Wallpaper couldn't be displayed in windows vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • Someone I know is unable to display wallpaper in the backgruound. He is tried right->personalize->Rest of the actions. But still wallpaper couldn't be displayed. What should be done to solve this problem.

    Monday, December 3, 2007 1:07 PM

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  • Hello, I was just wondering whether you found a solution to your post as I seem to be having the same problem. Am trying to select a photo from the Windows Photo Gallery & set as wallpaper but screen just turns black.

    Please post if you have a solution.

    Thanks in advance


    Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:15 AM
  • You can try this. Create a system restore point first.


    Open regedit and go to

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

    Select folder ActiveDesktop. You may see NoChangingWallPaper.

    Rt click on it and select modify. Now ensure that its value is set to 0; if not set it and click ok.


    Ypu may also have to do the same at

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\policies


    Reboot and try.


    Else check this technet post.

    Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:01 PM
  • Thank you very much for your response, I will have to get back to you tomorrow on whether this solution works as it is a problem we were experiencing with one of our clients laptops. I will post once I have tested on our clients machine.

    Thanks again! Smile


    Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:59 PM