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  • I downloaded some images from MSN Theme Packs. Afterwards I found a picture on Google and I opened it (view image). I wanted to put it as my desktop background so I right clicked on it and it only showed me the options: "Save image as..., Copy image URL, Copy image, Open image in a new tab, Search Google for this image, Print, and inspect element." It does not show me "set as Desktop Background." Why don't I have this option when I right click on an image?

    Thank You 

      
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:38 PM

Answers

  • before you apply that image as your background u need to download the pic then u can apply it as your desktop background. Click Save Image as and save the image on your HDD and then u right click on the image on your hdd and click set as Desktop Background or open the image and right click on the image and then selct set as desktop background

    Thanks

    • Proposed as answer by don'zz Monday, October 21, 2013 6:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger Lu Monday, November 11, 2013 6:15 AM
    Monday, October 21, 2013 6:32 AM
  • Hi,

    1. Do you get any error message when you try to change wallpaper?
    2. Are you able to use a saved picture on your computer and use as wallpaper with no problems? 
    3. Do you use Windows 7 Starter Edition? Windows 7 Starter Edition does not support changing the desktop background picture.
     
    This issue may occur for the following reasons:

    1. There is a third-party application such as Display Manager installed.
    2. In Control Panel, the Desktop background setting in Power Options is disabled.
    3. In Control, the Remove background images option is selected.
    4. A Domain policy may not allow for the background to be changed.
    5. You may have a corrupted TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file.

    You may try the following:

    1. Go to Control Panel > Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see > Scroll down and uncheck "Remove background images

    2. Go to the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and check if any wallpaper related value is available. If so, please delete it.

    Please backup registry before deleting

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

    Please also check the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ key.

    3. Open the following window/folder:

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\

    Then delete the file TranscodedWallpaper.jpg, or replace it with a background image of your choice with the same name, and try changing the wallpaper again.

    I also suggest changing  Resolution settings and performing Clean Boot for testing the issue.

    Change your screen resolution

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-screen-resolution

    How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Meanwhile, You might keep running Windows Update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device, if available.

    If the issue persists, try to create a new user account for test. If it works, please refer to Fix a corrupted user profile.

    Create a user account

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-7

    Fix a corrupted user profile

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:25 PM
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:10 AM

All replies

  • before you apply that image as your background u need to download the pic then u can apply it as your desktop background. Click Save Image as and save the image on your HDD and then u right click on the image on your hdd and click set as Desktop Background or open the image and right click on the image and then selct set as desktop background

    Thanks

    • Proposed as answer by don'zz Monday, October 21, 2013 6:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger Lu Monday, November 11, 2013 6:15 AM
    Monday, October 21, 2013 6:32 AM
  • Hi,

    1. Do you get any error message when you try to change wallpaper?
    2. Are you able to use a saved picture on your computer and use as wallpaper with no problems? 
    3. Do you use Windows 7 Starter Edition? Windows 7 Starter Edition does not support changing the desktop background picture.
     
    This issue may occur for the following reasons:

    1. There is a third-party application such as Display Manager installed.
    2. In Control Panel, the Desktop background setting in Power Options is disabled.
    3. In Control, the Remove background images option is selected.
    4. A Domain policy may not allow for the background to be changed.
    5. You may have a corrupted TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file.

    You may try the following:

    1. Go to Control Panel > Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see > Scroll down and uncheck "Remove background images

    2. Go to the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and check if any wallpaper related value is available. If so, please delete it.

    Please backup registry before deleting

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

    Please also check the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ key.

    3. Open the following window/folder:

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\

    Then delete the file TranscodedWallpaper.jpg, or replace it with a background image of your choice with the same name, and try changing the wallpaper again.

    I also suggest changing  Resolution settings and performing Clean Boot for testing the issue.

    Change your screen resolution

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-screen-resolution

    How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Meanwhile, You might keep running Windows Update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device, if available.

    If the issue persists, try to create a new user account for test. If it works, please refer to Fix a corrupted user profile.

    Create a user account

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-7

    Fix a corrupted user profile

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:25 PM
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:10 AM