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Windows 7: I cannot change the background on my laptop!!! Help...

22 Feb 2012   #1
kimmyco2011

windows 7
 
 
I cannot change the background on my laptop!!! Help...

I have a Toshiba Windows 7 laptop. I used to be able to change the background on my screen before and now I cannot. When I got to control panel to change my desktop background it pops up, "disabled by system administrator" So I logged in as the administrator (I am right now) and still I cannot find out how to change the settings so that when I log in on my account to be able to change the background. This is MY laptop. I am the only user.
What do I do to make my account able to change the background again..???


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22 Feb 2012   #2
andrewcarroll

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi kimmyco,

Try right click on the actual image you want and select "set as desktop background" a admin verification box should pop up so enter your normal login details,

If that doesnt work go Start->Control Panel->User Accounts and Family Safety->Users and find the "Change User Account Control settings" and bring the bar right down to "never notifiy" reboot and see if problem persists.
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22 Feb 2012   #3
kimmyco2011

windows 7
 
 

I tried that right now as you said and nothing changed.
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22 Feb 2012   #4
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kimmyco2011 View Post
I have a Toshiba Windows 7 laptop. I used to be able to change the background on my screen before and now I cannot. When I got to control panel to change my desktop background it pops up, "disabled by system administrator" So I logged in as the administrator (I am right now) and still I cannot find out how to change the settings so that when I log in on my account to be able to change the background. This is MY laptop. I am the only user.
What do I do to make my account able to change the background again..???
Dear kimmyco2011,
This may have to do with a corrupted wallpaper.jpg file. You have to delete the transcoded file thus:

1)Copy the following text into the search box which you get by clicking on the start orb : %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

2) Right-click the file that is named Transcoded wallpaper.jpg and then click Rename

3) Rename the file to TranscodedWallpaper.old, (change .jpg to .old) and then click Yes when prompted

4) Double-click slideshow.ini. Slideshow.ini should open with Notepad. Select all the text in slideshow.ini if any exists and press Delete (on the keyboard), and then click File and Save to save the changes.

5) Close Notepad. Also close Windows Explorer.

6) Now navigate to the picture/Theme you wish to select as the Desktop background.

7) Now apply that pic. as the Desktop theme. This will work only if the transcoder wallpaper.jpg is corrupted.

Hope this helps. If not, get back and we will try another fix!

Best wishes,
sreedhav
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22 Feb 2012   #5
kimmyco2011

windows 7
 
 

No, that didn't work either.
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22 Feb 2012   #6
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You can do this to gain Full Admin. Rights!
1) Click on Start.
2) Open Computer
3) Right click on the C Drive
4) Select Properties.
5) Click to open security
6) Go to Advanced
7) Click on the Change Permissions button
8) Select the user account you want to give total control over your Windows 7 and click the Edit button
9) Now, tick the checkbox labeled “Total Control” and press OK

Hope this helps!
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22 Feb 2012   #7
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

have you looked at the software drivers section for your laptop on the makers website ?

I have an HP compaq CQ61-325SA and I had to get a fix from the hp website to get my wallpaper to work in windows 7
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23 Feb 2012   #8
kimmyco2011

windows 7
 
 

it said access denied when I tried to take full control, once I got to the last step..:/
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23 Feb 2012   #9
kimmyco2011

windows 7
 
 

yes, I tried that as well and all the solutions I tried didn't work. I just called tech support and they wanted to charge me $50 to help me. Insane. I'm just going to delete that account and make a new one. I'll transfer as much as I can and probably lose the rest.:/ but I've been staring at a black screen for a month.
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23 Feb 2012   #10
wezternator

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Why don't you just give you account admin rights? If its your laptop it doesn't really matter anyway...
Login as the admin and navigate to:
Start>Control Panel>User Accounts and Family Safety>User Accounts>[your normal account] then hit change account type, then tick administrator.
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