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Windows 7: Change desktop Win7 Starter without program or fiddling regedit


02 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 starter 32
 
 
Change desktop Win7 Starter without program or fiddling regedit

Change desktop Windows 7 Starter without program or fiddling regedit
Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this reply and I normally don't post on forums, but since I have spend hours to figure this out I decided to post this and maybe it is useful to happy windows 7 starter users who are also frustrated that they have to look at the windows logo all the time on their desktop.

I myself am very happy with my eee 1015pem but was fed up withe the logo on my desktop. So I searched many hours on the web for the best way to change it. But all the solutions involve an extra programm running (I don't want that on my netbook) or fiddling with regedit.


I found this very simply way:
1- go to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows
2- right click the file img0 > properties > details
3- click remove all personal data (undelined below in the box)
4- remove ALL data (if you dont have permission; fiddle security settings untill you do)
5- pick a desktop .jpg you like as desktop image and place it the same folder as img0.jpg
6- rename the original img0 to something else
7- rename your new image to img0
Done

let me know if this works (it did for me)


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02 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Ronald,
I would edit your post with screenshots of a step by step and click the little report icon and ask for it to be moved into tutorials.

Great work.
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02 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 starter 32
 
 

tnx & I will try to

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02 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Actually your post was added into the tutorial that already existed. :P

Desktop Background Wallpaper - Change in Windows 7 Starter
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02 Feb 2011   #5

windows 7 starter 32
 
 

Change desktop Windows 7 Starter without a program or fiddling around with 'regedit'


Hi,
On advice of mckillwashere (tnx!) the same 7 steps with screen shots
Change your Windows 7 Starter desktop without a program or fiddling around with 'regedit' (=ATTACHMENT)
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02 Feb 2011   #6

windows 7 starter 32
 
 

@mckillwashere; o.... was just finished with it so posted it again anyways ;-)

tnx
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02 Feb 2011   #7

windows 7 starter 32
 
 
Change desktop Windows 7 Starter-NO extra programm-NO registry fiddle

Hi,

I spend some time to figure this out so it would be a waste not to share where I can. In the attachment:

A very simple way to change your desktop image for Windows 7 Starter.
- No extra programm needed.
- No risky fiddling with your registry (regedit).


Perfect also for netbook users who don't want any performance loss.

Cheers

EEE 1015PEM with Windows 7 Starter (32)
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02 Feb 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, that should work fine.

I don't have starter - but isn't that the way everybody does it?

Thanks for posting it up , maybe it hasn't occurred to some people , so could be useful to them
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03 Feb 2011   #9

windows 7 starter 32
 
 

@siw2; a big sat back in windows 7 starter is that the option to change your desktop wallpaper is disabled. most people need to use a program or need to change their registry settings directly with regedit which is quit a hussle. Especially for netbook users an extra program is something you don't want.

In all other editions of windows you just can change your desktop wallpaper the usual way. See also other threats & discussions on this issue. so unless I am terrible misstaking this solution might contribute to this problem.
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03 Feb 2011   #10

W7 64
 
 

it is still a pain to change every time you want to change it. i downloaded the program that changes it for you after i found the registry changes to be too cumbersome for someone who likes to change their wallpaper weekly. it really doesn't use too many resources.
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