Windows 10: Settings search and Windows Spotlight not working on new laptop

Discus and support Settings search and Windows Spotlight not working on new laptop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I just got an Aero 15 X9 (Amazon.com: (3/22-4/12 Special Price) GIGABYTE AERO 15-X9-RT5P 15 Accessories). Everything is fine hardware-wise. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by leftisthominid, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Settings search and Windows Spotlight not working on new laptop


    Hello,

    I just got an Aero 15 X9 (Amazon.com: (3/22-4/12 Special Price) GIGABYTE AERO 15-X9-RT5P 15 Accessories). Everything is fine hardware-wise. I did all the Windows updates, and I tried to start using it.

    I have noticed that I cannot enable Windows Spotlight for the login screen. Also, when I open settings, and I type something in the search bar it does not work. Pressing enter yields me no results. I do not get any autocompletes either.

    What should I do?

    :)
     
    leftisthominid, Mar 30, 2019
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  2. MGranback Win User

    Windows Spotlight Not Working

    If that didn't work then what I originally did to get mine working was to:

    1. Switch the Lock Screen from Spotlight to picture

    2. Delete the image files in the Assets folder AND

    3. Rename (add ".bak" to the file name) each of the files in settings Folder.

    4. Close out of settings and restart the computer

    5. After restarting switch the Lock Screen back to Spotlight, restart again, and give it several hours to see if new images are downloaded to the Assets folder and the Lock Screen starts updating with new Spotlight images.

    I tried the suggestions of just deleting the image files or renaming the files in the Settings folder and neither seemed to accomplish anything by themselves. Doing both at the same time, however, got it working again. Again, that was before I found the
    original steps listed in the previous message also got it working again for me.

    It does seem, however, that the Spotlight Lock Screen feature is pretty fragile. My desktop went back to the default image after the last Windows update while laptop continued working fine after the same update.

    Good Luck
     
    MGranback, Mar 30, 2019
    #2
  3. welcome screen is not asking if i like the spotlight choice

    Hi,

    One of the possible reasons why your laptop is not asking if you like the spotlight choice might be because the Windows spotlight is not set as your lock screen background. To address this concern, we suggest enabling Windows spotlight as your lock screen
    background. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on Personalization and then select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, click on the drop down menu and make sure to click on Windows spotlight.

    If further assistance is needed, don't hesitate to reply on this thread.
     
    Darleen Pen, Mar 30, 2019
    #3
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Settings search and Windows Spotlight not working on new laptop

    Spotlight

    Hi,

    Windows spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen. For us to better isolate your concern, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Is there a way for you to provide us a screenshot?
    • Have you made any recent changes before this issue occur?
    • Are you able to use spotlight before?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow these steps to modify Lock screen background to spotlight:

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Personalization and select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, choose Windows spotlight.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Mar 30, 2019
    #4
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