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Windows 7: Desktop Background Wallpaper - Change in Windows 7 Starter

23 Jan 2011   #330
poochie

windows 7 starter
 
 
Oceanis Program Is The Bomb!

Hi Brink,

I just wanted to let you know that I am so glad to find this Oceanis Program. I was a little upset after purchasing a new netbook to discover that window 7 starter, I could not change the wallpaper background. After finding the Seven Forum with the Oceanis download...I could not be happier with the software. Installing the Oceanis program was very complex for me, but it is up and working great! This program is awesome...I have found so many unique wallpaper images. Thanks again for your help!


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23 Jan 2011   #331
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Poochie. I'm happy to hear that it has made using your Windows 7 Stater netbook more enjoyable.
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02 Feb 2011   #332
ronald12345

windows 7 starter 32
 
 
Change win7 starter desktop image without program/regedit fiddle

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this reply and I normally don't post on forums, but since I have spend hours to figure this out I decided to post this and maybe it is useful to happy windows 7 starter users who are also frustrated that they have to look at the windows logo all the time on their desktop.

I myself am very happy with my eee 1015pem but was fed up withe the logo on my desktop. So I searched many hours on the web for the best way to change it. But all the solutions involve an exra programm running (I don't want that on my netbook) or fiddling with regedit.


This is how:
1- go to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows
2- right click the file img0 > properties > details
3- click remove all personal data (undelined below in the box)
4- remove ALL data (if you dont have permission; fiddle security settings untill you do)
5- pick a desktop .jpg you like as desktop image and place it the same folder as img0.jpg
6- rename the original img0 to something else
7- rename your new image to img0
Done

let me know if this works (it did for me)




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05 Feb 2011   #333
AlyssaMuro

Window 7 Starter
 
 

Okay, this sounded really good at first. Got me excited. But... I installed it... and I'm probably wrong, (I hope I am) but all it seems like it will let me do is have those default backrounds. I want to be able to maybe have a backround from Google images or My Pictures. Help?

okay, I just had to find the file. and I found my pictures that I saved from Google images... and then I pressed "save" and my backround was the LAME windows backround that it originally was!!!

I'm sooooo sorry. I'm an idiot, I figured it out. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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06 Feb 2011   #334
ronald12345

windows 7 starter 32
 
 

Hi,

I think you did something wrong because the core goal of these steps is to let you choose the picture you like... Did you remove all property information of the default img0 so you can change its name? And afterthat did you rename the new image to img0?

I guess also that you need to put the picures you like in C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures and nowhere else, but I am not sure. May be that is chageable also

I didn't noticed your last sentence. So it worked for you?
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06 Feb 2011   #335
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hello Ronald,

I think Alyssa used the program in the tutorial.


As I mentioned to you before - I have been using the same method for my pe builds for a long time.

Sorry you spent hours figuring it out - I could have told you.

You're right, it seems the most obvious and easiest way to do it.
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06 Feb 2011   #336
ronald12345

windows 7 starter 32
 
 
@SIW2

You might be right she replied on the programm ;-)

I figure that it is because you use PE3 that you change your desktop wallpaper this way and not the usual windows way?
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24 Feb 2011   #337
ronald12345

windows 7 starter 32
 
 

Hi in windows 7 starter you can use wallpapers from internet or any other image you like. You don't need to turn to windows classic and you don't need an extra programm such as oceanic and you don't need to fiddle your registry. Just unlock the wallpaper:

1- go to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows
2- right click the file img0 > properties > details
3- click remove all personal data (undelined below in the box)
4- remove all personal data (if you dont have permission; change security settings for this folder)
5- pick a desktop .jpg you like as desktop image and place it the same folder as img0.jpg
6- rename the original img0 to something else
7- rename your new image to img0

>>you only have to do this ONCE

PS: And for those who want to change their wallpaper frequently windows 7 starter has a standard tool build in for for that.
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24 Feb 2011   #338
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ronald,

I would love to add this as another option in the tutorial, but I just cannot get it to work in my Windows 7 Starter virtual machine. I followed your steps above and in your DOC files in your other thread, but all I get is a black wallpaper instead after restarting.

Is there anything that is not included in these steps that may also need to be done?
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25 Feb 2011   #339
ronald12345

windows 7 starter 32
 
 
@brink

The black background is the default setting in windows 7 starter theme. After unblocking the default wall paper image you can set the back ground color the normal way.

There are no more steps to it. To set a different picture your registry has to have default settings, so may be you have altered your registry setting earlier (as I recently did by using cc cleaner on my registry after deleting al wall papers and just use a color I like). What the default wall paper registry settings are I don't know.

I will check if I can reset this and let you know.

best wishes

Ronald
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