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Windows 7: Windows 7 Starter Change desktop background

11 Oct 2011   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annamin View Post
thank you for support Derekimo,
but i don't know what to do, my screen black and i cant do anything with my computer.

please help,
any suggestions?
Hello Annamin,

See if running a sfc /scannow at boot to restore the system file that was modified in the method you used back to default may help.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #22

Windows 7 Starter

I tried this but I got to the part about Desktop and you're supposed to click on permissions and I couldn't find it and I couldn't continue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello dandydoll, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and create a new thread with more details about the issue you are having. We'll be happy to try and help. :)
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22 Jan 2013   #24

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
Help, I made an error trying to change desktop background in Windows 7

When I typed in the path I forgot to type ".jpg" at the end. I went back in and tried to add it to the file location but I just get an error message that says: "Cannot edit Wallpaper: Error writing the value's new contents." The Desktop is now completely black. All of the settings are still staying, ie: everyone....

Can you please tell me how to fix this??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post
Actually i have posted a small application to this thread previously, seem like it not working for some people out there....

I don't have a Starter Edition or is it a Windows 7 Restricted Edition to be precise...:)
I have done some searching and found this that might work, give it a try:

1. Click start and type regedit in the search box or run
2. Go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\” folder and click on it
3. On the right hand side you will find a bunch of entries. Find the key named “Wallpaper” and double click on it and put the path of the picture you want as your new wallpaper (example path is “C:\Users\Big Dan\Pictures\new wallpaper.jpg”)
4. Right-click on the “Desktop” folder in left pane click Permissions.
5. Click “Advanced”
6. Go to “Owner” tab, highlight your name in the box that says ‘Change owner to’ ( There are only two choices the other is Administrator )… once your user name is highlighted click “OK”
7. Click on “Advanced” again
8. Uncheck the button that reads “Include inheritable permissions from the object’s parent”… click “Remove” when prompted
9. Click “Add”
10. Type “Everyone” and click “OK”
11. Check Allow “Read Control” and click “OK”
12. Click “OK” again
13. Highlight “Everyone” and check to Allow “Read” and click “OK”
14. Restart Computer

Hope it works for u...........
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2013   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Pam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to change the desktop background in your Windows 7 Starter edition using either method in the tutorial below instead. When you change it using the method below, it should also change it in the registry for you.

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2013   #26

Windows 7 Starter 32bit

Thank you!! That worked perfectly!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2013   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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