Windows 10: Spotlight Background Images Keep Going Back To Windows Images

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  1.    15 May 2017 #1

    Spotlight Background Images Keep Going Back To Windows Images


    I like getting a new Spotlight Background image on my lock screen. But most of the time, when I start or restart the PC, the lock screen image goes back to a stored image that Microsoft installed.
    How can I keep the lock screen and sign-in screen on the new background images?
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  2. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       15 May 2017 #2

    Hello Henry,

    If it's still staying set to use "Windows Spotlight" as your lock screen background, then you might see if resetting and re-registering Windows Spotlight may help.

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    15 May 2017 #3

    Thank you Brink. I`ll give it a try.
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  4.    16 May 2017 #4

    "If it's still staying set to use "Windows Spotlight" as your lock screen background."
    I did`nt see anywhere it said that, but the other day I did the procedure to reset and register spotlight anyway.
    Today though it went back to a saved Windows picture. Still does this when I start or restart the PC.
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  5. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       16 May 2017 #5

    It'll be the same setting you see in the screenshot under step 8 to have "Windows Spotlight" set as your lock screen background.

    When you restart the computer, does your lock screen stay set to "Windows Spotlight", or is it set to something else (ex: "Picture")?
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  6.    17 May 2017 #6

    Okay, it did not say to set as lock screen background. So, I guess that means it is set and registered. Yes, after starting or restarting the PC, if I go into Settings to check it, it stays set to Windows Spotlight.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       17 May 2017 #7

    Ok, good that it's still set to show "Windows Spotlight".

    By default, the lock screen at startup should show the background of the last user that shut down or restarted the computer.
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  •    17 May 2017 #8

    Brink said: View Post

    By default, the lock screen at startup should show the background of the last user that shut down or restarted the computer.
    It does`nt. Say for example the last Spotlight Background picture that was up prior to shut down was the a spider web spotlight picture. That picture will not show upon starting or restarting the PC. It always goes back to a default picture that was installed in the OS.
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  • Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       17 May 2017 #9

    Just to verify, do you have the sign-in screen set to use the same image as your lock screen?

    Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  •    17 May 2017 #10

    Yes, it is on.
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