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    I have two monitors and would like each one to have a different wallpaper that does not change unless I have manually decided to do so. In the personal preferences section of the desktop I have changed the setting from slide-show to illustration on each monitor, but this change just doesn’t seem to stick. Within a few minutes the wallpaper will change automatically. Is there a register key or group policy that I can modify that will stop this behavior?

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      Don’t know if this will work with two monitors having different desktop backgrounds, but it prevented my preferred background from “automatically” changing.

      Step 1.

        Right-click on an empty section of the desktop, select “Personalize” and, in the right-hand section, set the background to “Picture” and choose the specific image you want to always be displayed.

        From what you’ve posted, you’ve already did this step but I’ve included it so others will know about it.

      Step 2.

        On the same Personalize window, select Themes in the left-hand pane, scroll down until you see the Sync your settings option and select it.

        Turn the “Sync settings” toggle OFF.

      Step 3.

        Press Win + R, enter powercfg.cpl and press enter to open the main “Power options” window.

        Click the Change plan settings option for the “active” power plan and then select the Change advanced power settings option at the bottom to open the Power Options “Advanced settings” window.

        Expand the Desktop Background Settings > Slide show item and disable it for both “On battery” and “Plugged in“.

      Step 4.

        Enable the Group Policy Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Do not display the lock screen.

        Not sure if this one is absolutely necessary but, until I set it, my desktop background would sometimes start “automatically changing” after performing a Windows update and, after I set it, that stopped.

      Reboot for all the settings to take effect.

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