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Before reading below please make sure you are familiar with registry modifications. It is very important to know what you are doing. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MIGHT HARM YOUR WINDOWS SYSTEM AND MAY MAKE IT STOP WORKING. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. A virus, certain spyware, a malformed registry, or other circumstances can transpire making it impossible for you to change the Windows XP desktop wallpaper. When you try to modify the background picture, neither the list of images nor the "Browse" button is clickable. If this happens, you can perform a registry tweak to restore the functionality. Note you must be an Administrator to perform this tip. NOTE: Be careful what you are doing when modifying the registry as you can harm your computer or keep it from booting! Read the disclaimer. 1. Run "Regedit". START / RUN / and type Regedit and click OK 2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\policies 3. If you see a folder (key) "ActiveDesktop" select it. If not, make a new key and label it "ActiveDesktop". 4. If you see "NoChangingWallPaper", double-click the DWORD value and set it to "0". Otherwise, you need to create a new DWORD value of "NoChangingWallPaper" and set it to "0". 5. Try changing your wallpaper. If this fix doesn't solve the problem, you may also need to make the above registry changes at location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies .
Posted on Oct 06, 2007
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