Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Can't change my desktop background

07 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Now that you have reran the WEI, can you change your background?

Since SFC could not fix all corrupt files, a repair install may be in order.

Repair Install

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Jun 2012   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
In the cases 2 and 3, SFC stores the results in the CBS.log which you find in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. This is a massive file of approximately 5MB and if you care to see it all, you must send CBS.log to one of your own folders from where you can double click on it. It will then open with Notepad. Note: You cannot open it inside the CBS folder. You will get an Access denied message.
Make the CBS.log useable

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

After all is said and done, I still can't change the desktop picture BUT currently it's just gray and that suits me just fine. MUCH better than the pic my daughter had stuck on there. LOL Thanks for trying folks but I'm just not up to taking it apart and redoing anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional - 32bits
 
 

Thanks AbluMarlin, it worked for me too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2012   #15

windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AbluMarlin View Post
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.

Iam a microsoft Engineer, this has happen to me. let me know if this works.


I have the exact same problem, but in windows 8. I deleted the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg but it didn't help. As i can see your solution worked great for windows 7. Do you know what i have to do in windows 8? thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #16

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AbluMarlin View Post
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.

Iam a microsoft Engineer, this has happen to me. let me know if this works.


Just tried this and it worked for me. Many thanks and keep up the good work
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't change my desktop background





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Can't change my desktop background
Thread Forum
Desktop Background - Change Tutorials
Solved I can't change my desktop background Customization
Not able to change desktop background General Discussion
Solved Can't change Desktop Background Network & Sharing
Can't change my desktop background Themes and Styles
Does not let me change my desktop background Customization
Cannot change desktop background Themes and Styles

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33