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Windows 7: Cant change my wallpaper?

21 Sep 2010   #1
Srinivas Elle

windows 7
 
 
Cant change my wallpaper?

Hi Friends. can you please help me out. i have a problem with my laptop that am unable to change my wall paper?

i can change my desktop background color, but i cant change my desktop background...

whenever i try to "right click" and "set as desktop background", nothing happens.. so i tried clicking on the wallpaper to preview it.. once the preview window was up... i "right clicked" and "set as desktop background", but thjis time.. it showed an error message that says

"this image cannot be set as wallpaper. an internal error occurred"

another odd thing is that whenever i click the themes in the personalize window... it also does not work...

please help me...


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21 Sep 2010   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Srinivas Elle View Post
post the solutions to [email address removed] please friends
Hi,

I'm sure all solutions should be posted back here to assist other people that may have this issue.


Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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21 Sep 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

First, try the standard method to change the desktop background to the available wallpapers. To do this, point your mouse to an empty place on your desktop, right-click -> Personalize. You can either choose from available themes or click on the link (in the bottom of the window) "Desktop Background". This will give you an opportunity to browse for the image you want to use as your wallpaper as well as to choose the options on how to display it.
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21 Sep 2010   #4
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

What version of Windows 7 are you running?
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21 Sep 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

without knowing what version the OP is using, its hard to say... Windows 7 Starter doesn't allow you to change the wallpaper...
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21 Sep 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Srinivas Elle View Post
Hi Friends. can you please help me out. i have a problem with my laptop that am unable to change my wall paper?

i can change my desktop background color, but i cant change my desktop background...

whenever i try to "right click" and "set as desktop background", nothing happens.. so i tried clicking on the wallpaper to preview it.. once the preview window was up... i "right clicked" and "set as desktop background", but thjis time.. it showed an error message that says

"this image cannot be set as wallpaper. an internal error occurred"

another odd thing is that whenever i click the themes in the personalize window... it also does not work...

please help me...
Hello Srinivas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might double check with the tutorial below to see if you may have checked the Remove background images (where available) box in the Ease of Access Center. If so, uncheck the option and apply to see if you are able to change you wallpaper afterwards.

Remove Background Images (where available)

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Sep 2010   #7
Srinivas Elle

windows 7
 
 
OS

Windows 7 Ultimate
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Srinivas,

Did you have a chance to check to see if what I suggested above may be the issue?
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22 Sep 2010   #9
prashantvrm

XP,7,ubuntu 10.04
 
 

If it is not solved repair ur registry using any registry tool.
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22 Feb 2011   #10
Helpful

Windows 7
 
 
I have solved it

Ok i figured out how to fix it. what you need to do is first follow the steps of Remove Background Images (where available). but when you get to Hide color most likely the box will not be checked, check the box. then go into personalization and change the color of your background and save it. then go to theme and change theme to an older windows theme. then go back and uncheck the box for hide color and put whatever background you were trying to do. What happened is when you did system restore it froze your last picture on your background. and what this does is removes and trace of anything and solves it for you.
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