Windows 7 Desktop Background HELP PLEASE !

#1
I dont have any desktop background setting for some odd reason. It wont display. I have an acer aspire one. There isnt an optionwhen i right click a picture that says 'set as desktop background.' What do i do? I really want to change my background !
Thanks,



Stephanie
 


RAK

Extraordinary Member
#2
You do not specify which edition you are using? If it is starter, then you do not have that option. But (not tried by me) I believe you can download and install themes/backgrounds from other sources. Have a look here:
Stardock MyColors - See Windows ™ in a brand new way
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#3
Are you referring to the fact that you right-click on the desktop and choose personalize, the background option is greyed out or are there no backgrounds to choose from?
 


#4
Sorry, i have windows 7. is that what you mean by edition?
 


#5
yes when i right click on the desktop and go to personalize, there is no background option to click. and when i type "desktop background" in the control search panel, nothing appears.
 


#6
I have a windows 7 starter.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#7
As far as I know Windows 7 Starter does not have that option to change backround pictures.
 


#8
I dont have any desktop background setting for some odd reason. It wont display. I have an acer aspire one. There isnt an optionwhen i right click a picture that says 'set as desktop background.' What do i do? I really want to change my background !
Thanks,



Stephanie

Stephanie,

you can change your background with Stardock MyColors - See Windows ™ in a brand new way. :)
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#9
When you right click on the Desktop, is there an entry named personalize?
 


RAK

Extraordinary Member
#10
See post #2 #7 #8 and #9
 


#11
Freeware Stardock My Colors is the way to change desktop background in Windows 7.

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Stardock MyColors - See Windows ™ in a brand new way


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Unfortunately,

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
Multi-monitor support.
DVD playback.
Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
Domain support for business customers.
XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.
 


#13
:razz: How can I be sure if I haven't used 7 Starter myself ? :rolleyes: Very much surprising me too, but looks like it doesn't have many vital features.



Let?s talk about Windows 7 Starter - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog

From the blog:

windowsteamblog.com said:
It is important to note that Windows 7 Starter still includes only a subset of the features offered in the higher editions of Windows 7 such as Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and above. Windows 7 Starter does not include:

Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
Multi-monitor support.
DVD playback.
Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
Domain support for business customers.
XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

They should've put more limitations, I think. ;)
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#14
That's absolutely crazy.

Any old computer with a DVD drive could download software to play DVD's.

Does it come with Notepad, or is that extra too:razz:
 


#15
Yeah, that's crazy indeed, even 7 Basic looks very much ripped off, but 7 Starter must be totally impossible.
 


#16
Another way to change Wundows 7 Starter background:

- Download this program. Save it on your computer.
- Click on the application. Click Yes on the security alert.
- Click on Browse. Now select the image that you want to make your background.
- Click OK.
- Then click Apply.
- Exit the application.
- Log out and log back in.

How to change the wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition - Super User
Starter Wallpaper Changer.exe - Windows Live
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#17
Open Regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Create a new key named Wallpaper (if it doesn't already exist),

You'll need to rename your picture to TranscodedWallpaper and use this path:
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg
 


#19
Does anyone know how to get the themes and backgrounds from win7 RC I really liked the sea cove from Hawaii. I don't have now with my win 7 not RC

I posted this in error I was trying to post my own question sorry.
 


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