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How to Fix Windows Spotlight not working

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How to Fix Windows Spotlight not working
Fix Windows Spotlight not working

How to Fix Windows Spotlight not working

I recently faced a strange issue with Windows 10 lock screen and Windows Spotlight. It just doesn’t update automatically and also there is no “Like what you see?” link.

I’ve already read any discussion about and tried any method: using PowerShell to re-register ContentDeliveryManager, etc. Deleting Asset folder and Settings results in updating the lock screen, but then it says the same forever.

One thing I noticed is that under “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen” there is no “Creative” folder: I also tried to copy that from working PCs but still doesn’t work.

Also, if I choose “Slideshow” or “Picture” as lock screen, even if the “fun facts” option is enabled, they are not shown. Even apps like weather are not shown.

PS: running sfc /scannow yields no errors.

How I Fixed Windows Spotlight not working

Just Open Group Policy with “gpedit.msc” command without quote in Run menu.

Navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies, and Security Options. Look for “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode“in the right-pane sie

Fixed Windows Spotlight not working

There, modified “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” to Disabled and restarted: no more widgets on the lock screen.

Fixed Windows Spotlight not working

Set again to default, restarted: now working flawlessly. I don’t know if this is a bug or it is expected.

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Hope my article “How to Fix Windows Spotlight not working” helps you to Fix Windows Spotlight not working. Let me know this Fix worked for you know. if you know any other method for this issue, Please let me know.

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