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Windows 7: Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7

06 Nov 2010   #1

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Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7

Hello all, looking forward to learning more about Windows 7! Some time ago, my wallpaper became a solid color and no longer accepts any changes to slideshows or desktop wallpaper pics I make via the customization option in the Personalization settings. It just...stays at the solid color. I even tried creating another User Account and it DOES work there but, to be honest, I'd really rather try fixing the problem in THIS user account than just...starting from the very beginning in the next user account.

Any ideas on how I can rectify this problem? Appreciate any help you could give! Thanks!

-Emi

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06 Nov 2010   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums EmiDaShogun. First thing I'll have you try is this:

Start> Type Ease of access in search box> Press enter

In ease of access center scroll down and click on make the computer easier to see:

Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7-make.jpg

On next page, scroll down to Remove background Images (where available) and make sure it is unchecked:

Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7-ease.jpg

If not, uncheck it, click apply and ok. restart PC and see if problem is gone.

If it is, post back and we'll try something else. A Guy


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06 Nov 2010   #3

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Thank you for the quick reply! Yes, tried that and nothing. By the way, love your sig, that is one cute puppy!
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06 Nov 2010   #4

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Ok a couple of more things to try.

Start> In search box type aero> One of the choices that will apear will be>

Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects

Click on that and follow the steps of the troubleshooting wizard.

If no fix, will suggest using the System Files Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know how it goes. A Guy
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06 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I am in the process of doing a systems file check, just as you instructed. I will let you nkow what I saaw. Thanks again! Hope to talk to you soon!
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06 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, finished the check and no integrity violations, all is okee dokee. Next advice on how to fix this? And, again, thanks for all your help!
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06 Nov 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK, let me know if your background screen looks like mine. Right click desktop and choose personalize:

Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7-personalization.jpg

Click on the desktop background in bottom left:

Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7-background.jpg

Does your screen look like the above? Or the picture below?

Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7-solid.jpg

If it looks like my background screen, what selection are you using for the picture, and where are your background images stored?

A Guy


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06 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Looks like the "Solid Color" part, however, there is a way for me to choose Pictures from my library. Once I do this, though, no matter how many times I save it, no matter how much I restart the PC, it ALWAYS reverts back a Solid Color. In other words, it does NOT let me choose Pictures or a Slideshow option. I wish I could do a Print Screen so you can see what I mean.
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06 Nov 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This is a puzzler, obviously not a hardware problem as it works in the new user. Try this, not a fix, but interested to see the outcome. navigate to the wallpaper folder:

C:\windows\Web\Wallpaper

Right click on wallpaper and choose Set as desktop background. Does it work? Does it stay on reboot?

I set my wallpaper with Irfanview

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

It wouldn't help with slideshow, or fix the original problem, but I'm at a loss. Beyond migrating your settings to the new user. These may be liveable work arounds. To set wallpaper with Irfanview:

Open image in Irfanview

Click on Options> Scroll down to Set Wallpaper, and I choose centered

Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7-ir.jpg

Let me know what you find. A Guy


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06 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Nothing happened, even after reboot. Still solid black color. I'm at a loss too. Oh well, may have to learn to live with it or try migrating to new user account. How DO I migrate my stuff to new user account? There's no way I'd remember every icon's place and stuff. Any easy or somewhat simple way to do that?
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