format, delete partitions ans make all unallocated space . I was not sure you were installing Windows or the people who put together your PC were.

    MBR type you can tell if this was the way it was done by going into Disk Management and right click the grey area to the left of the C: Drive select Properties and go to the Volume Tab it will tell you there. Also tell by way my picture looked which is GPT. To me GPT is newer and can be better but you may not see any differences in performance. You would have to redo the install to go to that type, there might be another way i am not familiar with showing you.
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  4. Posts : 3,021
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 May 2016 #74

    http://www.howtogeek.com/193669/what...oning-a-drive/
    Give you the differences between MBR and GPT partitions.
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  5.    30 May 2016 #75

    Yeah mine is MBR, thanks I'll safe that link too
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  6. Posts : 3,021
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 May 2016 #76

    debgram said: View Post
    Yeah mine is MBR, thanks I'll safe that link too
    Your Welcome ! I figured there was a way to convert from MBR to GPT even though i rather do the install over myself.
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-mbr-to-gpt-disk
    You are fine with MBR if you ever need to do it over then choose GPT by booting from UEFI DVD Drive from the boot menu.
    Wow, Post # 76 !!
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  7.    30 May 2016 #77

    lol.......that's a lot of posts. Thanks again

    jds63 said: View Post
    Your Welcome ! I figured there was a way to convert from MBR to GPT even though i rather do the install over myself.
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-mbr-to-gpt-disk
    You are fine with MBR if you ever need to do it over then choose GPT by booting from UEFI DVD Drive from the boot menu.
    Wow, Post # 76 !!
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