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Registry fix for wallpaper


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#1 Kenasam

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

This is all my fault, as I was not paying attention when I went into the registry editor to try to fix something else. I was not intending to mess with wallpaper. Instead, I changed a value that made it so now I cannot change my wallpapers in Windows 7.

What I did was:
Opened regedit
Navigated to HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
Went to NoChangingWallpaper REG_DWORD. I don't remember what the original value was, but I changed it to 0x00000001 (1).
Ever since then, the wallpaper on my desktop cannot be changed.

I will appreciate input to get me back on track so that I can change to any wallpaper at any time.

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Change it back to 0 (zero)

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

Oh, yes, thanks! It works now. I was afraid to do too much in the registry since years ago I messed up a computer big time by too much editing.

Anyway, thanks much!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

You're welcome. And you're right to want to stay out of the registry.




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