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  • I have Windows Vista and have some beautiful wallpaper I would like to use.  I have tried several times to change it from the Control Panel.  I have selected the desired picture and position and clicked OK but the background simply will not change.  Does any one have any suggestions on this?
    Monday, January 5, 2009 10:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi Alfie12,
    it can be a group policy which is been configured from your AD or a group policy configurd on your local machine.
    Or you must be having a mandatory user profile, even if you have a mandatory user profile you should be able to chang the wallpaper and when you log off and log i it should be changed to the default wallpaper automatically.

    Did you try opening and right clicking ontop of the picture and selecting SET AS DEFAULT BACKGROUD?

    Akfash Latibu
    http://akfash.wordpress.com
    http://techdbt.blogspot.com
    http://techdisti.blogspot.com
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:05 PM

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  •  The pictures you choose are all .jpeg files ?


    -- Adriano Arrigo MVP Windows Desktop Experience ITALY
    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 9:32 AM
  • Yes they are.
    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 3:09 PM
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    Hi Alfie12, this issue can be caused by several factors including Group Policy. You can check the following link for solution:

     

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/107383-desktop-background-wallpaper-prevent-change.html

     

    Hope this helps!
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Alfie12,
    it can be a group policy which is been configured from your AD or a group policy configurd on your local machine.
    Or you must be having a mandatory user profile, even if you have a mandatory user profile you should be able to chang the wallpaper and when you log off and log i it should be changed to the default wallpaper automatically.

    Did you try opening and right clicking ontop of the picture and selecting SET AS DEFAULT BACKGROUD?

    Akfash Latibu
    http://akfash.wordpress.com
    http://techdbt.blogspot.com
    http://techdisti.blogspot.com
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:05 PM
  • Thanks for the help.  It works great now.
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:44 PM