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Windows 7: silly problem ( desktop background)

13 Nov 2010   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
silly problem ( desktop background)

So i got a nice 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) display am i thinking " lets change that boring solid color background for this nice tropical wallpaper" and guess what? i cant do it. something so simple, " set as desktop background" nothing happens- tried different "themes" ( had to enable the service because i had it disabled) no luck, tried with the windows picture viewer, no luck, click on Desktop -> Personalize no luck. never had a problem with xp, but w7? everything has to be complicated. great. if i log off i cans see the wallpaper for a split second, but the rest of the time? black screen. i did chop of f a lot of unnecessary services @ useless garbage, is there any service im missing thats necessary for something so simple?









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13 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
I would try to see if it works in a new user account.
Wish you luck
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13 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Simple question: Did you "save changes" - button on the bottom right in your second picture.

BTW; with the amount of services you disabled, one never knows what's going to happen.
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13 Nov 2010   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

tried both. same result. no background. im my old wxp installation i have even LESS services enabled, no problems with the desktop... ah, btw, this XP on idle only sucks 86MB of system memory, w7? 800mb. ( default is 2gb!) i wonder by does w7 sucks so much.
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13 Nov 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event id View Post
tried both. same result. no background. im my old wxp installation i have even LESS services enabled, no problems with the desktop... ah, btw, this XP on idle only sucks 86MB of system memory, w7? 800mb. ( default is 2gb!) i wonder by does w7 sucks so much.
Nothing wrong with using XP instead. Saves RAM and you don't have to learn anything new.
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13 Nov 2010   #6
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indeed. so far, the only thing i learned from w7 is that it sucks XD
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