binglockscreen

Bing has offered the Bing Desktop app to Windows 7 users for a while ago, which allows your desktop wallpaper to sync with the Bing image of the day. With Windows 8, this isn’t needed as much since you’re usually on the tile screen.

With the latest leak of the upcoming Windows 8.1, there’s now a hidden registry tweak that will let you sync your lockscreen wallpaper with the Bing image.

To do this, make the following registry change, or save the text as a .reg file and run it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionLock Screen] “SlideshowDebug”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionLock ScreenFeedManager] [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionLock ScreenFeedManagerFeeds] [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionLock ScreenFeedManagerFeeds{FE6B11C3-C72E-4061-86C6-9D163121F229}] “URI”=”http://themeserver.microsoft.com/default.aspx?p=Bing&c=Desktop&m=en-US”
@=”(value not set)”

Then open PC Settings, on the LockScreen tab, enable the Slideshow.

Set the source to SkyDrive and then back to the white one, wait a few minutes to let Windows create the feed and download images.

The “SlideshowDebug” is only needed if you want the Debug screen on the Slideshow.