Prevent changing lock screen image in Windows 8

Prevent changing lock screen image in Windows 8

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Post Summary: By default, in Windows 8, users can change the background image shown when the machine is locked. How to Prevents users from changing the background image shown when the machine is locked? Open Local Group P ... Read More >

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By default, in Windows 8, users can change the background image shown when the machine is locked. How to Prevents users from changing the background image shown when the machine is locked?

Open Local Group Policy Editor

Press Win+R key combination to launch Run, type gpedit.msc and press Enter key. It'll open the Local Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc - Local Group Policy Editor

Expand the Personalization configuration item

Expand to the Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization configuration item.

Prevent changing lock screen image

Change Prevent changing lock screen image configuration

In the right pane, double click Prevent changing lock screen image item.

Prevent changing lock screen image in Windows 8

Select the "Prevent revent changing lock screen image" dialog box.

Prevent changing lock screen image in Windows 8

If you enable this setting, the user will not be able to change their lock screen image, and they will instead see the image set prior to enabling this setting.

Click "Enabled", then click Apply, and then click OK.

Force Group Policy Updates to take effect

Press Win+R key combination to launch Run, type gpupdate /force and press Enter key.

And now you have enable or disable "Prevent changing lock screen image" in Windows 8.