Lock Screen is one of the thousand new features introduced in Windows 8. In Windows 8.1, the Lock Screen feature has received improvements and introduced Lock Screen slide show. If your Windows copy is not activated, you can’t change Lock Screen, Start Screen, User Account Picture. But, sometimes you may receive the error while setting Lock Screen even if your Windows is activated. In this article, we’ll discuss about one such error:
Lock screen error
Setting the lock screen failed. Please try again.
This error is more feasible to occur on guest user accounts in advance with the result of forcing specified Lock Screen image by administrator account. Thus the fix goes in the same sense, following nullification of the way to fix particular Lock Screen image. So, without wasting your time any more, lets see how to fix this issue:
FIX : ‘Setting The Lock Screen Failed. Please Try Again’ In Windows 8/8.1
Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.
1. Press + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.
2. Navigate here:
3. In the right pane of this location, you’ll see the LockScreenImage named string. This string is the root cause of the error you’re facing while setting Lock Screen. Double click on string to modify:
4. In order to fix the issue, remove all the Value data you see and click OK. You can also delete the LockScreenImage if you like. Deleting it will be a good idea since there may be the possibility of restoring Value data by the system upon reboot, if the string is not set to read-only permission for everyone. Close the Registry Editor and reboot to get the issue fixed.
Hope you find the fix helpful! Go here, if you’re getting “Setting the account picture failed. Please try again.” error.