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Mrs Murray-Hill - Latest answer on Jun 12, 2010 07:59PM
Hello,
i've been trying to change my display picture for a couple of months now and its not working, i go into control panel and click on display but the tab for the background is not there the other tabs are there like theme, screensaver etc: please please could you help me. Thanks
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I put a picture on my computer screen and I do not like it, how can I delete just the picture background Thankyou

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I found out that I can change my desktop background on Vista by converting my image to a ".BMP" file :)

shubham- Nov 14, 2009 05:48AM
Turn off your Desktop Web-Graphics, and make sure the file you are putting as your background is a Bitmap file.

Path to Turn off Web-Graphics-

>Right click on your Desktop
>Properties
>Desktop Tab
>Customise Desktop
>Web Tab

> Remove any ticks from the pages, if there.

And if that doesn't work

>Try putting a Bitmap File as your Background first.
>And then another JPEG file
thanks
Miso- Nov 23, 2009 04:09AM
Thank u So much,It worked with me ....many thanks ^^
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Turn off your Desktop Web-Graphics, and make sure the file you are putting as your background is a Bitmap file.

Path to Turn off Web-Graphics-

>Right click on your Desktop
>Properties
>Desktop Tab
>Customise Desktop
>Web Tab

> Remove any ticks from the pages, if there.

And if that doesn't work

>Try putting a Bitmap File as your Background first.
>And then another JPEG file

morgan47- May 28, 2009 04:45PM
I've seen this caused by the Winantivirus Trojan and allied infections. If you download Malwarebytes from www.malwarebytes.org and run it - then after a restart those tabs may be back.
mail worker- Aug 9, 2009 11:55AM
thanks for the info about changing the backround display. It was simple and if worked..
pizzaboy- Apr 27, 2010 08:07AM
thanks that worked like a charm
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i have searched very hard for this anwser and finally found it on a paper that was in with my hp mini so i hope this helps

start by clicking the Stardock MyColors icon on your desktop it may ask you a question and if it does select yes, also if you have norton, another window might pop up, just ignore it, next after waiting no more then a miniute yet another window will open, and this should be a black window that has bars at the top giving you the options, select the wallpapers bar and then pick the wallpaper you would like and finally hit apply towards the bottom

i really hope this helps and if there are any other windows that come up in the process just use your best judgement

jenwilde- Dec 20, 2009 03:39PM
Stardock My Colors themes are not included with Windows 7 Starter edition. It's additional software. You can download a few free themes here, then there are many others you can purchase. http://www.stardock.com/products/mycolors/downloads.asp

But if you just want the capability of changing your background to a picture of your choosing - I also found this link that could be helpful. And it's free.
http://www.sevenforums.com/...
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i think you have virus need to restart pc and have a look that way first backup your work first virus scan to spyware scan then save it.

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HI guys, im having the same problem wiht my laptop..i did what you guys said in the messages below but my tab for background isnt even there in anymore..not through the control panel under display nor clicking on the screen. Help!

da_natureboy- Feb 6, 2009 07:06PM
Hello am haveing the same exact problems with my background picture. I could have change it with out a problem about a year ago, but now i do every thing the same exact way every body says to do it & it would not change. I guess something has change about my computer.
gavy- Dec 28, 2009 09:21AM
dear friend just click on the below link
http://www.sevenforums.com/...

download it and restart the system...then click on the file created u will get the option to set the wall paper and slide slow...dont forget to say thanks if it works....i m sure u are out of this prob..
janina- Apr 16, 2010 12:02PM
thanks gavy it worked, but isnt there any way to keep the image after i turn off my pc?
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hi Mrs Murray-Hill,
u just have to Right click, select properties and select desktop,then u will able to make ur choice there ;-)

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Like everyone else is saying the tab is not there and when you right click on the image and click add as background it does not work. I'm having the same problem

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i have the aspire one laptop,its the little bitty one from walmart..and when i right click on my home page..it just shows up View,Refresh, Sort By, Paste, Paste Shortcut, Graphics Properties, Graphics Options, New, Screen Resolution, and Gadgets..and ive tryed everything..i even called the geek squad at Best Buy..i dont know what to do,....

jenwilde- Dec 4, 2009 05:39PM
Since you have a small netbook you're probably using the Starter version of Windows 7 which doesn't allow you to change your background. It's lame if you ask me - I didn't realize this until after I bought my daughter a netbook with Starter Win 7 and that's really the ONE thing that she immediately wanted to do. Who doesn't want to personalize their desktop? If anyone has a work around I'd love to hear about it.
JDUBB- Dec 18, 2009 08:02AM
Is there a way to upgrade from the windows starter version 7 so it will allow more features of windows 7???Thats a weird deal, thats the first thing everyone does is change the background........
jenwilde- Dec 18, 2009 01:10PM
Yes, you can upgrade Windows 7 Starter - for a price. Someone wrote an app to change the wallpaper though. Check out this thread.

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/showthread.php?p=201317
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you cant change it because it is windows 7 starternot windows 7

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Update your windos xp with your CD.this may fix your problem.(insert xp cd click Update).so u dont want to format or re install the apps.check this post to know HOW TO PUT BACKGROUND IMAGES BEHIND FOLDERS:
http://digitdiary.co.nr/2009/09/how-to-put-background-image-behind.html

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On my windows You go to google images right click and it says set as backround and. You click on it

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i have a samsung little note book and it wont let me change the background..........ive tried everything but IT WONT WORK FOR ANYTHING............please HELP ME........im getting sick of it..........hopefully someone helps:) im so sick.............................and tired of this ..........................stupid thig

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Like i put it set to background and when i go look and see it not there can yu plz help me

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if you have windows 7 starter which is what i have for my netbook. Your computer doesnt have the capabilities to change the background,etc. What i found out that works is this program called stardock. u just download it and thru there u can change ur background.

REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7 STARTER YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR BACKGROUND, YOUR COMPUTER DOESNT HAVE THE CAPABILITIES....

so if you just download stardock the problem will be solved. its safe and its free to download

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i have the same problem.. ugh!

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windows ocean background changer. google it. download it. it works great

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Hi Mrs Murray-Hill if you want to change your destop picture then you go on the internet and find an image you want. Then you right click on the picture and click on set as background. Then its done. Love From Connie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Im a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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