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I just got a hand-me-down M5000. I was wondering if it is possible to change the desktop background from a solid color to a picture. When I go into the settings, it will not let me browse or select anything but a color.

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  • techiscool May 19, 2011

    Hi, what is the operating system installed on your computer?

  • lalah_08 May 19, 2011

    Windows XP

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It is possible, it is probably due to having Windows 7 Starter edition on it. You need to get Stardock MyColors to change it, however upgrading to a better version (of Windows 7) may be easier.

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If you choose to have a centered picture as your desktop background, you can also have a color background to frame your picture. Under How should the picture be positioned, click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

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

    If the picture you want to use is not in the list of desktop background pictures, click the Picture location down arrow to view other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background and appear in the list of desktop backgrounds.
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  2. Click the picture or color that you want to use for your desktop background.

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