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Windows Spotlight gets stuck on an image or Windows 10 doesn’t work after a recent update? Have you selected Windows 10’s Spotlight feature for the lock screen, but the images don’t change regularly and only one image is displayed? Let’s see how to solve the fact that Spotlight windows don’t work in Windows 10.

What is Windows Spotlight?

Windows Spotlight is a feature in Windows 10 that uses Bing to automatically download and set new wallpapers on your lock screen to keep your experience fresh every time you log in. But sometimes, especially after the recent Windows 10 update, users notice that Windows Spotlight stops working or gets stuck on the same screen. Unfortunately, there is no way to reset this feature in Windows 10. But you can fix the Windows 10 Spotlight situation with a simple workaround.

Fix the Spotlight window on an image

Message: The Spotlight feature is only available when your computer is connected to the Internet. The images on the lock screen change automatically every day when you are connected to the Internet.

Disconnect the meter

If the PC is connected to a dosimeter network, the exposure images may not be downloaded to reduce data consumption. It is recommended to check the connection to the meter and disconnect it if it is activated. To achieve that.

  • Open the parameters using the Window + I key,
  • Go to Network and Internet, then Status
  • Press to change the connection properties, scroll down and deactivate the button under Set as measurement connection.

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Turn the window illumination off and on

We also recommend that you disable and then re-enable Windows Spotlight before trying any solutions.

  • Open the settings with the Windows key + I,
  • Tap Adjust, and then close the screen,
  • Select Image as Wallpaper (this feature will be disabled), then select Windows Spotlight.

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Adjustment from File Management

Open the file explorer with Windows key + E, go to the View tab, activate the Hide items check box and now continue with the next point

C:UsersNameAppDataLocalPackages Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateAssets

In the above path, replace C with the drive letter where Windows 10 is installed and replace UserName with your real username.

Here, press Ctrl+A to select all files, then press Delete. Then navigate to the following folder:

C:UsersUserNameAppDataLocalPackages Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewySettings

Here, in the Settings folder, you should also find two files: roaming.lock and settings.dat. Select both files and delete them. Now restart your computer, the Windows Spotlight feature should work again.

Spotlight AppNew Registration

Right-click in the Windows 10 Start menu and select PowerShell (Admin). Copy and paste the following command into the PowerShell window and then press Enter :

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register $($_.InstallLocation)appxmanifest.xml -DisableDevelopmentMode}

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Restart the computer after the command is executed.  Windows Spotlight should start working by displaying a new image on the lock screen.

Performing a system file check

If the problem persists, try checking the system files with the SFC utility, which scans all protected system files and replaces the incorrect versions with the correct Microsoft versions.

  1. Open a command prompt as administrator
  2. At the command prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  3. Exit the program via the command line.

Wait until the scan is 100% done, then restart Windows and see if that helps.

Did these solutions solve a situation where Windows Spotlight stopped working after a Windows 10 update? Tell us about it in the comments below,

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How do I enable Windows Spotlight on the lock screen?

First: To enable Spotlight images on the lock screen Click Start, then select Settings (or press Windows+I). On the Settings screen, tap the Customize button. On the Personalization window, select the Lock Screen tab, and then select Windows Spotlight from the Background drop-down menu.

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