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  1. Posts : 23,640
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       11 Dec 2015 #30

    nkienitz said: View Post
    The image used to appear on the login screen and still does appear when the W key is pressed to show the tiles, etc.. I did find in one of the profile image folders about 8 (give or take) png files that were the windows profile outline. I deleted them as they were in the folder where the tutorial says the image should be that I choose.

    Maybe I screwed something up there by deleting those outline png files??

    The image does show up when I use the Win+L, but does NOT show up when I do an actual 'restart'.
    If this started recently, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you deleted the files to see if that may sort it.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  2.    11 Dec 2015 #31

    I know this hiccup I'm having is really small potatoes in the scheme of things, but little stuff like this just bugs the heck out of me and I do what I can to understand and resolve.

    I can go through settings and the profile area and change the image or choose a new image and it will appear when I hit the Win Key or if I go through the Win+L for a sign on via that path.

    But, when I do a 'restart' of the laptop no image appears on the login screen via that routine.

    Maybe it has something to do with the 'background' screen with a "spotlight" ??
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  3. Posts : 23,640
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       11 Dec 2015 #32

    Since it's only for that location, double check using OPTION ONE below to make sure that you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  4. Posts : 9,010
    Windows 10 Professional
       11 Dec 2015 #33

    Just a thought:
    If you deleted the contents of the Default User Account folder and you're not signed in with an MS account, you may continue to see no image on the login screen.

    If you click on one of the images in the aforementioned folder, do you get the following prompt?

    Click image for larger version. 

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  5. Posts : 9,010
    Windows 10 Professional
       11 Dec 2015 #34

    Sorry guys, don't mean to toss this thread to and fro; just trying to help.
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  6. Posts : 23,640
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       11 Dec 2015 #35

    That's fine Edwin. All help is appreciated.
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  7.    11 Dec 2015 #36

    Edwin said: View Post
    Just a thought:
    If you deleted the contents of the Default User Account folder and you're not signed in with an MS account, you may continue to see no image on the login screen.

    If you click on one of the images in the aforementioned folder, do you get the following prompt?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000103.png 
Views:	40 
Size:	45.3 KB 
ID:	53128
    I have a Microsoft Account and (after a recent update) I got snookered into letting it be the logon for all three of my laptops. After being frustrated with that I finally (via TenForums) how to make the laptops go back to 'local login'. I deleted that other login that was created as well.

    So, that will also likely play into what is going on with the one laptop. The other two are not exhibiting this hiccup.

    As I noted above ... not a huge deal, but just irritates the heck out of me.

    BTW - I did a restore to a few days ago and the errant login with phantom password did come back, but I got that corrected again.

    Still no image showing up on the login screen when the laptop is 'restarted'. Images appearing fine with Win Key and Win+L.

    Not something I'll lose any sleep over, but will mull it over ... and I'm seriously thinking about starting to sip a cold beer before too long
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  8. Posts : 20
    PC: Win 10 Pro; Notebook: Win 10 Home
       29 Jan 2016 #37

    Hello - I am brand new to Win 10 and have been resisting installation till this week. So now I have a notebook on Win 10 Home and a PC on Win 10 Pro. I upgraded the notebook first from the persistent link following original registration to try out before the PC some weeks later. But this failed from Win 7 for the PC (for particular equipment driver reasons), so I tried via MS Media on advice to avoid the pitfalls and everything (eventually) went through. The only difference here was that the N/B had to upgrade more recently to the new upgrade, while the PC went straight to the latest upgrade.

    I am now fine-tuning and have set up log-in via my MS account to sync both machines. The notebook has behaved impeccably, but the PC refuses totally to recognise my account picture (I think everything else seems OK). I tried changing the picture via my MS a/c and the N/B amended immediately, but not the PC. I have been through dozens of web pages for advice and some suggest tinkering with areas of the PC I usually leave well alone! Then I found this excellent explicit string which enabled me to identify the differences on each m/c via the location links listed at the top. From this I find that ...

    In the N/B: the default user a/c is populated with 8 different default images + 3 dat files; the current user a/c is poputated with 7 different sized correct images, and the recent user a/c has the correct image in one size.

    In the PC: the default user a/c is populated with 8 different default images + 2 dat files; but both the current user a/c and the recent user a/c are empty of any images (excl. desktop.ini) or a GUID subfolder.

    I have waited some while to see if the PC would sync, but it doesn't. Can anyone suggest another safe way to do this? ... it is only a small annoyance, but does seem to be a rather silly glitch affecting many! (Can I simply copy images into the two empty directories - although I can't see how that would overwrite the default image?)

    Thanks in advance for such an informative forum.
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  9. Posts : 23,640
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       29 Jan 2016 #38

    Hello rjhfandclf, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm happy to hear that the tutorial has been able to help.

    You might see if turn off and on syncing may be able to toggle it to work for you. The tutorial below has a few different options for doing this that one may work better than the other for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  10. Posts : 20
    PC: Win 10 Pro; Notebook: Win 10 Home
       29 Jan 2016 #39

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello rjhfandclf, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm happy to hear that the tutorial has been able to help.

    You might see if turn off and on syncing may be able to toggle it to work for you. The tutorial below has a few different options for doing this that one may work better than the other for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks for such a quick reply. I had already tried turning sync on and off, but did try your other routes again as well for this - although the third one didn't seem to be appropriate in this instance. I'm afraid nothing has changed.

    It does seem to be just the account picture. If I open other apps that relate to the account (photos, Groove music etc - but I haven't tried everything) these all have the picture by the account name in the menu columns.

    Thanks anyway ... so far!
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