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Windows 7: Desktop Background Wallpaper - Change in Windows 7 Starter


16 Dec 2009   #419
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Desktop Background Wallpaper - Change in Windows 7 Starter

How to Change Desktop Background Wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic Editions

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14 Jun 2011   #420
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chen,

Double check to make sure that you did all of the steps in OPTION TWO to also install the Personalization Panel after you downloaded it. Once installed, right click on the desktop and click on Personalization to see the option to change the desktop background in step 5B.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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16 Jun 2011   #421
Thaksil

64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks A lot guys...
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18 Jun 2011   #422
jefdmin

windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now I can finally stop griping about the uslessness of 7 starter, maybe.
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22 Jun 2011   #423
crazyfication93

windows 7 starter
 
 

so does the program only allow a certain area to be covered or can the whole screen be changed?
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22 Jun 2011   #424
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Crazyfication93, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends on the size of the image you are using, and what Background Position (ex: Fill, Fit, etc...) you select, but yes it should be able to fill the entire desktop background with the image.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Jul 2011   #425
jokutty

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks

Hi here jo...I have window 7starter and i cudnt change my desktop but as i followd your help and i cud change itam so happy...the option2 made me help...my great thanks...love Jo
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05 Jul 2011   #426
krnxchunsa

windows 7 starter
 
 

I followed the direction to change background on window 7 starter edition. but when i restarted the computer all there was just black background. i tried to changed the name back to how it was originally but i still can't get it to have anything on my backgound. what went wrong?
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05 Jul 2011   #427
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krnxchunsa View Post
I followed the direction to change background on window 7 starter edition. but when i restarted the computer all there was just black background. i tried to changed the name back to how it was originally but i still can't get it to have anything on my backgound. what went wrong?
Hello Krnxchunsa,

After you rename the default img0 JPG file back in the C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows folder, go to registry location below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

-manual-9.jpg


Next, check the Wallpaper string value in the right pane at the registry location above to make sure it has the Data value below for it.

%windir%\web\wallpaper\windows\img0.jpg

-manual-.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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06 Jul 2011   #428
Cynicism

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Is there a difference between using %windir% and %systemroot% on the wallpaper registry value?
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06 Jul 2011   #429
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's just that %windir% was used by default.

They both open the C:\Windows folder in Windows 7, but here's the technical difference:


%systemroot% = System returns the location of the Windows root directory. Newer variable introduced in Windows NT and up.

%windir% = System returns the location of the OS directory. Older legacy variable.
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