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#1 kdmj2003

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:32 AM

HI,
I RECENTLY BOUGHT AN ACER ASPIRE ONE ,WINDOWS 7 BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THE DESKTOP BACKGROUND,DOES ANYONE CAN TEACH ME HOW TO DO IT? IS THERE ANY WEBSITE WHERE I CAN FREELY DOWNLOAD WALLPAPER FOR THIS MODEL?





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#2 DaffyKantReed

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:28 AM

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/281-d...und-change.html

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:08 AM

How to change background :
1. Right click on an empty area on your desktop.
2. Select Personalize from the menu
3. In the Personalization window, click on Desktop Background
This would open the section where you can select background, and save settings.

You can find themes, background, screen savers for Windows 7 from :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...ads/personalize

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:02 PM

If you're looking for more themes, Win 7 has 5 hidden themes.

1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Click Organize, and select Folder and Search Options.
3. Go to View tab.
4. Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). If prompted with confirmation, click Yes.
5. Click OK.
6. Browse to the following folder: C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\
7. There are five folders in the name with format MCT-XX (where XX is AU, CA, GB, US, or ZA) which represents globalization settings for each region. Go into the folder that you want to activate its theme.
Note: AU, CA and ZA regions have the same themes.
8. Open the Theme folder inside the selected region folder.
9. Double click on the XX.theme file to apply the theme to the Windows 7 desktop system
. Once a theme is ran and activated, the theme will be remembered and saved into Personalization options, so that user can change or select the theme again directly from Personalization settings screen.
10. Now to go to Folder Options to reverse the first 5 steps to hide the hidden and protected system files and folders again.


And if you're looking for more, I have made some that you can find here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/257814/windows-7-themes/

Multi-Boot, Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8 Pro x64

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:58 PM

Of course this is all assuming that you are running something other than the Windows 7 starter pack. If you are using that, then you can't change backgrounds.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 09:47 PM

i have tried as told by romeo29 but there is no personalize option in my menu.why? please help me





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i have tried as told by romeo29 but there is no personalize option in my menu.why? please help me





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Posted 24 December 2009 - 09:48 PM

What version of Windows 7 do you have?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:22 AM

How to find the version/edition of Windows you have :
- Click on Start Menu (the round orb on left-bottom)
- Type winver in the search box and when u see winver.exe press enter.

You would see a window with version / edition of Windows (like Starter, Home, Professional etc)

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:34 PM

i have windows 7 starter edition with version 6.1 (build 7600)

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 11:21 PM

In which case you cannot change the background. That functionality does not exist in the starter edition. I would wager that it won't be too long until someone figures out how to do it though.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 05:00 PM

Workaround to change the desktop background : http://trishatweak.blogspot.com/2009/12/ho...-windows-7.html

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:28 PM

THANKS FOR U INFO ROMEO29. I ALREADY DOWNLOAD THE Starter Wallpaper Changer.zip FILE BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO OPEN IT.CAN U HELP ME?CAN I UNINSTALL THIS FILE WHEN I DON'T WANT IT?




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Edited by kdmj2003, 02 January 2010 - 10:33 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:52 AM

Unzip the exe from the zip file. Then run it.
The program does not install anything so you don't have to uninstall anything.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:43 AM

Lol can't change the background in Windows 7 starter and in Windows Vista you cant change the language in most editions. Microsoft really make things hard for people nowadays.




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