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Windows 7: No desktop background image!

05 Apr 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Wow, thanks for posting your solution, elm! This will be helpful for future users who have the same problem.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Yes, Elm has reacted in true Forum spirit. Elm has been helped and now wants to to help others. Thanks.


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05 Apr 2010   #12
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Wow, thanks for posting your solution, elm! This will be helpful for future users who have the same problem.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Shouldn't he post that as a tutorial?
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06 Apr 2010   #13
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Well of course a tute would be awesome, but I don't know if it's fair to expect it... although the community would certainly appreciate one, elm

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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28 Jun 2010   #14
Kerri

windows 7
 
 
I now have a desktop background!!! thanks

Hi Elm,
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I have been without a desktop background for months, until I read your post today!! Wow, I don't know what I did, but I have spent hours trying to fix it, but your advice did the trick! Thanks so much for posting your solution to try and help others, you have made at least one person very very happy!
Kerri
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29 Jun 2010   #15
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums, Kerri - so glad Elm's solution worked for you! Let us know if you need anything else.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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22 Aug 2010   #16
bbbl67

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi folks, I have a slightly different, but related problem. More of an annoyance than a problem really. My problem is that after some random amount of time, my background picture stops changing. The background doesn't go black or not show any pictures at all, it just stops rotating between the pictures. I go into the Personalize settings, and when I go there, I see that only one picture is selected, out of the many that were previously selected. I then just reselect all of those pictures, and it gets fixed, until the next time it happens randomly again. This happens over and over again.

I went into %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\ as suggested in this thread, and I do find that both the files mentioned, TranscodedWallpaper.jpg & slideshow.ini are located in there properly. So I'm not sure why the slideshow stops.

The only pattern I can see is that it seems to happen after I've been away from the computer a bit, and after the screensaver has kicked in. It never happens while I'm in front of the computer.
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03 Sep 2010   #17
elm

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Well of course a tute would be awesome, but I don't know if it's fair to expect it... although the community would certainly appreciate one, elm

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
No problem, here it is: Windows 7 Background Image Problem Fix

Hope it makes enough sense; even for inexperienced users.
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03 Sep 2010   #18
elm

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbbl67 View Post
[...] The only pattern I can see is that it seems to happen after I've been away from the computer a bit, and after the screensaver has kicked in. It never happens while I'm in front of the computer.
That's interesting. Have you tried deleting both files, and restarting your PC? How often does it happen?
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03 Sep 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Elm, most excellent. I will give you 50 rep points. It is half of what you need for a skilled badge. I wish I could give you the entire 100. If you have questions how to see your rep points or questions about badges or any other Forum procedure, just ask.
If you are lucky, another will come along and give you the remaining points that you need. I looked if up, you need 40 more.
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03 Sep 2010   #20
elm

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
(...) If you are lucky, another will come along and give you the remaining points that you need. I looked if up, you need 40 more.
Cool. Thanks, you guys!
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