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Windows 7: Wallpaper won't stick

03 Aug 2010   #1
hippydippy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Wallpaper won't stick

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. If I use a custom wallpaper, it does not stick. When I reboot, it temporarily shows the wallpaper I set it to. Then, it reverts to the wallpaper I had when I first installed.


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03 Aug 2010   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

If it's a jpeg try converting it to a bmp file.
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04 Aug 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums hippydippy. I must say, I thought it appropriate that Hipster Doofus was the first to respond to you

Now, where are you storing the wallpaper? Put them in C:\windows\Web\Wallpaper\ , see if that helps. How are you setting the wallpaper?

A Guy
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04 Aug 2010   #4
Sympatico

 
 

I was gonna suggest Solvite, but then realised this isn't the D.I.Y section.
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04 Aug 2010   #5
hippydippy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tried converting to BMP and placing in the wallpaper folder. The problem persisted with every image I tried. I am choosing the wallpaper with the desktop background chooser in the control panel.
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04 Aug 2010   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

when you change it, you should have a new unnamed theme. Save that theme and see if it retains your wallpaper.

New Joke: how can you tell a blonde has changed your background Wallpaper? there is Solvite on the monitor.
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04 Aug 2010   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Have you Run sfc /scannow

see SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker For More Information


Hope This Helps,
Josh
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05 Aug 2010   #8
hippydippy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have tried every suggestion and had a successful scan, but the problem persists!
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05 Aug 2010   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here is how I set my wallpaper. Download and install Irfanview (a great program you will use for other image related things no doubt too).

IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

Open the wallpaper image in Irfanview. Click on Options in upper left menu choices. Click on Set As Wallpaper. Click on Centered. See if that doesn't save you from the issue. A Guy
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06 Aug 2010   #10
hippydippy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Here is how I set my wallpaper. Download and install Irfanview (a great program you will use for other image related things no doubt too).

IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

Open the wallpaper image in Irfanview. Click on Options in upper left menu choices. Click on Set As Wallpaper. Click on Centered. See if that doesn't save you from the issue. A Guy
That fixed it!
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