Three Ways to Fix Windows Spotlight Image not Changing on Startup Error – review information

he Windows Spotlight is a new feature of Windows 10 that uses Bing to download a picture and set it as background on the startup screen. But recently, many users reported that Windows Spotlight image was not changing the startup screen in Windows 10. If you have encountered such an issue, then the step-by-step tutorial below will guide you to fix it.

How to Fix Windows Spotlight Image not Changing on Startup Error

Here are three ways provide for you when Windows 10 Spotlight stuck on the same image on startup:

Fix Windows Spotlight Image not Changing on Startup Error by Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.

Step 2: Click on the Lock screen, select the Windows spotlight under the Background section.

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Step 3: Right-click on the Start menu and select Windows PowerShell ( Admin).

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Step 4: Copy and paste the command below into the PowerShell and hit Enter to run it.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach Add-AppxPackage “$($_.InstallLocation)appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode -register

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Step 5: Restart your computer then the lock screen should show the new Spotlight image for you.

Fix Windows Spotlight Image not Changing on Startup Error via Local Group Policy Editor

If the method above doesn’t work, try the workaround below:

Step 1: Press Windows + R to invoke Run dialog then type “gpedit.msc” and click on OK button.

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Step 2: Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Persoanlization.

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Step 3: Double-click on the Prevent changing lock screen and logon image in the right pane.

Step 4: Click on Disable and tap on OK button.

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Step 5: Repeat the Step 3 – 4 to disable the Do not display the lock screen and Prevent enabling lock screen slide show.

Step 6: Restart your computer.

Fix Windows Spotlight Image not Changing on Startup Error by Resetting Spotlight Image

Step 1: Click on Settings> Personalization > Lock screen.

Step 2: Select Picture or Slideshow under the Background section.

Step 3: Hit Windows + R and paste the following path to the Run window:

%USERPROFILE%/AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateAssets

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Step 4: Press Ctrl + A and click on Delete key to remove all files.

Step 5: Press Windows + R key to open the Run dialog again and run the command below.

%USERPROFILE%/AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewySettings

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Step 6: Respectively rename the roaming.lock and settings.bat files to roaming.lock.bak and settings.dat.bak.

Note: You should show the file extension for the first step.

Step 7: Restart computer then navigate to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen. Make sure you have set Windows Spotlight as the Background.

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