Windows 10: Cannot change Lockscreen picture, I belong to an organisation (?)

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot change Lockscreen picture, I belong to an organisation (?)

    Hello all

    Bought a new HP Envy 17 laptop with Windows 8.1 and updated it to Windows 10. Logging in with a MS-Account

    Some issues have appeared, one that is bothering me is the following:

    I try to change the lockscreen picture, but Windows 10 will not allow it. It has a red banner at the top of the settings window stating that some of the settings are managed by my organisation.

    This is completely silly as the laptop has never, ever been part of a domain or registered in an organisation. Neither has the MS-Account, it has been used on a single laptop before, but never as part of a domain or in an organisation.

    How can I get my laptop "out" of an organisation that I have never joined?

    There are some other settings that also are disabled, and I want to get control of my laptop.

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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2

    Well check in the group policy editor (gpedit) if there are any policies active that forbid changing the lockscreen picture.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3

    altae said: View Post
    Well check in the group policy editor (gpedit) if there are any policies active that forbid changing the lockscreen picture.
    Thanks for the quick tip, altae.
    I have the WIndows 10 "Core" Edition, and Microsoft apparently decided in its unending wisdom to make gpedit a feature of Pro and Enterprise ONLY.

    So, Windows messes up a setting during setup and the tool to correct it is not installed. Another reason for the extended love-hate realtionsship we have with Redmond....

    I hope that somethow an Update will appear to solve this bug, untill then, any help is appreciated.
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4

    Oh, thats bad. That's why I don't like the core editions. Too many pro features left out. But you could still search for the corresponding registry entries since eventually gpedit does nothing more than changing registry keys (at least for most policies that's the case).

    By the way, it seems changing the lockscreen picture doesn't work (reliably) anyway. If you take a look at the forums you will discover lot's of people having troubles with it, me included. Guess we have to wait for an update...
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5

    Yeah, so much for someone deciding you dont need that...

    The thing that is really worrying me is that this "controlled by your organisation" may be somewhere else in the system too, not just the lockscreen, which is certainly a minor issue. Who knows what other settings are blocked?
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  6. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       03 Aug 2015 #6

    Go to pc settings->privacy->feedback and diagnostics and set the 2nd option to the 2nd or 3rd option, not the 1st, and the "controlled by your organisation" should be gone.
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  7.    04 Aug 2015 #7

    Alternatively you can try if gpedit can also be added under Windows 10 using this method. It's for Windows 7/ 8 but it might to work for Windows 10 too. Just don't forget to create a system image before you start playing with it.
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