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Windows 7 Wallpapers

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bettablue, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. bettablue

    bettablue Flightless Bird

    I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things that
    are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try. Previous
    versions of Windows use an image file somewhere, usually in the Windows
    folder, but I'm not sure what file it is in Windows 7. Once I locate the
    file, I can create a new image to replace it, after making a backup of
    course. Can someone point me in the right direction? What are the image
    size and dimensions? Please don't tell me to upgrade. The user who
    bought it wouldn't gain any real functionality out of an upgrade. She just
    doesn't need to do much outside of accessing the Internet and email.


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  2. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:14:13 -0700, "bettablue"
    <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    > Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    > option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    > desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things that
    > are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try.



    Although Windows 7 Starter Edition comes with no way to do it, there
    are workarounds. Read here:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html
     
  3. bettablue

    bettablue Flightless Bird

    Thanks again Ken,. This is perfect!



    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:stp446t1kgivid42dknhnrqq15b69t0fpl@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:14:13 -0700, "bettablue"
    > <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    >> Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    >> option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    >> desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things
    >> that
    >> are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try.

    >
    >
    > Although Windows 7 Starter Edition comes with no way to do it, there
    > are workarounds. Read here:
    >
    > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html
     
  4. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Ken Blake wrote:
    > On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:14:13 -0700, "bettablue"
    > <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    >> Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    >> option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    >> desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things that
    >> are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try.

    >
    >
    > Although Windows 7 Starter Edition comes with no way to do it, there
    > are workarounds. Read here:
    >
    > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html


    Interesting, Thanks

    Lou
     
  5. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:30:11 -0700, "bettablue"
    <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:


    > Thanks again Ken,. This is perfect!



    You're welcome. Glad to help.



    > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:stp446t1kgivid42dknhnrqq15b69t0fpl@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:14:13 -0700, "bettablue"
    > > <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    > >> Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    > >> option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    > >> desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things
    > >> that
    > >> are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try.

    > >
    > >
    > > Although Windows 7 Starter Edition comes with no way to do it, there
    > > are workarounds. Read here:
    > >
    > > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html

    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 04:47:32 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    > Ken Blake wrote:
    > > On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:14:13 -0700, "bettablue"
    > > <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    > >> Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    > >> option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    > >> desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things that
    > >> are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try.

    > >
    > >
    > > Although Windows 7 Starter Edition comes with no way to do it, there
    > > are workarounds. Read here:
    > >
    > > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html

    >
    > Interesting, Thanks



    You're welcome. Glad to help.
     
  7. Alexander Arnakis

    Alexander Arnakis Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:14:13 -0700, "bettablue"
    <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I cannot change the desktop wallpaper on a new Netbook that came with
    >Windows 7 Starter Edition. Starter does not include the "Personalize"
    >option when right clicking on the desktop, nor is there any access to the
    >desktop from the control panel. I realize that it's one of the things that
    >are disabled in this version, but I would still like to try. Previous
    >versions of Windows use an image file somewhere, usually in the Windows
    >folder, but I'm not sure what file it is in Windows 7. Once I locate the
    >file, I can create a new image to replace it, after making a backup of
    >course. Can someone point me in the right direction? What are the image
    >size and dimensions? Please don't tell me to upgrade. The user who
    >bought it wouldn't gain any real functionality out of an upgrade. She just
    >doesn't need to do much outside of accessing the Internet and email.
    >

    There's a simple way to "fool" Windows into using a different
    wallpaper. The image is stored in Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows. I
    think it's img0.jpg. Take any jpg image that you want, size it to
    1920x1200x24-bits, copy it to that folder, and rename it to the same
    as the image originally found there (after, of course, renaming the
    original image to something like img0.bak). The next time you boot up,
    your new image will be the wallpaper. At least I *think* this will
    work.
     
  8. KEVIN JOHN PANZKE

    KEVIN JOHN PANZKE Flightless Bird

    MESSAGE SNIPPED! I HAVE THE DON'T TREAD ON ME WALL PAPER ON MY WINDOWS 7
    DESK TOP! JUST DO A MICROSOFT BING.COM SEARCH ON THE GADSDEN FLAG WALL
    PAPER! JUST FYI! THREAD CLOSED!
     

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