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Changing the wallpaper

I am having trouble setting a wallpaper on my computer. When I go to the control panel to change the display, it will only let me change the color of the background - the other options are light grey and I cannot click on them. However, when I restart or turn on my computer, the wallpaper does flash for a second, but once it brings up the icon screen, it is gone. I tried to re-install the display drivers from the Windows website. I would appreciate any help you can provide.

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Re: changing the wallpaper

This usually happens is due to spywares disabling the wallpaper option from the computer. Try running this registry fix.

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Re: changing the wallpaper

Hi, I can help you with this problem. I ran into the same one a while back. You need the most current and correct drivers for your video card. Can you tell me what kind of video card you have? Brand and model number.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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Screen saver wallpaper

To set or change a screen saver in XP


Open Display in Control Panel.


On the Screen Saver tab, under Screen saver, click a screen saver in the list.


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  2. Under Screen saver, in the drop-down list, click the screen saver you want to use.

Click Preview to see what your chosen screen saver will look like.

Click OK.

Also make sure "On resume, display login screen" is unchecked.

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Cannot set as desktop

If you are unable to change or display the wallpaper of your Windows 7 or Vista desktop, try this :
(1) Open Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see.
viswalp.jpgEnsure that Remove background images (where available) is unchecked.
Save, Apply, Exit.
This should help !
(2) If it doesnt, try this:
Run regedit and navigate to the following key:

Then right click on Policies > New > KEY > name it as "ActiveDesktop".
Next in RHS, rt click > New > DWORD > name it as "NoChangingWallPaper" .
The DWORD value 1 will restrict change in desktop wallpaper. To allow change give it value as 0.
(3) If it still doesnt work, maybe your TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file has become corrupted.
Open explorer and type the following in the adress bar and hit Enter:

Here, rename TranscodedWallpaper.jpg to TranscodedWallpaper.old.
Next, double-click slideshow.ini file to open it with Notepad. Empty its contents. That is, select all the text and delete it. Save the changes. Close explorer windows.
Hope something helps!

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Cannot change wallpaper desktop

click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system

also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes

hope this helps

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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.

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How do i change the wallpaper on my hp mini netbook?

>if it is running Win7 Starter (which is commonly used for Netbooks)
>there is no way we can change the wallpaper aside from what is already on the computer.

BUT, if your computer is NOT running Win7 Starter go to your display properties select Appearance Tab
>on Wallpaper section select the wallpaper of your choice or you can browse for your personal pictures

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I bought new monitor Compaq S1922a and picture stretched horizontal. I have HP intel with Vista. How to adjust VGA to make picture normal?

if the whole image is too long you can adjust it from tthe image driver will be in the right side on the task bar near the programs that are opened all the time ..and named like the video card you are using and usually will display when hoovering the resolution in the resolutions and choose one that fits best...and confirm ..
To adjust just the the picture from the desktop ..right click on the there choose the desktop image ..or change image ..and you will have 3 possibilities for adjusting the picture to ...stretch..and tile.. see them one by one ...if non of the stile will make it visible in a normal way ..then you should change the picture,,and choose a wallpaper that it is in the same form and big enough to fit....
T change a picture on the wallpaper it is enough to right click on it when its opened ..and choose it to be set as wallpaper from the list of tasks...

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Lsot all my contact addresses, now text is very small

Well, the display can be reset to a different resolution, look in control panel and display, or right click on desktop, click properties and display settings.

The contacts require me to know what mail you were using, Outlook, Windows Mail, Outlook express, Incredimail, and what operating system you are using....

Oct 04, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4550 PC Desktop

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I am a real novice and would like to know how to fix the pixils for a more defined image.

right click on desktop/wallpaper,properties,settings,it should be 32 bit and around 1024x768 resol

Jul 31, 2008 | 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.

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