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Ask a question Jessalyn2794 2Posts Saturday November 28, 2009Registration date November 29, 2009 Last seen - Last answered on Jun 1, 2010 at 05:59 AM by j363j
hey:(usually I would say hey with a ':)' instead of a ':(' but I am deeply upset.
On Thanksgiving I got a new laptop, I was super excited! It is a purplish pink Acer aspireone intel laptop.
It has Windows 7 Starter.
I love this laptop,
But I have 1 problem....
My problem is that this laptop will not let me change my desktop background... gr!
I've tried everything!! I went to control panel and typed in desktop background, but it found no results.
I went to a pic in my saved files and right clicked saying Set as Desktop Background, still nothing. The little box popped up saying, "are you sure you want to replace current background?" I click yes, and still, nothing. I downloaded a gadget background and still NOTHING.
any idea how to fix this? Because I am completely freaking exasperated on how to change it.
I NEED HELP!!!
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acer C:/Windows/Web/Wallpaper
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Goto Run. Type regedit and then Enter.
Go to the following link -
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop

Change the value from 1 to 0.
Restart the machine.

And now you ll be able to change your wallpaper!
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try to download stardock mycolors....
this is a free download and it is a non invasive program so it does not interfere with the os ...
I got a new hpmini 110 loaded but it also has win7 starter I love it but hated that I could not change my wallpaper til LASTNITE.... then YAHOO I stumbled across this and LOVE IT
marshmellow- May 19, 2010 at 09:31 PM
thank yo so much, I have the acer aspire one and for months I could not figure it out, this program saved my hatred for my computer thak you
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also, I right clicked on the desktop and went to click on Properties like others have suggested but there is no Properties tab. Theres a Graphics Properties tab but it doesnt have anything to do with the background.
kitty- Dec 30, 2009 at 06:04 PM
yeah, I have the same issue..
but I cant figure out which link to download from the page...
could u send me it plz? :)
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superduperdinoninja- Mar 7, 2010 at 01:59 PM
plz send me the link at Email Id removed for security
Boluga- Apr 6, 2010 at 01:04 PM
Just to let everybody Know if you have the netbook from acer aspire one, You can not change the background ! Sorry to burst your bubble. But it's true.
skierdork- Apr 7, 2010 at 01:28 AM
Surprise: You can't change your wallpaper in Starter Edition.
Windows 7 Starter Edition ships with one wallpaper and you will like it!
TINEE SMILEE- May 6, 2010 at 05:02 PM
OMMGG I GOT IHDD TO WORK.!!! TNX GUURR.!!! UR AWESOME.!!!!!
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yuk girl kk got it going on......thanks, made my daughter happy!!
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I Thought I Was Alone In This.!
I Hate It.!
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Windows 7 starter edition is Very...Very limited, you have to pay 80$ to get it installed so yu can changeur backgrounds,
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this is the stupidest shit I have ever seen cant change a friggin background on a netbook if I knew that I wouldnt have bought the damn thing
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im having the same problem :(
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same problem here and no solution, im thinking it has somthing to do with windows 7 starter and has to be upgraded or something??? who knows??
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same problem here too
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same here tryed everything I can think of still nothing....
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same!! a girl I know kerry's dad is a computer programer and she said there's probably a lock of some kind on it but I think that you just can't change the background. :(
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me 2!!!! so damn stupid!
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So... what you guys are saying is that the background is unchangeable... UGH!
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there are 3rd party software you can find here in the cyberspace. True, they (Microsoft) locked the img0.jpg (wallpaper file) so that it cannot be change...thats one of the limitation of Windows 7 Starter.
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how to change my computer drive background?
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ok there is no way to change your background sorry to burst your buble but its true we cant let u cange your background sad I know
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