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Windows 7: Desktop Background missing options

16 Nov 2009   #1
porkr

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 
Desktop Background missing options

I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 --- The Desktop Background is missing the pull down options for positioning and picture shuffling ( "change picture every" ).

I have attached a screenshot below -- can anyone help me fix this or am I forced to do a full load of Windows 7 to repair ?

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16 Nov 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Porkr,

Did you have DreamScene installed in Vista? If so, then this may be a upgrade issue from it. Either way, it's usually best to do a clean install to avoid any potential upgrade issue like this.

In your case you might consider a Custom Install to have you current install dumped into a C:\Windows.old folder in the new install so you can copy back any files that you may want to keep. You will still need to reinstall all of your drivers and programs afterwards though.
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17 Nov 2009   #3
porkr

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Porkr,

Did you have DreamScene installed in Vista? If so, then this may be a upgrade issue from it. Either way, it's usually best to do a clean install to avoid any potential upgrade issue like this.

In your case you might consider a Custom Install to have you current install dumped into a C:\Windows.old folder in the new install so you can copy back any files that you may want to keep. You will still need to reinstall all of your drivers and programs afterwards though.
That must have been it ( Dreamscene ) -- I did the clean install and all is well ...ty
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17 Nov 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Porkr. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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