Taskbar won't stay locked in Win 10

On Microsoft Windows 10 [Version 10.0.16299.125] laptop (which has all Windows and Office 2016 updates installed) the bottom taskbar won't stay locked even though I have selected the option to lock the taskbar.

What needs to be done to fix this issue so the taskbar will stay locked?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties. Make sure the box is un-ticked to Auto-hide.  apply, OK.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Create a new USER account and check if you can lock the taskbar from there. if you can then you have a corrupted user profile,

Also Create a Restore Point /  Backup registry, then find this key in regedit:


In the right hand side, look for a value named TaskbarLockAll. If it exists, right-click on it and click Modify. The following are the values:

0 : Unlock all Taskbar settings
1 : Lock all Taskbar settings

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it can also be related to Antivirus issues,  disable / uninstall it and retest.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In addition to the above, run DISM to make repairs to the operating system.

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth  

Allow to complete, restart and test.

If that does not work, a new Windows User account as suggested above is next.
MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
Also check that you do not have 3rd party taskbar managing tools such as Nvidia Experience, DisplayMonitor etc etc. They might be overwriting your Windows preferences.
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