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I turned on my computer, it comes on and goes the the desktop...sort of. I have my background picture but I do not see any of the shortcuts or files that are saved on the desk top. I also do not ses any of the tool bars on the bottom. I turned the system off a few times and I even removed the battery but it still comes up the same. Does anyone have any sggestions?

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  • zandrad1 Sep 10, 2008

    This is a Gateway laptop.

  • zandrad1 Sep 12, 2008

    I just tried your suggestion and nohing happened.

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Before you do anything else... try this...
ok, when you see the desktop in the background, but none of the icons pop up... press the following keys Ctrl Alt Delete then go up to "File" and click "New Task(Run...)" in the window type in explorer and press enter... did it work?...


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

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1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on Personalize. (See screenshot below)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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8. Close the Personalize window when done. (See screenshot below step 2)




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Hi I am no expert but to me it sounds like you are talking about your screensaver?
If so go to your desktop - right click - Personalize/Properties - Screensaver
From there you can either turn off the screensaver or select a number of minutes before it does come on ;)
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Windows 7 Starter edition comes with one desktop background, which can't be changed or customized. Please see this link for details.

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  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

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If you choose to have a centered picture as your desktop background, you can also have a color background to frame your picture. Under How should the picture be positioned, click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

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1. Download the Oceanis Change Background (http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/42272d1272912523-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-oceanis_change_background_w7.zip)
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