Please Help!: Cannot change wallpaper/theme :(

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Tomination, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Tomination

    Tomination New Member

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    Hi all, i am new to this forum so forgive me if i dont make sense :p i normally manage to fix problems quite easily without using forums :(

    I upgraded my laptop yesterday from vista to win7 using the in place install, worked so well! so i decided to do the same with my computer today (my computer was running Vista 64 bit home premium, now runs 64 bit home premium of win7)

    problem is, i cant seem to change my desktop, its stuck on solid colours, ive tried everything to change it, (Created new accounts/ease of use centre/tried to select themes etc)

    when i select a theme my taskbar changes, but my wallpaper stays solid colour

    Anybody who can help would be very appreciated! thanks!
     
  2. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    I'm assuming you've tried using the wallpaper changer in the personalize menu. (Right Click Desktop>Personalize) But have you tried right clicking a wallpaper and selecting "Set as desktop background" ?
     
  3. morhanne

    morhanne New Member

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    [langtitle=da]Re: Please Help!: Cannot change wallpaper/theme :([/langtitle]

    [lang=da]jeg havde intet problem med at skifte tema eller baggrund i windows7 starter selvom mange skriver det kan man ikke men jeg brugte dette program : Stardock MyColors.Ink og valgte linket neden under
    Think Green Gadgets.Ink
    ser skide flot ud Green gadgets baggrund hvor kloden beværger sig når man går ind i start menuen
    det skulle i prøve dette link det er bare kanon[/lang]
     
  4. Bugsy

    Bugsy New Member

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    Re: [langtitle=da]Re: Please Help!: Cannot change wallpaper/theme :([/langtitle]

    Check graphics drivers, did you update those too after your upgrade?

    check your WIE see if there are any discrepancies.
     
  5. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Re: [langtitle=da]Re: Please Help!: Cannot change wallpaper/theme :([/langtitle]

    Something of this nature is usually related to:

    A) a virus/malware problem on the PC. Run Malwarebytes to make sure your PC is clean www.malwarebytes.org
    B) a problem in the Group Policy - usally would be presented with an error when trying to change the background.
     

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