Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: silly problem ( desktop background)

13 Nov 2010   #1
event id

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
silly problem ( desktop background)

So i got a nice 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) display am i thinking " lets change that boring solid color background for this nice tropical wallpaper" and guess what? i cant do it. something so simple, " set as desktop background" nothing happens- tried different "themes" ( had to enable the service because i had it disabled) no luck, tried with the windows picture viewer, no luck, click on Desktop -> Personalize no luck. never had a problem with xp, but w7? everything has to be complicated. great. if i log off i cans see the wallpaper for a split second, but the rest of the time? black screen. i did chop of f a lot of unnecessary services @ useless garbage, is there any service im missing thats necessary for something so simple?









My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
I would try to see if it works in a new user account.
Wish you luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Simple question: Did you "save changes" - button on the bottom right in your second picture.

BTW; with the amount of services you disabled, one never knows what's going to happen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Nov 2010   #4
event id

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

tried both. same result. no background. im my old wxp installation i have even LESS services enabled, no problems with the desktop... ah, btw, this XP on idle only sucks 86MB of system memory, w7? 800mb. ( default is 2gb!) i wonder by does w7 sucks so much.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event id View Post
tried both. same result. no background. im my old wxp installation i have even LESS services enabled, no problems with the desktop... ah, btw, this XP on idle only sucks 86MB of system memory, w7? 800mb. ( default is 2gb!) i wonder by does w7 sucks so much.
Nothing wrong with using XP instead. Saves RAM and you don't have to learn anything new.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #6
event id

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

indeed. so far, the only thing i learned from w7 is that it sucks XD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 silly problem ( desktop background)




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Desktop background problem
Hi people, My name is Benjamin and i live in Belgium. I work at a school as a Prevention adviser so i work a lot with computers. Now i have this problem with my background on Windows 7. If i want to spread my image on the background, after ten seconds the backgrounds removes himself or it...
Customization
Strange Desktop background problem
Hi all OK,i am using my Desktop background to come on every 3 hours(9am,noon,3 pm,6pm,etc).All was OK that is until the clocks went forward.The normal time is fine,but when i try to save the Desktop background's to come on at 3 hour intervals(yes i do save at noon,3pm,6,pm)the Desktop ...
Performance & Maintenance
desktop background problem
Hi all!! Well....as the title says I have a little problem with my desktop background. A few days ago I changed my background image and when I RR the computer the image was gone and the solid black colour was set to be my background. So I changed to a different image, but the same thing happened....
Customization
Desktop Background problem
My desktop background keeps dissappearing and/or stopping from Slideshow and reverting to one single background picture... Has anyone had this issue?
Themes and Styles
Desktop Background Problem
My system: Windows 7 Home Premium x64, NVIDIA GTX 275 Graphics card, 4 GB RAM. Problem: My desktop backround won't change and the image looks corrupted. I've tryed restarting my computer about a dozen times and that doesn't fix it. And Aero is running perfectly (Flip 3D Aero Glass) Ask if...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App