Windows Spotlight

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Windows Spotlight
A component of Windows 10 by Microsoft
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Lock screen of a Windows 10 laptop showing an image from Windows Spotlight
Type Lock screen slideshow service
Included with Windows 10
Also available for Windows 10 Mobile
Replaces Windows 8 metro style lock screen
Support status

Windows 10 Version 1607:[1]
Mainstream support until October 12, 2021
Extended support until October 13, 2026

Versions prior to 1607:[2]
Mainstream support until October 13, 2020
Extended support until October 14, 2025

Windows Spotlight is a feature included by default in Windows 10 that downloads pictures and advertisements automatically from Bing and displays them when the lock screen is being shown on a computer running Windows 10. Users are occasionally given an opportunity to mark whether they wish to see more or fewer images of a similar type, and sometimes the images are overlaid with links to advertisements. In 2017, Microsoft began adding location information for many of the photographs.

Photo locations

For most of the images, no photo credits are available, but some do display information about where the picture was taken. Many are of well-known locations, or famous historical or natural landmarks, and therefore can be identified. Identified images include (alphabetical by country):





North America


South America

Other pictures



  1. ^ "Windows lifecycle fact sheet – Windows Help". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Windows 10". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 

External links

  • How to Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10 - Saint.
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