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Windows 7: Desktop Background Slide Show Doesn't Work


15 Oct 2010   #1

Win7 64
 
 
Desktop Background Slide Show Doesn't Work

After the excellent help I've received here recently I just thought of one more little nagging issue that I haven't been able to figure out on one of my computers. I have the Desktop background setup to be a slide show and change 1x/day. It worked initially when I installed Windows 7 64 on this computer but has stopped working for some reason. I double check the settings and all is good but the desktop changes. I know it is something I have done but can't figure out what that might be. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.


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15 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Might want to restore it back to when it was working.
Just think about it as I haven't had my share of caffeine yet today.
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15 Oct 2010   #3

Win7 64
 
 

Thanks for the reply but that's no good as it was quite a long time ago that this started happening so I don't have a good restore point nor would I want to do it as too many other things have been added since then.
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15 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Desktop Slideshow
Read thru this tutorial and if no help do a search for "Desktop slide show" as the second post may be of help also.
Post back if you need more help or problem solved.
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15 Oct 2010   #5

Win7 64
 
 

Thanks, but I know how do to this and have done it and it works on 3 of my 4 computers, it's just this one that has stopped working and I don't know why... quite puzzling and I really don't want to reinstall everything just for this. It's no big deal, that's why I never bothered asking about it in the past, but since coming here and finding such knowledgeable/helpful people I thought I'd give it a shot. Thanks again for the replies.
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15 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP
 
 

Avatar when you make changes to your slide show you also have to save it as a new theme or windows will ignore your changes .

example:

You have 10 pictures saved as a slide show timed to change every 10s you would save as theme 1

then If you have the same 10 pictures saved as a slide show and change the time to every 30s you would save as theme 2

If you change the window color & appearance of your slide show you will have to re-save it as theme 3, also you will have to make sure all the boxes are check marked.
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15 Oct 2010   #7

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Avatar when you make changes to your slide show you also have to save it as a new theme or windows will ignore your changes .

example:

You have 10 pictures saved as a slide show timed to change every 10s you would save as theme 1

then If you have the same 10 pictures saved as a slide show and change the time to every 30s you would save as theme 2

If you change the window color & appearance of your slide show you will have to re-save it as theme 3, also you will have to make sure all the boxes are check marked.
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I understand all that and unfortunately none of that relates to this particular issue. I wish it was that simple! lol
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15 Oct 2010   #8

Win7 64
 
 

Added info: I had previously done the sfc /scannow thing and it found nothing. I decided to do it again and this time it did find some corrupted files (not sure what as when I glanced at the log file it is over 11,000kb in size and nothing stuck out at me with my quick once over) so I then created and saved a new theme to have the pics change every 10sec. and rebooted. Upon rebooting the desktop did change! But only once and then never again... I also disabled my antivirus/active protection (even though the same program is on all my other computers) and that made no difference. Really stumped with this one.
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15 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For the sake of cleaning and checking your system try.........
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
and CCleaner just to see what might be going on! (If you have time) Just a thought anyway!
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01 Oct 2011   #10

indows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try creating a new user profile. The one you are using my be corrupted.
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