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Windows 7: can't change desktop background windows 7 home premium

05 May 2010   #1
kyleekay

Windows 7
 
 
can't change desktop background windows 7 home premium

Ok. I've been looking for two hours for a solution to my problem that I am capable of doing without worrying that I'm going to ruin my computer.

For some reason, I can't change my desktop background. The last (and only) time I changed it was in December, which is when I purchased the laptop. I have a Dell Inspirion 1545 with Windows 7 Home Premium edition. I have tried going into the registry (but was afraid to change anything), I have tried the "recommended fix" registry cleaner and that didn't help anything, and I have tried locating and deleting "
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg" with no success. I am able to change sounds, and the color of the task bars, just not my actual background (any themes I download update to the color of the task bars, and that's it).

Please help me- this is very frustrating




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05 May 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Kyleekay,

It doesn't look like the themes your're changing two/from have any NEW wallpapers set for them. Thus, regardless if your current wallpaper is still in its original location, it'll still display on the desktop.

If you want to change your wallpaper, make sure you have a DIFFERENT wallpaper set. See my attached images.

1) Click DESKTOP BACKGROUND

2) Choose away.


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05 May 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Or if you have some pics in your hd, then right click on them and set as desktop background
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05 May 2010   #4
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Or if you have some pics in your hd, then right click on them and set as desktop background
yeup try that its the easiest way to change it
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05 May 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Or if you have some pics in your hd, then right click on them and set as desktop background
yeup try that its the easiest way to change it
Hope now there is no problem at all
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