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Desktop Background problem in Visat Ultimate


Somehow i am not able to change my desktop background other than solid ones. May i know what i have to do to change different photos or pictures as my desktop background? thanks in advance


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Re: Desktop Background problem in Visat Ultimate

Yeah, I ahd this problem too, only on Windows XP Media center edition, What fixed the problem for me, was doing a system restore back to the day before I had this problem, and it never happened again.

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How can I change the desktop background when it is changing to black

Show the desktop. Point to location where there are no icons, Right click the mouse button. At the bottom of the contextual menus you see Screen Resolution, Gadgets, and a 3rd one about customizing. Click that one and choose the theme.

Nov 04, 2013 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC


Applying the settings to the logon desktop

Next, you need to apply the Screensaver settings to the Logon Desktop / Welcome Screen (Technically, HKEY_USERS\.Default registry key), so that the Screensaver is invoked when no user is logged on. Copying all the Screensaver settings to the Logon Desktop (or Welcome Screen) manually is a tough task. Use Tweak UI instead.
Download and install TweakUI.
Launch TweakUI and click Logon, click Settings.
Select Screensaver from the list box and choose Copy Now
The Screensaver settings are applied to the Logon Desktop
Restart Windows for the changes to take effect
Allow few minutes at the Logon screen, to test if the Screensaver is working properly. The Screensaver should launch after the timeout. It will look as if the Company Logo moves around.
Additional Tip
The User interface / slider allows the minimum value for picture change interval to 6 seconds only. To reduce the change interval to less than 6 seconds, alter the registry value named ChangeInterval (Set decimal value 1000 for 1 Second, and so forth) in this key:
HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Control Panel \ Screen Saver.Slideshow
For Current user profile, make the change here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Screen Saver.Slideshow

With no logon wallpaper set, Windows displays a pre-defined color for the logon desktop. ( If you have enabled Welcome Screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to see the logon screen background color. ) To change the logon background color to that of your choice, you need to alter the registry:
Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors
Backup the registry key by exporting to a REG file
In the right pane, double-click Background
In the Edit String dialog box, type the Color code in R G B format and then click OK.
Example: Type 0 0 0 if you want to see a Black background. You can choose any combination from 0-255
Points to ponder
If the logon Wallpaper is set, the background Color may not be visible. So, you must reset the Wallpaper value to a blank string in this key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
If the Background value is set under the following Winlogon registry key, the above setting is ignored. In other words, the Winlogon\Background value takes precedence over the .DEFAULT..\Background value.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I have an Acer windows 7 laptop. bt it seems that the wall paper cannot change. i dont know if I cant change it or it cannot be changed. please help. what should I do?

To change the desktop background
  1. Open Desktop Background by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg and clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type desktop background, and then click Change desktop background.

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

    If the picture you want to use isn't in the list of desktop background pictures, click an item in the Picture location list to see other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture that you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background.
    8456a207-d4c8-401d-8729-c5dda3f0e72c_65.jpgLook for pictures in other locations on your computer

  3. Under Picture position, click the arrow and choose whether to crop the picture to fill the screen, fit the picture to the screen, stretch the picture to fit the screen, tile the picture, or center the picture on the screen, and then click Save changes.

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If you choose to have a fitted or centered picture as your desktop background, you can also frame your picture with a color background. Under Picture position, click Fit or Center. Click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.
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To make any picture stored on your computer (or a picture you are currently viewing) your desktop background, right-click the picture, and then click Set as Desktop Background.
7abb27d7-2989-4144-81e3-0a51f703885d_50.jpgThe Set as Desktop Background option

You can add more desktop backgrounds to your collection from the Personalization Gallery on the Windows website.

Aug 31, 2011 | Acer Operating Systems

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How to change my background

If you want to use the windows7 backgrounds, just "right-click" on your desktop and "left-click" personalize tab. On the bottom part "left-click" an icon with label "Desktop Background", there you can choose your desired background on your desktop.
You can also try "right-click" on a photo or picture, and choose Set as desktop background...
Hope that gives you an idea...

Jul 20, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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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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I have hp mini laptop...i cant change the wall papers...its hard can i modify it myself and able to change the wallpapers?

1. Download the Oceanis Change Background (

2. Open the downloaded ZIP file and extract the Oceanis_Change_Background_W7.exe file to your desktop, then run it to install it.

NOTE: You will be prompted to restart the computer to finish installing this program.

3. 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)
4. Browse to the images that you want to use and check (select) a image, or more than one image 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.

5. When done, click on Save changes.

Nov 18, 2010 | Hard Code Operating Systems

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Moving background

Moving background (Dream scene) is available only on Vista Ultimate. You'll need to download the dream scene from windows update site.

Jun 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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How to change background

Right click your deskop and select "Personalize"

The second link down on the list is "Desktop Background". Select it.

From there you should see a variety of desktop backgrounds to choose from. If you have a particular photo that you want to use as your background, then select, "Browse" and find the photo you wanted.

I hope this helps


May 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Desktop Background problem in Vista Ultimate

U can browse your any picture that you wish to be background by selecting it and right clcik then use as use as background to desktop (something like that) some tips and details on changing the back ground is here:

hope this help


Jan 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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what about it? if you want to set a picture as your background, open it with windows photo gallery, then right-click and set as background.

Jan 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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