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Ramesh, MS-MVP 03-04-2008 15:51

Re: I can't change my desktop background
 
You're welcome!

More info:

Cannot change the desktop wallpaper:
http://www.winhelponline.com/article...wallpaper.html

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
Winhelponline.com blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"dolphinlover1_2004" <dolphinlover12004@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:69858C8E-6E6E-4084-8FED-EF679BC29C13@microsoft.com...
Wow this solved my problem also thanks. It's so good to have such intellegent
people all around us

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Download wallpaper_enable.reg from the following link:
> http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
>
> Save the file to Desktop.
> Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <Swtboodie01@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C67C8D71-C231-4C26-AD83-AE49B0067BA2@microsoft.com...
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System
> Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
>
>
>
> I hope this helps.
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
> > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> >
> > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> >
> > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Po licies\System" /s
> >
> > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <Swtboodie01@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D602CCDA-1962-4FBB-B321-7E63AD77CC58@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <Swtboodie01@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4CDC8580-DFCF-41BF-908B-3D3A4A5E7D86@microsoft.com...
> > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > >
> > > > See also:
> > > >
> > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <Swtboodie01@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DFACD801-0A03-4421-9A8E-4EF52461C84C@microsoft.com...
> > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > >
> > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <Swtboodie01@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4013596A-634B-445E-BF3B-D07575ADF9EE@microsoft.com...
> > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >

> >

>


dtol 07-25-2008 23:11

Re: I can't change my desktop background
 
This link is not working anymore.

Follow this one:

Cannot change the desktop wallpaper:
http://www.winhelponline.com/article...wallpaper.html

Thank you guys!!!

>


Robert Hankins 07-25-2008 23:27

Re: I can't change my desktop background
 
Right click on empty spot on desktop,click on Personalize, click on Desktop
Background and make a selection. Bob HE.


"dtol" <dtol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:190689A6-87CB-44A8-A0A6-6822C08F6A73@microsoft.com...
> This link is not working anymore.
>
> Follow this one:
>
> Cannot change the desktop wallpaper:
> http://www.winhelponline.com/article...wallpaper.html
>
> Thank you guys!!!
>
>>





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