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Yet another problem with Windows 7.. desktop background stuck.

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June 23, 2010 3:04:09 AM

Hi, my system ( Win 7 ultimate) has always been dogey but now its really getting on my tits, even the simplest operation of changing the desktop background is f****d up. It is stuck on solid colors. When I click (on the personalization tab) on a different picture and click select it acts like it has changed but it will still be stuck on solid colors. I have tried changing it through different programs, selecting set as desktop background but a warning box comes up with an internal error has occurred.

I have just tried migrating to another account (in which i can get a background) but all my folders and settings got messed up so i had to do a system restore (which in the process of doing that has seemed to deleted a lot of my data even after i migrated it back..). I really do not think that it is worth re installing for this but every single f*****g computer company seems intent on screwing me over... Either that or i just mess things up, a lot...(probably the latter knowing my luck...)
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June 23, 2010 9:54:36 AM

OK, we're missing some vital bits of information here:

1)Legal Windows or pirate copy?
2)Did you buy a PC off the shelf or put it together yourself?
3)Who installed the OS?
4)System specs?
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June 23, 2010 10:48:52 AM

1-yes, as far as i know unless PC world ripped me off.
2- built it (or at least a good friend did)
3- that good friend
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Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/29/09 11:22:27 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4088MB RAM
Page File: 1668MB used, 6503MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode
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June 23, 2010 2:56:12 PM

Response added little value so decided to remove it.
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June 23, 2010 3:46:12 PM

I don't think its hardware related, i have been able to change it in the past but many people have had the same problems, if i can have a wallpaper on another account and not mine then im sure its because i've locked myself out of something or changed something i shouldn't have.... Any ideas?
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June 23, 2010 4:32:56 PM

Are you following these steps to change background? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your...

If changing wallpaper works in other accounts on your computer, you can always create a new standard account and work from that one. I know it's not ideal, but at least you'd be able to change the background :) 

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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