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  1.    26 Aug 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkr10001 View Post
    how...???
    why...??
    I share your frustration, but as I said in post #43 of the thread AntJac pointed you to...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bree
    It seems to literally 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen' - ie. whatever is selected for the lock screen in 'Picture', despite the fact that the lock screen is actually set to 'Spotlight' and not 'Picture'.
    So what I have done is save one of my favourite Spotlight pictures, set that as the lock screen background picture and turned on 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen'. Having restarted, locked the screen and signed in and out a few times to check that I do indeed have my chosen picture on the sign-in screen I can turn Spotlight back on for the lock screen.

    Find and Save Windows Spotlight Background Images in Windows 10

    I still get the static picture on the sign-in screen, but at least it's now one I like
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  2.    27 Aug 2017 #12
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    Just seen this on the MS community site. I havent done anything in registry yet as i am very tentative about messing around with anything in there but maybe one of the more technical guys can see if this works and post back?

    I have read a lot of nonsense about how to fix the Windows 10 Spotlight not working issue of the last couple of weeks since I personally have had the issue. I am not a forum poster generally but I had to post my situation in the hope it helps someone.

    Basically I get a black lock screen when I press "WIN-L" or when the laptop boots up. I generally hibernate but the same thing happens when I boot from cold. The "Preview" pane in the "Settings - Personalisation - Lock Screen" section was grey when "Windows Spotlight" is chosen, but correctly displays a picture if "Picture" or "Slideshow" was chosen.
    Upon checking the "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_<somerandomchara cters>\LocalState\Assets" folder for the images, I could see that the content was being downloaded correctly. When I deleted the files and new ones would appear. If I changed one of the larger files to have a .jpg extension I could open the image and it was fine, but no amount of changing available settings would make Spotlight work correctly.
    I resorted to checking the registry myself for something obvious and found the "hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\lock screen" location. With the Windows Spotlight feature enabled I noticed that under the "Creative" sub-key the locations for the Windows Spotlight images are set. For me the "LandscapeAssetPath" and the "PortraitAssetPath" were set to an image file name that didn't exist and if I turned Spotlight off and on again it would set the same incorrect image file name each time.
    I located a correct landscape image and manually updated the regkey accordingly (note: the directory path to my profile was correct its just the image file name that was wrong). After doing this Windows Spotlight started to work. "WIN-L" once again displayed an image! I have turned Spotlight off and on again in the "Settings - Personalisation - Lock Screen" menu and it displays a new image each time. Also I "Didnt Like" one of the images and it immediately changed it to a new one.
    I am using a standard laptop so I cant say if the same fix applies to Portrait mode.
    Also, I haven't rebooted my machine as yet, but fingers crossed this works permanently.
    Hope this helps someone as it has frustrated me for the last couple of weeks.
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  3.    27 Aug 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntJac View Post
    Just seen this on the MS community site. I havent done anything in registry yet as i am very tentative about messing around with anything in there but maybe one of the more technical guys can see if this works and post back?
    That solution is for a slightly different problem from the one we have...
    Basically I get a black lock screen when I press "WIN-L" or when the laptop boots up.
    ...whereas we get a Spotlight picture, but a different static picture for the sign-in screen. Actually, I get the Spotlight picture on the sign-in screen for WinKey+L but the static picture at start up.

    I've checked my registry settings referred to in that fix and found them to be correct, the changes described were not needed.
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  4.    27 Aug 2017 #14
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    Ah i see apologies Bree i should have read it again.
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  5.    27 Aug 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntJac View Post
    Ah i see apologies Bree i should have read it again.
    No apology needed, it may have held a hint to help us. Worth looking into.

    Spotlight seems fragile and prone to a number of problems. In our case I feel Spotlight is working properly, and it's something in the way Windows starts up that's ignoring the 'show Spotlight picture on sign in screen' setting.
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  6.    27 Aug 2017 #16
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    Cheers Bree. Seems like there's more and more bugs in Windows now. Just realized the DISM restore command only goes up to 99 5% and then says Operation completed successfully!
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  7.    29 Aug 2017 #17
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    Update on this. This morning my Sign in screen when first booting up my system was a Spotlight picture. A different one to what i had yesterday. Very strange to see it spring back into life
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  8.    03 Sep 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntJac View Post
    Update on this. This morning my Sign in screen when first booting up my system was a Spotlight picture. A different one to what i had yesterday. Very strange to see it spring back into life
    hmm wonder what cuased that
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  9.    03 Sep 2017 #19
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    It's not working again now. Only lasted for a day!
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  10.    05 Sep 2017 #20
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    maybe whatever has fluffed up will get straightened out in October's update
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