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Windows 7: Desktop background images cannot be changed from solid colors

16 Jan 2013   #1
YPMagic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Desktop background images cannot be changed from solid colors

Whenever I try to change my desktop background image to "Desktop Harmony", the default Windows 7 background, no error message comes up but it stays the solid color. But when I change solid color to solid color, the result is different. The background changes.

BTW, I recently reinstalled Windows, I think I fixed my driver problem because I restored Windows.old, but I can't seem to get rid of all the errors such as this one.

edit: I tried to delete TranscodedWallpaper.jpg from
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\

but, Windows keeps making the jpg file AGAIN and AGAIN..... so I need a solution


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20 Jan 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums YPMagic. You might try running the System File Checker and see if it finds any problems

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Your specs say you have Ultimate, confirm the Group Policy Editor settings are not preventing the change by policy.

Desktop Background Wallpaper - Prevent Change

You are the administrator of the PC?

A Guy
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