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Windows 7: Can't change Desktop Background by right clicking on any image.

28 Jan 2012   #1
Rebekahrox

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can't change Desktop Background by right clicking on any image.

I can use any of the backgrounds provided in Change Desktop Background in Appearance and Customization, but when I try to rightclick on an image such as in Wallpaper websites, It will not change. There is no error message. When I hit save as Desktop background in the pop-up, nothing happens.


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28 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi Welcome aboard !

You may download the wallpaper to your computer, and then right click and set as desktop background.
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28 Jan 2012   #3
Rebekahrox

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well I'll try that, but it sure is a pain, when it was a one-click process before, and I still don't know what is causing this. Seems like there should be a simple fix!
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29 Jan 2012   #4
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

are you the administrator? it might be disabled by your administrator in your system services.
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29 Jan 2012   #5
Rebekahrox

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, I am the administrator. However, where do I go to check whether it has been disabled by mistake?
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29 Jan 2012   #6
Arc

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If there is any problem in system that preventing it, you may run the system file checker to solve it automatically.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you have custom theme, start buttons etc, the scan will revert those back to the default, and you are to apply those again.
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29 Jan 2012   #7
Rebekahrox

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok will try that tomorrow. Thanks!
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29 Jan 2012   #8
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

you could try the post from this thread too My personalization is all messed up suddenly.
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19 Feb 2012   #9
AbluMarlin

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Perform the following.

a. Press theWindows Logo Key+R to open the Run box.


b.Copy and paste the following path into the box, then pressOK:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\


c. Delete theTranscodedWallpaper.jpg file, and then try tochange your theme again.

Im a microsoft engineer this has happened to me , try this and let me know if it worked for ya.
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19 Feb 2012   #10
Rebekahrox

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No, I just tried your suggestion and it still does not work. Thanks though. I think there is something wrong with my user id. On perhaps related issues, I can no longer "try-on" firefox personas, some of my icons on my desktop are now grayed out, (although they still work,) and when I go into my windows live mail, a RSS feed pop-up shows up before it loads new emails. I also, could not work rhapsody. Rhapsody tech support had to set up a whole new user i.d. for it to work (after literally 2 hours on the phone with them.) I had just got my computer back from the shop. they removed a virus and updated everything. Can't help but think it had something to do with some of the updates not being compatible? surely all these problems must have something in common....
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