Windows 10: Lock vs Login screen screenshot

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  1.    10 Nov 2017 #51

    manasa: just one of errors new in v1709, nothing more.

    The mechanism is a little bit complicated: Lockscreen image reference is located in user's hive of registry (hkey_current_user), which is attached/loaded only if user is currently logged in. But Logonscreen image should be loaded even if no user is logged; that is why reference to Lockscreen is located under hkey_local_machine hive too. This works correctly for newly created accounts, but not for accounts existing before v1709 upgrade; they see mountain lake instead of their lockscreen image. The program logic is probably broken in this case.

    So do not waste time by fiddling with pictures; deleting one registry key (unfortunately named by your SID but you can find its name easily) restores Logon screen functionality immediately; tested many times.
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  2.    10 Nov 2017 #52

    Sorry it's a know bug, but glad you could point me in the right direction. All better now, thank you very much.

    Just gotta figure out why my signoff/restart/etc. screen is gray instead of blue now. Open to suggestions.
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  3.    10 Nov 2017 #53

    Logon/shutdown background color is controlled by Customize - Colors - Windows colors & Show accent colour, so set it again.
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  4.    10 Nov 2017 #54

    rmanasa said: View Post
    ......why the background color changed from blue to gray when I'm restarting or shutting down. Any ideas?
    Try this:
    Set your Background to 'Centered', which will reveal an additional color palette, then make that Custom Color match the Color in "Colors"

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  5.    10 Nov 2017 #55

    And just like that, we're back in business. Thank you both! muchomurka, you got me in the ballpark and Edwin, you gave me the baby steps I needed to bring it home.

    Seeing my humble stock setup restored to its default state has produced a joy in me way out of proportion to what is actually on the screen. lol Nevertheless, I'm gonna spend a few minutes logging off, logging on, logging off, logging on ...

    Thanks guys. First rate help!
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