Windows 10: win 1709 spotlight in lock screen

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  1.    01 Dec 2017 #1

    win 1709 spotlight in lock screen


    Mine is not working;is anyone else having the same issue?
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  2. Posts : 5,539
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Dec 2017 #2

    Yes. Since 1709 mine regularly stops working for no apparent reason. Brink's tutorial fixes it every time...

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

    ...though, to be honest, Spotlight has always been a bit 'fragile'.

    There are other aspects of Spotlight that have improved in 1709. For instance, for the first time ever the Spotlight picture appears at boot up - previously it was always the default Windows picture (the cave up to 1703, a mountain lake in 1709).
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  3.    01 Dec 2017 #3

    I downloaded, ran and rebooted, twice to no avail.
    Thanks anyway.
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  4. Posts : 5,539
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Dec 2017 #4

    maranna said: View Post
    I downloaded, ran and rebooted, twice to no avail.
    Thanks anyway.
    It sometimes takes a while to get going again. It's essential to set the lock screen to Picture (or Slideshow) before running it. Also, if you have a metered connection you'll need to turn off metering for a while to let it get more pictures.
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  5.    02 Dec 2017 #5

    MS tech had me run upgrade to no avail. I will set it and wait it out.
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  6. Posts : 592
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       02 Dec 2017 #6

    maranna said: View Post
    I downloaded, ran and rebooted, twice to no avail.
    Thanks anyway.
    Double check that you’ve changed spotlight to picture or slideshow, the setting sometimes has a funny way of changing back to spotlight without the user noticing. I’ve had the same & wondered why the fix didn’t work.
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  7.    02 Dec 2017 #7

    Background is solid color and lock screen is picture. It is stuck on picture. I have run SFC, DISM, reinstalled Windows and run all the strings to clear out the folders.
    I think Windows has a glitch b/c when I surf, many others have the same issue. I doubt it can be fixed on my end. No biggie but thanks anyway.
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  8.    02 Dec 2017 #8

    I am intrigued as to why most forums and members are from the U.K.
    Do you know why?
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home SL
       03 Dec 2017 #9

    I also have this issue. I'll try Brink's solution. I've already tried like 4 solutions from other websites.

    edit: It seems to have worked. Not sure yet. The spotlight image is a new one but it still doesn't ask me if I like it or not like it used to before 1709 build.
    Last edited by eilhart; 03 Dec 2017 at 13:46.
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  10.    03 Dec 2017 #10

    I tried Brink's and 4 others and still spotlight will not function. Judging by the web, we are not the only ones.
    I am done with it. M$ should fix it but I am not holding my breath.
    I may recover an image to clear out all the clutter I have created.
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