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Windows 7: Wallpaper won't stick after reboot

21 Nov 2009   #1

Wallpaper won't stick after reboot

Hello guys, I've been running Windows7x64 RTM for about 3 months now. For a couple of days now, whenever i reboot my system it reverts to an old wallpaper i set some time ago. I tried changing the theme & aero border color to see whether it sticks after a reboot & it does! I checked the group policy settings for any change & didn't find any. I use up2date AV & I'm fairly certain that my system hasn't been compromised. I'm a fairly sophisticated user & find this very annoying. Kindly help.

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21 Nov 2009   #2

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Try removing all wallpaper, before replacing with new, see what happens.
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21 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64

Get some wall paper paste

On the otherhand, deleing all wall papers before you stick on a new one is your best bet.

Or, try another wall paper?
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21 Nov 2009   #4


OK..Problem solved! It was 'FastStone MaxView' that was causing the problem. I was using this program to set my wallpaper & apparently it isn't compatible with Windows 7. I switched backed to 'FastStone Image Viewer 4.0' which i've been using for some time & now there are no more issues. Thank you guys for helping me out.
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