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Can't change Wallpaper for some Reason? Win7 7100

Discussion in 'General Software' started by vbx, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. vbx New Member

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    Not sure what happened but I cannot change the wallpaper. I can change the background color, the desktop theme, etc etc..

    I just can't change the background to any of the pictures wallpaper. Not even the default "fighting fish" wallpaper works.

    I can change the background color and the theme.

    Any ideas?
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    Did you disable anything that might have caused this problem?

    aero glass preveiw/any gadgets? or maybe tunred of other stuff to speed things up?

    check task bar propertise and make sure you have use areo peack preview enabled as i think this might cause a prob ill have a test now.

    ok that don't make any diffrence to mine so im not sure what to sugest
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    So you just decided to change the background and it won't let you.
    Are you trying to use pictures from the internet or ones you already have saved?
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    it seems as if the op has lost all access to even the defualt pics as he says he cant even load the fish pic that first apears from a fresh load of win 7
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    My guess would be that a program is blocking the option, or the privileges were changed on your computer.
    You could try an option of system restore and see if it will let you at an earlier date
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    Same thing happening to me... Win 7 RC...

    Can't change the wallpaper, wether i try from themes menu, by "set desktop background", by navigating to the picture through the wallpaper menu. I tried uninstalling/sweeping CCC drivers and reinstalling but didn't help.

    The funny thing is, that it all worked fine at the beggining, and it just stopped responding one day!!!
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    could it be that its because the evaluation period has run out now?
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    i have been using version RC7100 for ages now and not had any isues like that but then again i had it happen to me on vista so it might be another program causing problems.

    just found this it might help .

    http://windows7center.com/news/wallpaper-cant-be-changed-in-windows-7-starter-edition/ i know your using 7100 but there is a chance a simple change has been made to the reg or somthing simler.

    Just read some programs/viruses/trojans can cause this error and people sugest running malwarebytes so might be worth a shot to :D

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