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Windows 7: Desktop Background - Allow or Prevent Changing

23 Nov 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Randun,

Here's a few more things to check to hopefully help. :)

Normally you would delete the NoChangingWallPaper DWROD, but 0 should work as well.

Check in the registry location below to make sure that there is not an ActiveDesktop desktop key there.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
Make sure that your Windows is activated. If it's not, and goes past it's trial period, you will get a black screen like this as well.


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23 Nov 2012   #11
randun

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Randun,

Here's a few more things to check to hopefully help. :)

Normally you would delete the NoChangingWallPaper DWROD, but 0 should work as well.

Check in the registry location below to make sure that there is not an ActiveDesktop desktop key there.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
Make sure that your Windows is activated. If it's not, and goes past it's trial period, you will get a black screen like this as well.
I picked up the first tweak from another forum & 0 didn't have any effect.

No ActiveDesktop at the specified registry entry.

My version of Windows (7 Ultimate) is verified as "activated".

I did look under Themes under the same registry entry & CurrentValue was set to C:/... as My Themes. I backed up the registry then changed the entry to (current value empty). I haven't rebooted yet so I'll have to come back & report on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2012   #12
randun

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by randun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Randun,

Here's a few more things to check to hopefully help. :)

Normally you would delete the NoChangingWallPaper DWROD, but 0 should work as well.

Check in the registry location below to make sure that there is not an ActiveDesktop desktop key there.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
Make sure that your Windows is activated. If it's not, and goes past it's trial period, you will get a black screen like this as well.
I picked up the first tweak from another forum & 0 didn't have any effect.

No ActiveDesktop at the specified registry entry.

My version of Windows (7 Ultimate) is verified as "activated".

I did look under Themes under the same registry entry & CurrentValue was set to C:/... as My Themes. I backed up the registry then changed the entry to (current value empty). I haven't rebooted yet so I'll have to come back & report on it.
Well, I tried all of your suggested fixes along with numerous others & I've had it. I'm not about to perform a System Repair so I'm downloading a trial version of WindowBlinds to see if it'll work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2015   #13
Deltron0

Windows 10
 
 
THANKS!!

Seriously been trying to fix no changing the background for several hours. Tried the Ease of Access, Registry, and Gsedit.msc. None worked! Option One in this thread worked like magic!!!:):):):)

I made an account on this only because you helped out so much. I'll tell all my friends having trouble with windows to check this site out.
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15 Nov 2015   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it could help Deltron, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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