I can't make a picture my desktop background.

I can't make a picture my desktop background.

Post by TWluZGxlc3 » Wed, 05 Mar 2008 13:43:02


Whenever I go to Properties>Desktop I see the different backgrounds to choose
from. I can click on them and it will appear in the preview box just fine.
However when I click "apply" or "OK" it just sets the background as the color
selected under the "color" drop down menu. I need some help
 
 
 

I can't make a picture my desktop background.

Post by QW5kcmV3IE » Wed, 05 Mar 2008 14:08:00


In properties,customize desktop,web,locate "lock desktop items",close out.

 
 
 

I can't make a picture my desktop background.

Post by TWluZGxlc3 » Thu, 06 Mar 2008 14:20:00

I sorry that didn't work.
 
 
 

I can't make a picture my desktop background.

Post by UmFqS29obG » Sat, 08 Mar 2008 23:21:00

Try this:

For Windows XP Professional
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1. Click Start - Run - type GPEDIT.MSC and press Enter
2. Expand to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Control Panel -
Display
3. On the right-side pane double-click the entry "Prevent Changing Wallpaper"
4. If the value is set to "Not Configured" or "Enable" then set it to
"Disable"

For both Home & Professional edition
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1. Click Start - Run - type REGEDIT and press Enter
2. Expand to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\ActiveDesktop
3. On the right side pane - check if there is an entry
"NoChangingWallpaper". Set its value to 0 by double-clicking or delete the
entry.

If that doesn't help then read what Microsoft has to say about this and
resolution:

Article published by Microsoft regarding the problem:
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


You can try if neither of above works:
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A key in your registry is probably pointing to a deleted file refered to as
desktop.html

If you go into your regedit and follow this path: HKEY_CURRENT
USER/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/POLICIES/SYSTEM

In there you may see a key that points to the C:\Windows\Web\desktop.html

If you see that key DELETE IT. Your virus software probably found this
hijack desktop viruz and deleted the infected file already.

Hope this help, let us know!
 
 
 

I can't make a picture my desktop background.

Post by Donald L M » Mon, 10 Mar 2008 07:24:40

On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 06:21:00 -0800, RajKohli






You might also check to make sure your desktop is set to display
Active Content.

Active Content allows one to place "*.jpg" files on the Desktop.
Unless it is turned on in XP, it will NOT be possible.

1) Open Display Properties, choose "Customize Desktop" and make sure
Active Desktop is checked.


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