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Windows 7: Wallpaper will not change to slideshow on Windows 7

08 Nov 2010   #31
EmiDaShogun

Windows 7
 
 

Okay get THIS. I un-installed the file and nothing happened. I just re-installed it and again, nothing. Back to square one. Now, get THIS: I was able to FINALLY change my Wallpaper but it is ONLY successful if I select an image from the internet by right-clicking and "set desktop background"? If I try to do the exact same thing from within my PC, from within one of my folders...the command and drop down menu comes up but then NOTHING happens, no image change on the wallpaper, even if the exact same image, same image file, exists in BOTH my PC Folder AND on the internet! What the heck could this be/mean? Weird!


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09 Nov 2010   #32
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

A long shot, but no harm if doesn't work, and good to have on your PC. Try taking ownership of the wallpapers folder.

Take Ownership Shortcut

A Guy
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09 Nov 2010   #33
EmiDaShogun

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks A Guy, did the Ownership thing and still nothing IF I try from within the folder. Tried again with same file, on the net, and it allowed it, yet again. Now, if I "Preview" the image in Photo Viewer and try it from there, it says "internal error, image cannot be set as background". This error message happens in Photo Viewer no matter WHICH image file I preview and try to set as background from WITHIN MS Photo Viewer.

P.S. Do I also merge the "Remove Take Ownership" registry entry? I just merged the "Take Ownership" one, the first one?
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09 Nov 2010   #34
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmiDaShogun View Post
Thanks A Guy, did the Ownership thing and still nothing IF I try from within the folder. Tried again with same file, on the net, and it allowed it, yet again. Now, if I "Preview" the image in Photo Viewer and try it from there, it says "internal error, image cannot be set as background". This error message happens in Photo Viewer no matter WHICH image file I preview and try to set as background from WITHIN MS Photo Viewer.

P.S. Do I also merge the "Remove Take Ownership" registry entry? I just merged the "Take Ownership" one, the first one?
Just the take ownership. The remove is to...well remove it You might try Irfanview again, and right click the exe and run as administrator. Did you try downloading a new image to, say, desktop, and try to set that? Have you tried turning UAC off to see if that will allow you to set a wallpaper? Sorry, grasping at straws as it is an oddity peculiar to that particular user. A Guy
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09 Nov 2010   #35
EmiDaShogun

Windows 7
 
 

IT WORKED! I have to, though, open the file in Irfanview THEN set background from there and there only. If I try to do it in the Pictures folder, no dice. Now, if I could only fix the slideshow. I can now change the wallpaper ONLY from Irfanview but I can't do the slideshow. Any ideas on how I can do that A Guy? And dude...THANK YOU!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
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09 Nov 2010   #36
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmiDaShogun View Post
IT WORKED! I have to, though, open the file in Irfanview THEN set background from there and there only. If I try to do it in the Pictures folder, no dice. Now, if I could only fix the slideshow. I can now change the wallpaper ONLY from Irfanview but I can't do the slideshow. Any ideas on how I can do that A Guy? And dude...THANK YOU!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Excellent! I always use Irfanview to set my walls. The slideshow would require fixing your original problem...and I'm afraid I've failed at that

A Guy

P.S. Might have a look at this:

Wallpaper Slideshow LT
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11 Nov 2010   #37
EmiDaShogun

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks again, A Guy, I'll try the wallpaper slideshow program. At least you all helped me out with the main problem though! You are ALL amazingly awesome! THANK YOU!!!
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