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Windows 7: Cannot change desktop background

27 Apr 2010   #11
zmturner

 
 

Yeah I can't even
pullup the regedit


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27 Apr 2010   #12
zmturner

 
 

Brink,
Why won't "regedit" work? I think if i could get into i might be able to fix the wallpaper issue.
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27 Apr 2010   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you are unable to backup any files that you want to keep, then you should do a custom install instead of a clean install. A custom install is just like a clean install, but will have a C:\Windows.old folder with a copy of all of your current installation files in it when the new installation is complete.
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27 Apr 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zmturner View Post
Brink,
Why won't "regedit" work? I think if i could get into i might be able to fix the wallpaper issue.
It's starting to sound like you may have been infected with some sort of malware or virus with not being able to change your background or open regedit.

What does it do when you try to open regedit? Any error messages?

You might see if you can enable regedit using this.

Regedit - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
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27 Apr 2010   #15
zmturner

 
 

I got the regedit fixed and by using this link it fixed my desktop background. Hooray!
http://www.tech-pro.net/how-to-chang...wallpaper.html
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27 Apr 2010   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great new Zmturner. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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