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

16 Mar 2011   #360
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Simon. I'll have to do some playing with it. Are those the exact permission settings in your screenshots that you used to change the background?


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16 Mar 2011   #361
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, exactly.

Add Everyone and allow read permisions seems important - as you are removing other permissions.
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16 Mar 2011   #362
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you again Simon. I'll be playing with it some tonight and tomorrow then.
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16 Mar 2011   #363
SIW2

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I think the importatnt bits are:

1. make sure your username is Owner.

2. Click Advanced and add Everyone - but only give read permisiion - okaying as neeeded.

3. Select Advanced tab again - select your username , ( I didn't tick the inheritable box - don't know if that would make any difference ) select Edit and deny everything except Read Control box - okaying as needed.

I might have forgotten something ( if so you will see from the screenshots ) - but that's the general idea.
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16 Mar 2011   #364
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you.
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17 Mar 2011   #365
Candy811

windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 
hi, new here

Hello, I sign up for this site because its awesome! the tutorial above was a great help when i bought my HP mini which had windows 7 starter. I was getting a little upset at first when i could'nt change desktop background but then i visited this site and followed the steps above and IT WORKED now im so excited! And im willing to learn alot more about windows 7 starter kit on this site! thanks alot it really helped! And i recommend this site to anyone who wants to know more about windows 7!!!!
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20 Mar 2011   #366
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think the importatnt bits are:

1. make sure your username is Owner.

2. Click Advanced and add Everyone - but only give read permisiion - okaying as neeeded.

3. Select Advanced tab again - select your username , ( I didn't tick the inheritable box - don't know if that would make any difference ) select Edit and deny everything except Read Control box - okaying as needed.

I might have forgotten something ( if so you will see from the screenshots ) - but that's the general idea.
I got it working as well Simon. Thank you.

I'm not sure it would be a good idea to include it in the tutorial though since it does pose a potential security risk afterwards with the changed permissions.
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20 Mar 2011   #367
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not really - they are changed to read only - can't get any safer than that.

It's not very practical for most people to attempt tho. - an app like oceanis is much easier.

Oceanis doesn't put the registry back to it's previous state when you uninstall it - - doesn't matter , as the last background you selected remains.
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20 Mar 2011   #368
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

True.
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21 Mar 2011   #369
simnar

windos 7 starter
 
 

my desktop went black the pic i checked only shows when i open somthing it flashes the disipears how can i solve this
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