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How To Customize the Windows 8 Lock Screen

Windows 8 lets you customize the look and feel of the Lock Screen. You can change the image to one included in the system or one of your own and add additional apps.

From the Windows 8 Start screen pull up the Charms bar and select Settings, then Change PC Settings.

Change PC Settings

The PC Settings screen opens. Select Personalize on the left and Lock Screen in the right pane. There you can change the background image to one of Microsoft’s designs.

Personalize PC Settings

Or, click the Browse button to use a photo from your collection.

Browse for Picture

You’ll get a preview of how the picture you choose will look.

Preview Your Image

Scroll down a bit further and you’re able to select which apps you want to show data on the Lock Screen. You can choose from Mail, Weather, Calendar and info from certain third party apps you’ve install from the Windows Store.

Choose an App for lockscreen

Then on the next line you can select which app displays detailed data on the Lock Screen.

Choose Details App

Lock Screen

Your customized Lock Screen settings will appear on all of your Windows 8 systems if you’ve made the device a Trusted PC and enabled the Sync Feature.

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