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Windows 7: Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

27 May 2015   #1
daverob11h

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

When I try to set a picture that is in my picture file as desktop background I right click and highlight and click Set As Desktop Background. This used to work but now the “Set As Desktop Background” is missing from context menu. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Can you help?


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27 May 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please add which Antivirus and any other third party utility you use for security/ reg cleaners.... to your next post,
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.
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27 May 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, see if the tutorial below may be able to help restore it.

"Set as desktop background" - Add or Remove in Windows
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27 May 2015   #4
daverob11h

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you so much Brink...I've got set as desktop background back. You posted just in time as I was getting ready to try ThrashZone's suggestion, but yours was so quick and easy and, best of all, it worked. I can't thank you enough as I've been working on this issue for a couple of days.
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27 May 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad it was able to help.
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27 May 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep Brink is a super alien

If the issue returns "which things like this always have a cause" post the additional info so we might see what is going on with your system
Cheers.
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