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Windows 7: Why can't I use Personalization in Win7 to change desktop pictures?

05 Aug 2010   #1
PocketG

Windows 7
 
 
Why can't I use Personalization in Win7 to change desktop pictures?

It's there, but does not work. Why even put that option if its useless?


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05 Aug 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi PocketG,

Are you using Windows 7 Starter? If so, then unfortunately desktop background personalization is not a feature available to you. Here's some more information: Let’s talk about Windows 7 Starter

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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05 Aug 2010   #3
PocketG

Windows 7
 
 

It says Windows 7 Home Premium at startup if that makes a difference.
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05 Aug 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you get these screens from right clicking on the desktop ?


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05 Aug 2010   #5
PocketG

Windows 7
 
 

Yes. I can change the pictures but can't change the size to fit or center and so on.
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05 Aug 2010   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Picture Position ?


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05 Aug 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Are you talking about your account picture?
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05 Aug 2010   #8
PocketG

Windows 7
 
 

I can change my desktop photos now but I have to learn how to get them to fit the screen or use the tile, fit to screen and so on option. Why do they evn put that in the Personalization if I can not use it? Is there an update or something to correct this issue? Now since I started resaerching this, it's a question that thosands of other have.
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06 Aug 2010   #9
Sympatico

 
 

What's your screen resolution setting?
What's your screen size?
What's your image size?
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06 Aug 2010   #10
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

There is a known issue with HP computers in which the desktop background cannot be changed from Stretch (i.e. the Fit-to-Screen, Center, and Tile options don't work). HP has released a fix, which is available here: Fix: Cannot Change Wallpaper Picture Position to Tile or Center in HP/Compaq PCs Running Windows 7 - The Winhelponline Blog

Let us know if that helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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