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Windows 7: Upgraded to 7 Ult...still can't change background

10 Jun 2010   #1
evsapi

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Upgraded to 7 Ult...still can't change background

I went from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimtate...I'm STILL having problems with changing the background, but I'm also having problems with the screen saver settings not saving. ANY ideas?


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10 Jun 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi evsapi and welcome,
How did you upgrade to Ultimate? You say you are still having problems, does that mean you had the same problems with Win 7 start up? If so have you ever been able to change the background? What method are you trying to change it?
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10 Jun 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evsapi View Post
I went from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimtate...I'm STILL having problems with changing the background, but I'm also having problems with the screen saver settings not saving. ANY ideas?
Try going to the command prompt> start>search programs and files> type cmd then enter then type sfc /scannow then enter again, let the process run until complete. That may help fix any files which may have been corrupted during the upgrade.
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13 Jun 2010   #4
evsapi

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ran the scan, it DID fix a couple of things, but didn't fix the background problem. I ended up downloading some Windows 7 Starter wallpaper changing program, that works, so I'm happy for now...but I'd like to figure out what the problem is in the long run
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13 Jun 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evsapi View Post
Ran the scan, it DID fix a couple of things, but didn't fix the background problem. I ended up downloading some Windows 7 Starter wallpaper changing program, that works, so I'm happy for now...but I'd like to figure out what the problem is in the long run
I would ask again:
How did you upgrade to Ultimate? You say you are still having problems, does that mean you had the same problems with Win 7 start up? If so have you ever been able to change the background?
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13 Jun 2010   #6
evsapi

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

When I first heard that Win 7 Start. didn't have personalization settings, I found programs that were written to be able to change the background, but they wouldn't work. Now, they work for whatever reason, but right-clicking and going to my personalization settings won't let me change the background OR the screensaver. I used the Windows Anytime Upgrade, as my laptop does not have a CD drive. It's not even a really big deal, more of a preference than anything else. Just think it's stupid that Microsoft took away options for me.
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