Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10

Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10

Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10: If you have recently upgraded to Windows 10 then you may face this issue where Windows 10 background changes itself and keep reverting back to another image. This issue is not just with the background image as even if you set slideshow, the settings will keep messing up. The new background will be there until you restart your PC as after the restart, Windows will revert back to older images as desktop background.

Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10

There is no particular cause of this issue but sync settings, corrupt registry entry, or corrupt system files can cause the problem. So without wasting any time let’s see how to Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10 with the help of below-listed troubleshooting guide.

Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Desktop Background Slideshow

1.Press Windows Key + R then type powercfg.cpl and hit Enter.

type powercfg.cpl in run and hit Enter to open Power Options

2.Now next to your selected power plan click on “Change plan settings“.

USB Selective Suspend Settings

3.Click on Change advanced power settings.

Change advanced power settings

4.Expand Desktop background settings then click on Slideshow.

5.Make sure the Slideshow settings is set to paused for both On battery and Plugged in.

Make sure the Slideshow settings is set to paused for both On battery and Plugged in

6.Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Disable Windows Sync

1.Right-click on the desktop then choose Personalize.

right click on the desktop and select personalize

2.From the left-hand menu click on Themes.

3.Now click on “Sync your settings” under Related Settings.

Select Themes then click on Sync your settings under Related Settings

4.Make sure to disable or turn OFF the toggle for “Sync settings“.

Make sure to disable or turn OFF the toggle for Sync settings

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

6.Again change the desktop background to your desired one and see if you’re able to Fix Dekstop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10.

Method 3: Change Desktop Background

1.Right-click on the desktop then choose Personalize.

right click on the desktop and select personalize

2.Under Background, make sure to select Picture from the drop-down.

select Picture under Background in Lock screen

3.Then under Choose your picture, click on Browse and select your desired image.

Under Choose your picture, click on Browse and select your desired image

4.Under Choose a fit, you can choose fill, fit, stretch, tile, center, or span on your displays.

Under Choose a fit, you can choose fill, fit, stretch, tile, center, or span on your displays

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Desktop Background Changes Automatically in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

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16 Comments

  1. none of them worked out for me

  2. Thank you so much your article saved me

  3. None of these worked for me.

  4. None worked for me either. Even when I paused the “show.”

  5. none of these worked for me either.
    i tried a cmd prompt to check for corrupt files and repair thru windows update and that didnt work either. ive been trying to fix this for 30 hrs non-stop but i cant fix it.
    im at my wits end

  6. None of these worked for me

  7. None of these worked for me. the settings keep changing every time I start a game in a full-screen mode. it changes from slideshow with fill to picture with tiling

    1. same here when you find dont forgot to tell here bro

  8. I don’t have this problem, just want to say hi.

  9. All of these settings were in place. I made no changes. Obviously, this is not the resolution.

  10. None of these examples worked for me. I’m still searching for a solution.

  11. I set up a folder of my own photos as a slideshow.
    However, doggone, M$ keeps wiping my own photos and replace them with their own pix.
    Anyone out there who could help me? Mahalo

  12. I select Picture for my background, and the select the picture I want to use. I confirm my choice and click Okay, and it goes back to the Personalize Desktop and shifts back to Solid Color.

  13. Thanks for the article its worked for me

  14. If you got your desktop image from microsoft store, go into settings > apps, delete the image / file associated with the image.

    Sometimes those are VERY buggy.

  15. Had this problem for about 2 years now. I have a slideshow of about 500 pictures. I have saved this as a “slideshow” folder in C:\. Selecting this folder from browse on the personalisation function and fill will always make it work until after a power off. It then returns as Picture and when slideshow is selected it comes up in tile mode, not fill. The themes location is in %USER%/Appdat/Roming/Microsoft/Windows/Themes. This is the location pointed to in the registry. Presumably the *.ini file should re-direct it or the Transcoded wallpaper file should have the information.
    I deleted everything in that folder and moved my Slideshow folder to it. Then by selecting the re-located folder in the personalisation function will re-construct the necessary files for the Transcoded wallpaper and the ini files in the Themes folder. So far this seems to have worked where none of the other methods have. Power settings are not applicable as this is a desktop, and GPedit was already correct.
    The only clue I could get was in the registry HKCU\ControlPanel\Desktop\Wallpaper which pointed to the Themes folder. Changing it to point to C:\Slideshowwas had no effect and it changed back at restart. Never worked out what re-set it but leaving well alone for now.
    No doubt the next update from MS will upset it again!

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