I performed an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 HP from retail Vista HP. I downloaded Windows 7 from Microsoft. This copy is activated.
All is well, except I am unable to change my wallpaper. I have tried changing the theme as well as trying the various ways of changing wallpaper. For most places, the option to change background wallpaper is simply grayed out. Under Personalize > Appearance, I try to change the wallpaper but I am told that the feature has been disabled by an admin and I need to contact that person. Seeing as I am the sole user of my computer and am an IT professional, I'm at a bit of a loss.
I went in to Windows Anytime Upgrade, and although nothing was out of the ordinary, anytime after that I was able to set my desktop background from a web image. Still, I cannot use photos I have on my machine for the wallpaper.
The only thought is that something went wrong with the permissions during the upgrade, and somehow I am not recognized as an admin. Thoughts, anyone? I am afraid that the solution might end up being a wipe and reinstall, but if I can avoid that, so much the better. Thanks.