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04-Jan-2010, 06:16 PM #1
Solved: Desktop Background in Windows 7
Seriously how do you change the background or wallpaper in windows 7, It's no where to be found.
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04-Jan-2010, 06:19 PM #2
If you have one you want to use, right click and select Set as Background . . otherwise, right click on any empty spot on the desktop and select "Personalize"
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04-Jan-2010, 06:29 PM #3
I wish it was that easy, when you right click on the picture there's no option for set as background, no personlize either.
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04-Jan-2010, 06:31 PM #4
Do you have the Basic version? . . it does not allow background changes
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04-Jan-2010, 06:36 PM #5
I guess that must be the case. Is there anyway around this? That's just stupid!
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04-Jan-2010, 06:40 PM #6
No it is not stupid, you get what you pay for, The Basic Version is a stripped down bottom of the line.
Look in your "System Information" as it will tell you what version you have.
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04-Jan-2010, 07:15 PM #7
Thanks for the insight, I didn't know that. I didn't pick out the computer or OS if I had though I wouldn't of known this either. I checked it's 199.00 to upgrade to professional, ,
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04-Jan-2010, 07:25 PM #8
You would only have to upgrade to Home Premium to get that option
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05-Jan-2010, 03:11 AM #9
I have no problem changing the Desktop background on Vista Home Basic, or using the Set as Background option.

Check this article, follow the steps under Method Two to enable the Desktop Background option on the Personalize screen and to enable the Set as Background option when you right click on an image.

It may have been disabled in the registry.
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