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Windows 7: Windows 7 wallpaper password

03 Oct 2010   #1
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 wallpaper password

Hi all,

Is it possible to password for Windows 7 wallpaper?Want to password for wallpaper to avoid someone to change the wallpaper?Is it possible?


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03 Oct 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you need to use the group policy editor - it won't password protect, but will make it difficult to change by somebody with limited skills.

type gpedit.msc into the search-box at the bottom of the start-menu.

this should bring up the group policy editor, and look at attached picture below.


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03 Oct 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Set up a separate user account (not admin account) for your problem user.

Learn to use WIN L key combo when you walk away from computer.

WIN is the key with wavy flag.
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03 Oct 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Saf,

As Mickey mentioned, you can use group policy in the tutorial below to specify a default desktop background, and prevent it from being able to be changed by all users.

Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change

and

Desktop Background - Allow or Prevent Changing

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Oct 2010   #5
Bubby

7 hp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you need to use the group policy editor - it won't password protect, but will make it difficult to change by somebody with limited skills.

type gpedit.msc into the search-box at the bottom of the start-menu.

this should bring up the group policy editor, and look at attached picture below.
There is no gpedit.msc in HP and lower. Think it is only in Professional and higher versions.
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03 Oct 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bubby,

The tutorial links above also have options to do it via REG file download or manually in Registry Editor for those that do not have gpedit.msc included in their Windows 7 edition.
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03 Oct 2010   #7
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

WIN + L key is a must for multiple users. Make him a new account. :|
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03 Oct 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Win + L can be used for mult-user environments.

Win + L is used heavily by those who frequent coffee shops and need to walk away from their computer for a minute or in an office environment where one must walk away and doesn't want to leave the PC "wide open".
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03 Oct 2010   #9
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you need to use the group policy editor - it won't password protect, but will make it difficult to change by somebody with limited skills.

type gpedit.msc into the search-box at the bottom of the start-menu.

this should bring up the group policy editor, and look at attached picture below.
There is no gpedit.msc in HP and lower. Think it is only in Professional and higher versions.
The OP has Win 7 Ultimate listed as OS under system specs, he has the group policy editor.
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03 Oct 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you need to use the group policy editor - it won't password protect, but will make it difficult to change by somebody with limited skills.

type gpedit.msc into the search-box at the bottom of the start-menu.

this should bring up the group policy editor, and look at attached picture below.
There is no gpedit.msc in HP and lower. Think it is only in Professional and higher versions.
very true, but i noticed the op had ultimate, so i suggested gpedit.
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