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Windows 7: Desktop background slide show option

02 Jul 2011   #1
Mr Maniacal

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 
Desktop background slide show option

hi. just have an hp dv7 1135nr. running win 7 64 home premium. originally i had the desktop slideshow option. but had my drivers corrupted and used my disk to re-install. after a grueling time giving myself permission for all my pics again and loading them into my own theme file i noticed that the option to have all the pics as a slideshow was not there. so since this is the exact same cd i used to install 7 the first time anybody mind telling me just what the hell happened to my options?


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02 Jul 2011   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! Mr M, welcome to 7F

With your reinstall some of your settings may have reverted to default.
See if this tutorial helps to jog your memory: Desktop Slideshow
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03 Jul 2011   #3
Mr Maniacal

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 
How wonderful

all those pictures you showed in the tutorial look fantastic and tha's what my options used to look like. however those options are not showing on MY desktop selecton. so why are they not there anymore? what happened to them? and try to keep in mind i have an intermediate knowledge of Windows mac and linux
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03 Jul 2011   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Have you checked to make sure the settings in the Red Warning box were turned on, and you are using the Aero theme?

And, that the setting in step 11 was set to available?

I am going to have to sign-off for now, there is a pretty bad lighting show outside now, and I am going to shut down for the night.
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03 Jul 2011   #5
Mr Maniacal

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Problem Solved. Stardock Deskscapes was the culprit. it changed the registry to prevent a slideshow option and selecting the photos the same way 7 basic and starter editions do not have those options. so i've sent a mail to demand a refund to stardock. heck it wouldn't even load the animated desktops anyways so no loss. i think it wasn't compatible fully with 7 as it was with vista
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03 Jul 2011   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That is good news, glad to hear you have it sorted out, and thank you for posting back to let us know.
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