Windows Spotlight feature in Windows 10 allows users to fetch an image from Bing and set it as the Lock Screen background image automatically.

There may be plenty of reasons, why your Windows 10 machine is not fetching new wallpaper from Bing. Resetting Windows Spotlight settings & preferences is very likely to help you.

But before you begin you have to ensure that you have a working Internet connection as Windows Spotlight features requires an active internet connection to show new wallpaper on the lock screen. Otherwise, it won’t be able to grab the image from the repository. So make sure that you are connected to the Internet.

Reset Windows Spotlight preferences

If in spite of being connected to the Internet, you face problems, you may want to reset Windows Spotlight preferences and settings and see if that helps.These following steps would let you reset the Windows Spotlight settings in Windows 10 – there is no need of any software, though.

NOTE: Before you begin, create a system restore point first.

Next, open Settings panel by pressing Win+I and go to Personalization > Lock Screen. Under the Background option, choose Picture and set a picture as default lock screen background.

Next, navigate to the following folder:


You will have to first unhide all hidden folders in Windows.

Now, here in this folder, you will see two files called roaming.lock and settigns.dat. Delete both of them.


Re-register Windows Spotlight

To do this, open an administrator Powershell windows, type the following and hit Enter:

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


Now check your lock screen and see if you have a new wallpaper or not.