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Unable to set picture as background

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#1 adamh3xx1


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:04 AM

Hi guys,

I've had this issue for a couple of weeks now and although it appears minor - I have a feeling there could be an underlying issue. It's now impossible for me to set my background image as anything apart from a solid colour. I've tried many different pictures and after saving the changes, nothing in effect is saved or changed. Is this a straight forward fix or am I in need of a virus scan? I do have McAfee however a recent scan had negative results (and yes the scripts were up to date).

Any help is appreciated,



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Posted 11 July 2011 - 07:46 AM

This may help: Can't change or display desktop wallpaper in Windows 7 or Windows Vista http://www.winvistaclub.com/t200.html

DISCLAIMER: Option 2 @ the link involves editing the registry, "buyer" beware & make appropriate backups before editing.

ETA: Worth reviewing: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/unable-to-change-background-windows-7-home-premium/8d350714-8b71-4d29-b8fe-0f67707ce36e

Edited by Union_Thug, 11 July 2011 - 07:50 AM.

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