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Windows 7: Windows 7 Starter Change desktop background

29 Sep 2010   #11

windows 7 starter
 
 
didn't work for me

i tried bulldog's way but the screen went black when i turned it back on but that might be because i could of typed the path to the photo in wrong and then it wouldn't let me repeat the process, it says error editing the values!
any suggestions?

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29 Sep 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rob,

There is a much easier and safer way to change the desktop background in a Windows 7 Starter edition now.

Desktop Background - Change in Windows 7 Starter

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Oct 2010   #13

OS Windows 7 startup
 
 
HELP!!

I tried this, only to reboot my brand new HP Mini and log on to a blank, black screen!!! :S All I see is a black screen and my cursor. I can't log on on a different account because I only have one, mine...

If you have any idea what I can do, please help me!!!

----------->I think I may have done the same thing as Rob1!!!! What do I do??
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07 Oct 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Power5, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are referring to the Oceanis program, then double check through the items in the yelllow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to see if either one of them may be the issue causing your solid black screen.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jan 2011   #15

windows 7 starter
 
 

Ok so it worked great but i had to make a slight modification that wasn't mentioned that will make the picture change work and not leave the black screen or return to the default...

1. Click start and type regedit in the search box or run
2. Go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\” folder and click on it
3. On the right hand side you will find a bunch of entries. Find the key named “Wallpaper” and double click on it and put the path of the picture you want as your new wallpaper (example path is “C:\Users\Big Dan\Pictures\new wallpaper.jpg”)
4. Right-click on the “Desktop” folder in left pane click Permissions.
5. Click “Advanced”
6. Go to “Owner” tab, highlight your name in the box that says ‘Change owner to’ ( There are only two choices the other is Administrator )… once your user name is highlighted click “OK”
7. Click on “Advanced” again
8. Uncheck the button that reads “Include inheritable permissions from the object’s parent”… click “Remove” when prompted
9. Click “Add”
10. Type “Everyone” and click “OK”
11. Check Allow “Read Control” and click “OK”
12. Click “OK” again
13. {*important} Highlight “Everyone” and uncheck allow "full control" and check Allow “Read” and click “OK” this is what saves the background change. (in order to change the background again next time you'll have check the allow "full control" until you change the file path and then uncheck it again)
14. log off user log back on

When full control is allowed the system automatically trys to reset the desktop picture to the default picture. If the read box is not checked it only produces the black screen.

good luck!
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15 Feb 2011   #16

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 
regedit worked for me in Win 7 Starter

Hi Bulldog7

Your regedit solution worked for me on my HP Mini Netbook w/ Windows 7 Starter Edition. However, rather than link to another folder (which could could eventually change and thus render the desktop background or wallpaper missing), I decided to link this way on my machine. I found that the original registry value was linking to this file and directory path: %windir%\web\wallpaper\windows\img0.jpg.

Thats the same as: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows or,

> Computer > Local disk (C > Windows > Web > Wallpaper > WINDOWS

Thus, I chose a really nice image from a few sample photos from my hp cloud drive (a nice dark, redish shot of the Golden Gate Bridge) and copied that over to this windows folder, and then renamed it as img1.jpg. Then I changed the registry value to be img1 instead of img0, leaving the original image in that folder in case of a system restoration (which would still need that file!). In this way, nothing is lost and the new image is much better for viewing icons rather than the light blue background that Microsoft provided, mostly since most desktop shortcuts also have alot of blue and white in them... they tend to blend into the wallpaper, especially around that light hotspot towards the lefthand side.

Thank you for your solution. Worked quite well, at least, for me.
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11 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by registry mike View Post
Ok so it worked great but i had to make a slight modification that wasn't mentioned that will make the picture change work and not leave the black screen or return to the default...

1. Click start and type regedit in the search box or run
2. Go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\” folder and click on it
3. On the right hand side you will find a bunch of entries. Find the key named “Wallpaper” and double click on it and put the path of the picture you want as your new wallpaper (example path is “C:\Users\Big Dan\Pictures\new wallpaper.jpg”)
4. Right-click on the “Desktop” folder in left pane click Permissions.
5. Click “Advanced”
6. Go to “Owner” tab, highlight your name in the box that says ‘Change owner to’ ( There are only two choices the other is Administrator )… once your user name is highlighted click “OK”
7. Click on “Advanced” again
8. Uncheck the button that reads “Include inheritable permissions from the object’s parent”… click “Remove” when prompted
9. Click “Add”
10. Type “Everyone” and click “OK”
11. Check Allow “Read Control” and click “OK”
12. Click “OK” again
13. {*important} Highlight “Everyone” and uncheck allow "full control" and check Allow “Read” and click “OK” this is what saves the background change. (in order to change the background again next time you'll have check the allow "full control" until you change the file path and then uncheck it again)
14. log off user log back on

When full control is allowed the system automatically trys to reset the desktop picture to the default picture. If the read box is not checked it only produces the black screen.

good luck!

hi Registry Mike,
i have done all what you said, and when i logged on , i saw only a black screen. What can I do for resolve this problem?

please help
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11 Oct 2011   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annamin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by registry mike View Post
Ok so it worked great but i had to make a slight modification that wasn't mentioned that will make the picture change work and not leave the black screen or return to the default...

1. Click start and type regedit in the search box or run
2. Go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\” folder and click on it
3. On the right hand side you will find a bunch of entries. Find the key named “Wallpaper” and double click on it and put the path of the picture you want as your new wallpaper (example path is “C:\Users\Big Dan\Pictures\new wallpaper.jpg”)
4. Right-click on the “Desktop” folder in left pane click Permissions.
5. Click “Advanced”
6. Go to “Owner” tab, highlight your name in the box that says ‘Change owner to’ ( There are only two choices the other is Administrator )… once your user name is highlighted click “OK”
7. Click on “Advanced” again
8. Uncheck the button that reads “Include inheritable permissions from the object’s parent”… click “Remove” when prompted
9. Click “Add”
10. Type “Everyone” and click “OK”
11. Check Allow “Read Control” and click “OK”
12. Click “OK” again
13. {*important} Highlight “Everyone” and uncheck allow "full control" and check Allow “Read” and click “OK” this is what saves the background change. (in order to change the background again next time you'll have check the allow "full control" until you change the file path and then uncheck it again)
14. log off user log back on

When full control is allowed the system automatically trys to reset the desktop picture to the default picture. If the read box is not checked it only produces the black screen.

good luck!

hi Registry Mike,
i have done all what you said, and when i logged on , i saw only a black screen. What can I do for resolve this problem?

please help
Welcome to the forum,

As mentioned a few times in this thread, there is a much easier way to do this here,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html
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11 Oct 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thank you for support Derekimo,
but i don't know what to do, my screen black and i cant do anything with my computer.

please help,
any suggestions?
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11 Oct 2011   #20

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annamin View Post
thank you for support Derekimo,
but i don't know what to do, my screen black and i cant do anything with my computer.

please help,
any suggestions?
Have a look at this "Tip" box,

Windows 7 Starter Change desktop background-capture.jpg

Located on the top of the page here,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

It specifically mentions help for your black background issue.


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