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Windows 7: Home Premium CAN'T CHANGE WALLPAPER!

26 Nov 2013   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

start>right click computer>properties

in the open window under Windows activation it should say Windows is activated

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27 Nov 2013   #22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

yep thanks for that addram it says activated.thanks for your help.
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28 Nov 2013   #23

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Next question please ,this is pisssssssssssssing me off sick of looking at a black theme.
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29 Nov 2013   #24

windows 7 home premium 64 bit Hope this helps someone,see how the icons are a grey colour is this a reason why my desktop wall paper wont work.Or a problem with the pixels on my new 30" Dell
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31 Dec 2013   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium

i can't change my wallpaper i need help PLEASE!!!
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01 Jan 2014   #26

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samnf View Post
OK my angry little friend, I've got something for you to try.

Delete this file:


I did this, went back to personalization and picked a wallpaper, and BANG! it worked.

It looks like this file is where windows stores the current background. If you change the background, this file changes. I think the permissions on that file got messed up, stopping Windows from reading/updating it.

It's amazing what you can achieve when you keep a level head
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JEFF13 View Post
i can't change my wallpaper i need help PLEASE!!!
Welcome to the Seven Forums

Did you try deleting TranscodedWallpaper.jpg as posted above?
AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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