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How to change wallpaper in Windows 7

How to change wallpaper in Windows 7

The Windows 7 Starter edition does not include the Personalization features such as the change desktop background option.
1. Download the Oceanis Change Background Windows 7 ZIP

link:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html

Open the ZIP file and extract the Oceanis_Change_Background_W7.exe file, then run it to install it.
NOTE: Restarting the computer will be required to finish installing this program.
2.When your computer restarts, you will see this as your desktop background. Click on the Oceanis Change Background Windows 7 shortcut to change your desktop background. (see screenshot below)


3. Browse to the images that you want to use and select one, or more to have a desktop slideshow. Select the Picture position for how you want the images displayed, and any desktop slideshow settings if you selected more than one image. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: These options are just like the default ones in the other editions of Windows 7 here that are now being allowed by this program by Oceanis for the Windows 7 Starter edition.

4. When done, click on Save changes. (see screenshots above)

Default Windows 7 Desktop Background

1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on Personalize. (See screenshot below)


2. Click on the Desktop Background link at the bottom of the window. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: The name in gray under Desktop Background is the current desktop background file name.



3. Select a Picture Location -
A) Click on the drop down arrow menu to select from the list of available picture folder locations, or click on the Browse button to navigate to the picture folder location. (See screenshot below step 7)
NOTE: To use another regional wallpaper, see the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial.
B) Select the picture folder and click on Select Folder.


4. Select a Desktop Background -
A) Right click on an available picture, or click (check) on the box in the upper left corner of the picture, to select it. (See screenshot below step 7)
NOTE: You can continue to right click on the images to see it previewed on your desktop until you decide which one you like best.


5. Select the Picture Position -
A) Click on the drop down arrow menu, and click on the picture position you want for the desktop background. (See bottom of screenshot below step 7)


6. For a Desktop SlideShow -
A) For how, see: How to Create a Desktop Slideshow in Windows 7

link: http://tinyurl.com/yaqll2x


7. Click on OK to apply the changes. (See screenshot below)

8. Close the Personalize window when done. (See screenshot below step 2)




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how to change wallpaper for hp mini 210 3000


HI........................

Using the "Personalization Panel" Program
notesmall1.png Note This will show you how to download and use the Personalization Panel program to add Personalization to the desktop context menu to be able to change the desktop background, Windows Color and Appearance, Sounds, and Screen Saver in the Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions.

This program does not add the desktop slideshow feature though. 1. Download and install the Personalization Panel program

2. When finished installing, you can now right click on the desktop and click on Personalization.

3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

4. From here you can select and set the Appearance and Personalization options you like. (see screenshot below)158605d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-personalize-1.jpg
5. Desktop BackgroundA) In Windows Starter158606d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-starter-1.jpg
B) In Windows Home Basic158607d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-basic-1.jpg
6. Windows ColorA) In Windows Starter158608d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-starter-2.jpg

158609d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-starter-3.jpg
B) In Windows Home Basic158610d1307509524t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-basic-2a.jpg

158608d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-starter-2.jpg

158609d1307509511t-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-starter-3.jpg
7. SoundsA) This is the same Sounds settings as in the other editions of Windows 7.
8. Screen SaverA) This is the same Screen Saver settings as in the other editions of Windows 7.
That's it,

GOOD LUCK.....................

Sep 26, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

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i have acer aspire one d255e notebook, and i want to change the dekstop background but i cant make, there are no choices that i can change the wallpaper, my operating system is windows 7 starter


Dear user,

Unforetunately you cannot do anything to your desktop background because that is the default feature of Windows 7 Starter Edition.
You have to upgrade at least Home Premium of your Operating System for you to change it .

May 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how can i change my wallpaper? i had samsung n150pus.. i tried to look up in control panel setting i coud'nt see or find it!o


Hi fforinas,
Welcome to FixYa! How are you doing?
Are you using Windows 7 Starter Edition? If yes, then you cannot change the wallpaper.
Windows 7 Starter has limitations:

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

* Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the Windows Basic or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
* Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
* The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
* 64 bit version
* Multi-monitor support.
* DVD playback.
* Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
* Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
* Domain support for business customers.
* XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

I suggest that you upgrade your Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium.
Hope that helps. Thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 28, 2011 | Samsung N150 Notebook

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how can i change my desktop wallpaper cause my OS is windows 7 home?


Go to Control Panel from Start Menu, then go to Appearance, under Display you will see the option i.e Change Desktop Background

Mar 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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how can i change my desktop background in windows 7 starter on mini laptop n150 samsung


By default the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions do not include the Personalization features such as change desktop background and Desktop Slideshow.

By default, the Windows 7 Home Basic edition will only allow you to change the desktop background by right clicking on a image and clicking on Set as desktop background.

There are applications on the web that let you change the background but they are not all free. One example is called Oceanis.
If this solution was helpful please rate/vote for me.

Mar 01, 2011 | Samsung N150 Notebook

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