Download 170 Awesome HD Wallpapers


*Applies to any operating system which can use JPEG images as wallpaper – including Windows 7/8.1/10.

Windows 10 includes a variety of brilliant Lock Screen background images which are added to periodically to form what is known as the “Spotlight” collection of images:

spotlight serttings

My main Windows 10 system currently has 46 of these images saved in a special folder:

C > Users > Your Username > AppData > Local > Packages > Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy > LocalState > Assets

spotlight images folder

But, as you can see from the screenshot above, the images are not viewable directly from within their default location. In order to open/view and use the images elsewhere, you’d need to copy and paste them into a new folder (e.g. in the Pictures directory) and then rename them all with the .jpg extension.

However, MajorGeeks has made all 170 of these awesome 1920 x 1080 images available as JPEGs in a single download. All you need do is download the 126.3MB zip folder from MajorGeeks here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_10_spotlight_wallpapers.html, and extract the contents. You can then not only easily open and view the images but also use the collection as rotating background wallpaper.


How To Set Custom Wallpaper in Windows 7/8.1/10

The steps are pretty much the same for each operating system. In windows 7 and 8.1 right click on the desktop and select Personalize. In the window that opens click Desktop Background:

personalization-desktop background

Now, click the Browse button, navigate to and select the folder containing your images. Set your preferences from the options across the bottom of the window and, when finished, click Save changes:

wallpaper-select folder

In Windows 1o the process requires just one step – right click on the desktop and select Personalize – that will take you straight to the Desktop Background settings. From there, the steps are the same as above:

win10-wallpaper-settings

Here is a thumbnail preview of just a small selection of images included in the download:

wallpaper-preview-thumbnails

Enjoy!


 

About the Author

Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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