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XP Pro Display Properties Desktop

On my XP when I wanted to change the wallpaper I got up Display Properties then clicked on the Desktop tab. I get an error message to send to Microsoft. Something has changed, I must now log in as a user, in the past I went right to my "normal" screen. Everything else seems to be normal. I run BLINK and did a virus scan, "No malware found". Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Ray

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Re: XP Pro Display Properties Desktop

Check Display Properties, Screensaver tab, see if the "on resume, password protect" is checked. You've probably already checked on this, but...

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Resolutions too high,k how to change?

Windows 7:
  1. Right click your desktop, click Personalize.
  2. Bottom left corner, click Display.
  3. Top left corner, click Adjust resolution.
Windows XP:

  1. Right click your desktop, click Properties.
  2. Click the Settings tab.

May 23, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How can i change the colors of my desktop back to normal. i have a old school desk top the box ones

You should be able to go into display properties and select Windows Classic as the theme.
Right click on Desktop
Select Properties
On Theme tab select Windows Classic and then click apply.

If you have customized the Windows Classic theme and saved as Windows Classic, then you will need to edit the registry to remove those customizations. If this is the case, reply to this solution and I will research and let you know where to make the changes. Beware that incorrectly modifying the registry can cause the system to not boot or have other problems.

Best of luck, Jim

May 07, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do I increase screen resolution in PC mode running Windows XP Pro?

To change your monitor's resolution

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.


2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.

3. Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor, making text and pictures appear larger. Or drag the Screen resolution slider to the right to increase your monitor's resolution, making text and pictures appear smaller.

4. Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect.

5. If the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, look at your display. If you like the new resolution, click Yes. If you do not like the resolution, click No, and return to step 3 to try a different resolution.

6. Click OK.

Hope this help.

Mar 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to set wallpaper

Hi, how are you?

To set a wallpaper, just right click on the image and SET as wallpaper.

images need to be on the resolution which fits the resolution you are using on your display.

Otherwise you will see blurry images.

Feb 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I want to change my desktop background. .what is the easiest and safest site to go to for reat pictures?

Right click your mouse on an empty area of the desktop. A small menu will appear.
  1. Click on Properties [This will be Personalize on Windows Vista or Windows 7] to open the Display Properties screen window.
  2. 3Select the Desktop tab, if using Windows XP. Windows 98 users can select the Background tab.
  3. 4Choose a background. On the lower left half of the Display Properties Window, you will see Background (Win XP) or Wallpaper (Win 98). You can choose a background from the long menu list by clicking on the background/wallpaper design you want.
  4. 5Select a position. Stretch is generally the best choice but if the image you have selected is of a low resolution or an aspect ratio different from your monitor's, then Center or Tile will work best.
  5. 6Click OK to close the Display Properties Window.

Feb 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I want to change my desktop background

Click on the Start menu button. Then click on Settings and then on Control Panel.

Double-click on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window named Display Properties.

Click on Background if that tab is not selected. Click on one of the items that appear in the box labeled Wallpaper.

Inspect the preview that appears above the Wallpaper menubox. Use the Display menu to the right to experiment with tiling, stretching or centering the picture that you are previewing.

Click on Browse to use an image stored elsewhere on your hard drive. Locate the image and click Open.

Click OK to change your background, or wallpaper. Click Cancel if you decide to maintain your current settings.

Jan 27, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How can i change the desktop wallpaper on a aspire one netbook ?

Open up any of your picture folder. Right-click on the picture thumbnail or picture icon that you want to make your desktop background and select "set as desktop background". I hope this will work for you.

Dec 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Laptop n140 how to set a desktop backround and wallpaper

first save any pictures that you want to use for background or wallpaper then on your desktop (its where you can see you icons) right click then choose properties and you will see display properties, choose the desktop tab, you can then choose the background that you want or click browse if you have a specific picture or image that you have saved that you want to make as your background

i hope this helps

Feb 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do I use my display setting, the desk and the screensaver?

right click on the desktop from mouse and then go to properties. now use the desktop tab to change the desktop settings like wallpaper and icons. and use screen saver tab to change or edit screen saver settings.

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Oct 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Cannot get rid of an unwanted program .

here's manual antivirus xp 2008 removal

If you are having problems with your desktop or getting the nasty message when you boot up follow the instructions below, but use the above link to remove the virus. YES THIS IS A VIRUS AND NOT A VIRUS REMOVAL TOOL!

First you need to stop the program from loading on startup. This is what you do to stop it:

Start, run

Type msconfig

Go to Startup tab
(if you've totally removed the antivirus program, you will not find these files and you can skip to the gpedit.msc step)

Uncheck lphc35dj0e1an
Uncheck rhc75dj0e1an

Click apply, then ok
Restart computer

Then you need to delete the main files this program uses. Delete the following file:


Delete the following folder and all contents:

C:\program files\rhc75dj0e1an

This should remove the program from your system but you probably still have a warning message displayed as your wallpaper in Windows and the virus removed the ability to change the wallpaper or your desktop settings.

To restore ability to change your desktop settings and select a different wallpaper and screen saver do the following:

Start, run

type Gpedit.msc

Navigate to User configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Display

Right click on Remove Display in Control Panel
Click on Properties and select Disabled

Do the same steps to change the following attributes to disabled:

Hide Desktop Tab
Prevent changing wallpaper
Hide Apperance and Themes tab
Hide Settings tab
Hide Screen Saver tab

You should now be able to use your computer normally and change the wallpaper/screensaver to something other than the warning message Antivirus XP 2008 set it to.

Jul 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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