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Microsoft Enhances Windows 10 with Windows Spotlight & Lock Screen Content

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Microsoft has unveiled a new update named KB5035941 for the Windows 10 Release Preview channel. This update is currently undergoing testing and will soon be available to all Windows 10 devices.

This update differs from the usual ones focused on security and bug fixes as it brings notable changes to the operating system. Additionally, it includes efforts to encourage users to upgrade to Windows 11.

Microsoft shared this announcement on the official Windows Insider blog.

Windows Spotlight and Lock Screen Content

A significant feature of this update is the inclusion of content for the desktop and Lock screen. Windows Spotlight now supports desktop backgrounds, giving users the choice of displaying a picture, solid color, or a slideshow background.

Windows Spotlight offers dynamic wallpapers provided by Microsoft, enabling Windows 10 to regularly switch wallpapers, aligning its features with Windows 11.

Users can activate this feature in Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background > Windows Spotlight. By right-clicking on the desktop and selecting personalize, users can directly access this preference.

The Lock screen is also getting an update with the addition of “weather, sports, traffic, and finance content.” Users can enable this feature in Settings > Personalization > Lock screen for the content to be displayed.

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Current options allow users to modify the background, choose an app for detailed lock screen information, and show quick status updates from various apps.

Another Windows 11 Upgrade Offer

Microsoft is intensifying its efforts to urge Windows 10 users to upgrade to Windows 11, especially with Windows 10’s end of support approaching. While some devices do not meet the new Windows 11 system requirements, there are still many PCs that qualify but have not yet made the switch.

Details on how the upgrade offer will be presented to users are limited, with Microsoft indicating that users may receive a message encouraging them to upgrade upon signing in. This could involve a full-screen pop-up similar to the one observed in February 2024 or a different approach.

Recent upgrade prompts for Windows 10 featured a distinct black pattern design, emphasizing the importance of upgrading the operating system.

Windows 10 users may extend their support until 2025, possibly at an additional cost, although Microsoft has not provided specific details yet.

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