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Windows 7: Cannot change background from solid colour

03 Sep 2011   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try the solutions posted here.

Windows 7 Enterprise - Can't change background image, only set as solid color


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03 Sep 2011   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As a test, if you don't already have Irfanview, download it (it's a great program you'll like anyway). After you install Irfanview, open a wallpaper you'd like with it. On Options tab, select Set as wallpaper> Centered. See if that will set the wallpaper as background. A Guy
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03 Sep 2011   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Go to Start/Pictures/open a picture you like. Left click on it, mines opens in Live Windows live photo. Right click on the picture the option is there (set as desktop background).
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03 Sep 2011   #14
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
This wont answer your problem ,but may help your sanity in the meantime try this (option one)....
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html
Thanks, the background is now on the default Aero one. My sanity has returned. I'm unable to see my dock nor Rainmeter though.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Sorry, none of the solutions worked.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Go to Start/Pictures/open a picture you like. Left click on it, mines opens in Live Windows live photo. Right click on the picture the option is there (set as desktop background).
Nope, doesn't work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
As a test, if you don't already have Irfanview, download it (it's a great program you'll like anyway). After you install Irfanview, open a wallpaper you'd like with it. On Options tab, select Set as wallpaper> Centered. See if that will set the wallpaper as background. A Guy
Last solution I tried and believe it or not, it worked! Thanks a bunch, Bill!
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03 Sep 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

glad someone had a good idea (Bill, a guy).
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03 Sep 2011   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you at least have your wall back. I always use Irfanview to set my wallpaper (also has option to return to previous wallpaper, helpful when trying out new walls). Doesn't fix your original problem, but let's you go around it. A Guy
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04 Sep 2011   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I many ask a question. Why is a 3rd party program needed. Why can't it be corrected using Windows 7. I don't use Irfanview and things work here.
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04 Sep 2011   #18
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
After downloading and installing NVIDIA driver 280.26, my desktop background changed to a solid black. Now I cannot change it to anything other than a solid colour. If I try, it'll just change back.

I did a System Restore to before the driver was installed leading me to think that it wasn't actually the new driver. I'm currently running the sfc/scannow command to see if it fixes anything but in the meantime, has anyone got any ideas?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If I many ask a question. Why is a 3rd party program needed. Why can't it be corrected using Windows 7. I don't use Irfanview and things work here.
the reason for the workarounds are because the op /jaidynM cant use windows seven to change the wallpapers for him. hopefully he can get the answer to the original problem soon.
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04 Sep 2011   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I suspect there are some broken files in Explorer somewhere and a repair or clean install only will fix it.
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05 Sep 2011   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you both for answering my question.
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