Desktop Background Wallpaper - Change in Windows 7 Starter

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  1. Posts : 48
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Thanks Brink your a life saver
    my freind just got a laptop for graduation and it has 7 Starter on it and when he told me you cant change the back ground i was like bull crap i tried and i couldn't change it
    But thanks alot!!!
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  2. Posts : 2
    Win 7 Starter

    I have a brand new Asus EeePC bought for my daughters birthday next week.

    I have tried installing, uninstalling & re-installing the Oceanis program but like Syren it keeps reverting to the default screen after a re-boot.

    I have checked the Tips & warnings but these seem OK as its a new computer.

    I tried uninstalling (and then got a Microsoft background), after re-installing I got the Asus background. It changed OK to my background after running Oceanis but then re-set to the Asus background after a re-boot.

    Any help would be apreciated.



    OOPS - I have just found the same (or very similar) program already installed under "Eee Tools" - "System Setting"

    Problem solved :)
    Last edited by Diversion; 10 Jun 2010 at 07:39. Reason: Found Solution
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  3. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 starter, Vista Home Premium, XP Home

    Works for admin account but not standard

    Hi everyone,

    I installed the Oceanis software and got it to work for my admin account. But when I switch over to my standard account and change the background, it would change it. When I log out or reboot, the standard account revert back to the Windows 7 starter background. I've checked the admin account and it works there, the background is still my background.

    I've tried starting the program as admin on the standard account too; no success there after logging out. I guessed I can always manually start the program; or maybe add it to my startup folder? I did check the process list and Oceanis is not running after I log back into the starter account.

    Any suggestions?

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  4. Posts : 71,581
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Hello Gnimble, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Yes, go ahead and add the Oceanis program to that user's startup folder to see if it the background will stay afterwards when you restart. :)
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  5. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 starter, Vista Home Premium, XP Home

    Adding it to the startup folder seems to work, except that before it starts, Windows warns me of running the link (and no options are given to remove that warning message in the future). I guessed that's better than having to find the icon and clicking on it each time.

    It's strange that a brand new $350 notebook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium (and thus more customization features) and this netbook which costs the same $350 comes with Windows Starter. I guessed that's the price we have to pay for portability.

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  6. Posts : 71,581
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, you will have the UAC prompt at startup for a standard user.

    I agree, the Starter edition is just bit to stripped down.
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  7. Posts : 3

    Hi Brink,

    As with the other people who've had a similar problem, I'm able to change the background in Oceanis, but when I click "save," it disappears and the program closes. Here's what I've done so far in an attempt to sort it out:

    1) uninstalled and reinstalled Oceanis--and restarted properly.
    2) confirmed that I have no 3rd party theme or skin (the netbook is brand new)
    3) set my User Account Control to the lowest level
    4) attempted to run the program as an administrator

    Everything is done according to the steps given but till I experienced difficulty in the 5th step.

    5) made sure the "turn off all unnecessary animations" box was unchecked in the Ease of Acess Center. ( I uncheck both "turn off all unnecessary animations" as well as "removed background images" but my changes could not be applied to my HP mini 210 despite trying it for countless time.

    I realise I am the only one experiencing this problem so far, please help!

    the additional information that I want to provide is that, I did check the "turn off all unnecessary animations" box earlier on however when I want to uncheck it, the changes couldn't be applied.

    SO I am guessing that the problem should be something wrong with my notebook and the window itself right?

    Please kindly help me!I would really greatly appreciate your assistance in this! . I am getting all vexed up with this as I have been trying to fix this for more than 8 hours but to no avail

    thanks :)
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Jun 2010 at 10:36. Reason: merged posts
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  8. Posts : 71,581
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Hello Ivy,

    It may be something specific to your HP mini 210 netbook. We will have to see if others with the same one are having the same problem or not.
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  9. Posts : 3

    Hi Brink,

    I seriously have no idea whats wrong.

    Because if changes are not allowed, I don't understand why am I able to check the " turn off all unnecessary animations" and " removed background images " boxes in the first place.

    Yet when I try to revert it back to its original status (uncheck for both boxes), I am not able to.

    Do you think by reformatting the netbook will help?
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  10. Posts : 71,581
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    No, it may not if it's an included app or some special OEM function that came with the netbook that is causing the Oceanis program to not work for you.
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