Win 11 wallpaper bug

Copper Contributor

Hey all,


I am using a year old HP laptop. I received the win 11 update on 28th October 2021.


Here's the problem I'm experiencing:

Every time after rebooting or turning on the computer, the wallpaper I set up shows bugged. I can only see a stripe of the picture, on the top with the rest of the screen covered by small, sometimes green, sometimes blue, bubbles, neatly organized in rows and columns with a pale background.


The problem goes away when I change the desktop background/theme. All my drivers are up to date. I have updated win 11 to the latest version available on my PC.


System Specifications:

Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz

Ram: 8GB

System type: 64 bit

Software: Windows 11 Home single language

OS build: 22000.282 ; Version: 21H2

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce Mx350 


Any suggestion would be great. Thank you for your time. Have a great day.

6 Replies
Exact same issue on my end.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Ram: 16GB
System type: 64 bit
Software: Windows 11 Pro
OS build: 22000.318 ; Version: 21H2
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M
Same issue with a surface laptop 4 that I just bought and instantly upgraded to Windows 11. Opening settings to go to personalization fixes it without me toggling anything, but it seems windows is having an issue retrieving the file itself and refreshes when you get into the settings.
exact same issue
Surface Pro 7 Model 1866 i5

Same issue here. I installed Windows 11 a few days ago and every time I turn on my PC the wallpaper appears glitched. It's not even a custom wallpaper, it's one of the wallpapers that come with Windows 11. I have to open Personalization and select a different wallpaper/theme then select the one I want again.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70GHz 3.70 GHz
RAM: 32 GB
Edition: Windows 11 Pro
Version: 21H2
OS build: 22000.613
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

@pizzazz Yep, same issue, still. It only happens with one wallpaper I have though.


I'm running the newest version of Windows 11.

Processor: Intel Core i5-12600K

RAM: 32 GB DDR4-3600

System type: 64-bit

Software: Windows 11 Home

OS Build: 22621.1194, OS Version 22H2

Graphics: Radeon RX580

@pizzazz exact same issue, brand new laptop with all recent updates installed.


Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
Edition: Windows 11 Home Single Language
Version: 22H2
OS build: 22621.1265
Graphics: the integrated Iris Xe


Attaching screenshot showing the glitch on the default wallpaper.wallpaper bug.png