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Changing the Lock Screen Image
3. Locate the InitialKeyboardIndicators entry, right-click it, and select Modify.
To enable Num Lock, enter into the box. If you want to disable it, enter 2
2147483648 , which is the system default value.
4. Click OK to save the changes. That’s it!
If you are on a laptop and you attempted to enable Num Lock—even though
I told you not to—and need to ix your system, repeat the preceding directions
but replace the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators with 2147483648 to disable
the feature.
Changing the Lock Screen Image
Windows 8 actually has two different types of lock screen images: one for all
users, also called the default lock screen, and one for each user account. The
default logon screen displays when multiple user accounts are on the machine
but no users are logged in. This is most common in business environments
with domain-joined PCs that hide the last user logged in. It also displays on a
multi-user home PC when a user logs off.
Setting the Default Lock Screen
Configuring the default lock screen was not a feature of the RTM build of
Windows 8. It was introduced based on feedback from enterprise
customers and was enabled in the November 2012 cumulative patch for Windows 8
(KB2770917). You must have that patch installed to proceed with this section.
See for more details about the patch. Customizing the default
lock screen uses group policies which can be controlled globally with domain
group policy or locally with local group policy. That is good news for any
business that wants to make this change apply globally without having to touch
every machine but it also means that this will work only on Windows 8 Pro
and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.
1. To get started, open the Start screen, type gpedit.msc , and hit Enter.
2. When the Local Group Policy Editor loads, navigate through Local Computer
Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel,
and then Personalization.
3. Right-click Force A Specific Default Local Screen Image and select Edit.
4. Select the Enable option.
5. Enter a path to a JPG image file you want to use as your lock screen image.
For example, C:\Images\DefaultLockScreen.jpg, as shown in Figure 5-6.
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