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Here is what I have tried so far:

  • Re-registered Spotlight App

    1. dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    2. sfc /scannow
    3. powershell
    4. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like “*SystemApps*”} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • Removed all spotlight background images from C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_<Package ID>\LocalState\Assets folder and removed roaming.lock and settings.dat C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_<Package ID>\Settings

Based on this tutorial.

None of these solutions worked. When I set my lock screen to background Windows spotlight preview shows an empty screen.

Does anyone have any other ideas on what should I try in order to get Windows Spotlight to work?

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You're running Windows 10 Enterprise. This is relevant because the Spotlight Group Policy settings only work on Enterprise and Education editions, so it's possible you have a policy set that disables it.

  1. Run rsop.msc
  2. Check the locations (policy paths) listed in this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions for any enabled policies that would disable Windows Spotlight, specifically:

    1. User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Configure Spotlight on lock screen
    2. User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Turn off all Windows Spotlight features
    3. Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Do not display the lock screen
    4. Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Search\Don't search the web or display web results
  • Just checked rsop.msc there is no administrative templates section. – alljamin Dec 2 '17 at 11:11

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