# I can't change my desktop background

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#### Swtboodie01

my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this

I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
Swtboodie

## System One

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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

>> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds

Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this

I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
Swtboodie

## System One

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#### Swtboodie01

No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
>
> Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
>
>
> I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> Swtboodie
>

## System One

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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.

Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
>
> Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
>
>
> I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> Swtboodie
>

## System One

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#### Swtboodie01

--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
>
>
> Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> >
> > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> >
> >
> > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > Swtboodie
> >
>

## System One

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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
>
>
> Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> >
> > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> >
> >
> > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > Swtboodie
> >
>

## System One

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#### Swtboodie01

Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> >
> >
> > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > >
> > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > >
> > >
> > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> >
>

## System One

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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:

Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER

cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> >
> >
> > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > >
> > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > >
> > >
> > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> >
>

## System One

S

#### Swtboodie01

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)

I hope this helps.
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
>
> Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
>
> cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > >
> > >
> > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > >
> > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

## System One

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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg

Save the file to Desktop.
Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)

I hope this helps.
--
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
>
> Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
>
> cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > >
> > >
> > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > >
> > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

## System One

S

#### Swtboodie01

Thank you it worked. Did I do something to make it disable? Thanks again.

Danielle
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
>
> Save the file to Desktop.
> Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
>
>
>
> I hope this helps.
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> >
> > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> >
> > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> >
> > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > >
> > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

## System One

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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

"Wallpaper" Policy was somehow enabled in your system, and the REG fix removes that Policy.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
Thank you it worked. Did I do something to make it disable? Thanks again.

Danielle
Swtboodie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
>
> Save the file to Desktop.
> Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
>
>
>
> I hope this helps.
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> >
> > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> >
> > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> >
> > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > >
> > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

## System One

J

#### Jules

I have been trying to fix this probelm FOREVER. It worked. THANK YOU!!!!!!

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
>
> Save the file to Desktop.
> Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
>
>
>
> I hope this helps.
> --
> Swtboodie
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> >
> > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> >
> > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> >
> > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > >
> > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

R

## System One

M

#### malc c

"Jules" wrote:

> I have been trying to fix this probelm FOREVER. It worked. THANK YOU!!!!!!
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
> >
> > Save the file to Desktop.
> > Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> > Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> > DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
> >
> >
> >
> > I hope this helps.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> > >
> > > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> > >
> > > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> > >
> > > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > > --
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >

## System One

M

#### malc c

have been looking everywhere for this answer. thanks malc c

"Jules" wrote:

> I have been trying to fix this probelm FOREVER. It worked. THANK YOU!!!!!!
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
> >
> > Save the file to Desktop.
> > Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> > Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> > DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
> >
> >
> >
> > I hope this helps.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> > >
> > > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> > >
> > > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> > >
> > > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > > --
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >

## System One

R

#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome!

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"malc c" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
have been looking everywhere for this answer. thanks malc c

"Jules" wrote:

> I have been trying to fix this probelm FOREVER. It worked. THANK YOU!!!!!!
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>

> > http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
> >
> > Save the file to Desktop.
> > Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> > Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> > DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
> >
> >
> >
> > I hope this helps.
> > --
> > Swtboodie
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> > >
> > > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> > >
> > > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> > >
> > > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > > --
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:4013596A-634B-445[email protected]
> > > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >

## System One

M

#### mamabear10410

I hate to be repetitive, but thank you so much. This problem has been
driving me crazy for months.

Kate

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> You're welcome!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "malc c" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> have been looking everywhere for this answer. thanks malc c
>
> "Jules" wrote:
>

> > I have been trying to fix this probelm FOREVER. It worked. THANK YOU!!!!!!
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >

> > > http://www.winhelponline.com/fixes/wallpaper_enable.reg
> > >
> > > Save the file to Desktop.
> > > Right-click on the file and then choose "Merge"
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> > > Wallpaper REG_SZ Du_ O (looks like a face)
> > > DisableTaskMgr REF_DWORD 0x0(the 0's have dots in the middle)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I hope this helps.
> > > --
> > > Swtboodie
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > >
> > > > There may be some Policies in place. To determine that, use the following steps:
> > > >
> > > > Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
> > > > Type the following command (single line, no line wrap) and press ENTER
> > > >
> > > > cmd /k reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /s
> > > >
> > > > Copy the Command Prompt output and include in your reply.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > Yes, I even able to select it. But the background never changed.
> > > > --
> > > > Swtboodie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > More info needed. Were you able to view/select pictures in that applet?
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > I have tried all of those options and still cant change it. Please help.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Click the "Picture Location" down arrow to view other categories.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Windows Vista Help: Change your desktop background (wallpaper):
> > > > > > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2959a6e9-4b0c-4e36-8d63-a15bd50b8f5f1033.mspx
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > > No error messages and my setting are not grayed out. When I try to change the
> > > > > > background colors come up and It wont let me pick any pictures or any of the
> > > > > > sample pictures. I went to ease of access and made sure nothing was check and
> > > > > > still cant change my background. I called for help but they just set up
> > > > > > another user. I need all the stuff I put through this user... Any suggestions?
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > >> it won't let me change any of my backgrounds
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Why? Are you getting any error messages, or are the settings grayed out?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > > > > > > WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Swtboodie01" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > > > > > > my desktop has a black background, whenever i go to properties, it won't let
> > > > > > > me change any of my backgrounds. do you have any idea to fix this
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I rather just have it back to the Vista background.
> > > > > > > Swtboodie
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
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#### Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome Kate. Don't know which app (or perhaps a malware?) disables the functionality by writing to "Policies" key, though.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
WindowsÂ® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

"mamabear10410" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
I hate to be repetitive, but thank you so much. This problem has been
driving me crazy for months.

Kate

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#### Felonysteve

Thanks man. You just helped me not throw my girlfriend's laptop through a
wall!

She downloaded Malware alarm 2.1, which is when the problem started. I went
through a long tedious process of cleaning the program out. 100% did it.

Still couldn't see wallpaper. Acer support and Microsoft support couldn't
fix it...but you did! Sweet!! Thanks again!