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Desktop background im having problems changing my desktop background

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    Do you know how to change the desktop background regularly?

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Right click > properties > select new background

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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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Changing the backround on windows 7 starter edition


Hi there
Windows 7 Starter doesnt have a option to change backgrounds but you can download a Background Changer at this site which will allow you to change you backgrounds.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html

Hope it helps,

Regards

Jul 25, 2011 | 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 background? Im using Window Starter works with Window Vista


Hi, unfortunately windows 7 starter is a version with lowered capabilities as to be lighter on weaker computers. So, they Windows removed some functions from this version.
Windows 7 Starter does not include:
  • Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the "Windows Basic" or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
  • Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
  • The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • DVD playback.
  • Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
  • Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
  • Domain support for business customers.
  • XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.
In order to try and change the background there have been some workarounds, but i do not recommend any of them for they are faulty...

Jun 24, 2011 | Operating Systems

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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 coded...how can i modify it myself and able to change the wallpapers?


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

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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I am using vista home premium with sp2 beta. I was having no problems until I recently decided to change the desktop backgroud. When I go to the Control Panel to change the image I get "Page failed to...


It seems ur vista is corrputed. Do one thing, put vista dvd and goto command prompt(run>cmd). type sfc /scannow. It will repair your corrputed windows files.

Apr 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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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

-Ernest

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: http://www.e-articles.info/e/a/title/How-to-change-the-desktop-background-in-Windows-Vista/

hope this help

melnavz

Jan 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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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.

Jan 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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