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Windows 7: Changing desktop image

21 Nov 2009   #1
speedy

Windows 7
 
 
Changing desktop image

Hi, I installed 7 ultimate yesterday. I have the aero theme for my desktop, but the problem is that it doesn't let me Browse any folder to change the image...:S I tried several things, but i had the same result.
Help? thx


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21 Nov 2009   #2
Kari

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hi Speedy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you have a Windows 7 Starter Edition, you are done. Starter Edition does not let you change the wallpaper. Any other version (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise), right click on desktop and choose Personalize from menu. Click Desktop Background (bottom left) and choose the folder your image is located from the Picture location drop down menu.

Choose the image / images you want to use, click Save changes (bottom right).

Hope this helps.

Kari
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21 Nov 2009   #3
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You can copy the image you like and place It in the c:\windows\web\wallpaper directory. I believe it has to be in .jpg format.
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21 Nov 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

The wallpaper (background image) can be located anywhere you want. Just browse to it and choose it as I told you earlier.

Windows 7 can use all normal image formats as wallpaper (bmp, gif, png, jpg etc.).

Kari
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21 Nov 2009   #5
speedy

Windows 7
 
 

I'll try what reghakr says, because the problem is that it doenst load any folder when i try to choose a picture :S
pd: i hace w7 ultimate
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21 Nov 2009   #6
speedy

Windows 7
 
 

It worked reghakr way, but thz to both of u....Now i'll try to find out why I couldn't browse any folder..:S

TY^^
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21 Nov 2009   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Are you sure you did it right? It is very strange if it does not work as I described; then you have some bigger problems.

Kari


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21 Nov 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

it worked, see above post
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21 Nov 2009   #9
speedy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Are you sure you did it right? It is very strange if it does not work as I described; then you have some bigger problems.

Kari
I know it has to be like that, but it doesnt work...dont know why. Tomorrow i'll try to find out that tonight im really tired...
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