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Windows 7: Black Desktop Background

23 Apr 2010   #11

windows 7 pro

The alt+shift+print screen worked for me.

You have to hit the sequence twice.

Wanted to register just to thank you folks. This is at least my 7th problem you've fixed. Pun intended.

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24 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Please help

Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 home premium installed in my system. I am facing the problem of having a "black screen as a desktop" and with an additional tag at the bottom saying
"Windows 7
Build 7100
This copy of Windows is not genuine"
Please help me resolve this issue ... I have tried all the methods that you've suggested here, yet it doesn't work fine for me
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18 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

i tried this but still problem with black background!!!!
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15 Feb 2012   #14

windows 7 stater (32 bit )

hi sir ,
my name is karthik and i am using windoes 7 stater 32 bit and as every one i was also unable to change mt computers wallpaper so i used seven forums advice and downloaded oceanis software and then i was able to change the wallpaper but later i unknowly uninstalled it now all i have is a black colour back ground and i am unale to change i have tried a lot to change but i am not finding any victory so please help me sir as soon as possbile
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15 Feb 2012   #15

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines

Karthik. Welcome to sevenforums.

First of all, Windows 7 Starter does not support (by default) background changing.

So you'll need to do this for it to work:

Go to option 2
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09 Sep 2012   #16

windows 7 ultimate

thanks for this now i know what i should do for my problem
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09 Jun 2013   #17

Windows 7

Hey! I don't know if you will ever actually get this, but YOU CHANGED MY LIFE! I have spent HOURS browsing blogs and whatever, buying software, thinking it was a driver problem or registry problem or something TOTALLY wrong with my computer and that a bigger crash was coming and all along it was that STUPID STUPID box checked! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR POSTING WHAT YOU FOUND OUT! I WILL BE GRATEFUL FOREVER!!!!!
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17 Sep 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate
Still Black...

Hi Everybody!

i went through all the solutions mentioned here..
1. my "make the things on scree...." is already unchecked..
2.I tried that alt+shift+prnt screen too (twice!!) ... same black bg OS is genuine.
4.Tested the driver too.

But the solid colours are changing..
I am stuck up with black/ solid colour background.. any solutions, please?
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07 Jan 2014   #19

Windows 7 32 bit

Brilliant answers but like Aby501 my problem was not solved. Changing my desktop background has seemed to work though - got the idea from this post [Bug] Desktop turns black in Windows 8.1 | Winaero Hope it helps someone!
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14 Mar 2014   #20

Windows 7 64bit home

I have tried everything under the sun
even the really helpful suggestions here
after 3 months of this black background issue I finally found a youtube video I watched and followed step by step and FINALLY solved my black background issue.

Windows 7: Fixing Black Desktop Background - YouTube
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