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Windows 7: I'm having trouble with changing my desktop background

01 Oct 2011   #1
Ash11

Windows 7
 
 
I'm having trouble with changing my desktop background

I'm new here so i'm not sure where I should be putting this topic to so if i have it wrong please let me know where I should put it to.

Anyways I'm having trouble with changing my desktop background. My laptop is a Toshiba and I use windows 7. I've tried changing it but it won't work and when i was trying to fix it last sunday my desktop screen went black (my icons are still there but the backgroundis black) and i cannot change it whatsoever. Help please and thank you.


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02 Oct 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Ash11. Please fill out your system specs so we know what we are working with.

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A Guy
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02 Oct 2011   #3
Ash11

Windows 7
 
 

When i went to download the systeminfo.exe it said that it is not commonly used on my computer and could be harmful to my computer.
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02 Oct 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What exactly did you try to set a desktop picture. For starters, right click on any picture you have on file and then "Set as Desktop Background". Check back and tell us whether that worked.
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02 Oct 2011   #5
Ash11

Windows 7
 
 

I have done that and nothing it doesn't change, my desktop stays black
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02 Oct 2011   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Note   Note
Please note a lot of Toshiba and other OEM laptops ship with win7 Starter edition which does not include the facility to change the wallpaper
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02 Oct 2011   #7
Ash11

Windows 7
 
 

I have changed my wallpaper before no problem,
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02 Oct 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So something got mucked up in the meantime. You could run a sfc /scannow command or even a startup/repair.
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02 Oct 2011   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can safely d/l and use that System Info program, it is written by a member here. If you'd rather, d/l something like Speccy by Piiform, the makers of CCleaner. Just the System Info makes it easier to update your system specs. The reason is, as Barman58 noted, if it was Windows 7 Starter, then that would be the reason. Let us know if SFC scan works. If not, I can suggest a workaround that will likely work, but won't correct the original problem. A Guy
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04 Oct 2011   #10
Ash11

Windows 7
 
 

I did the sfc/scanner and each method i did said nothings wrong. It is very odd though cause I've changed my desktop picture before but i now can't.
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