I can't change my background on my netbook [Solved/Closed]

arilynn 4 Posts Friday December 25, 2009Registration date December 26, 2009 Last seen - Dec 26, 2009 at 12:44 AM - Latest reply:  Kristanista
- Nov 6, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Hello,
i have a acer netbook with windows 7 and I right clicked on it doesnt have background, it just says graphic properties....what should I do?? I dont know where to go..need someones help! please!
See more 

34 replies

Best answer
xpcman 19080 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 11, 2018 Last seen - Apr 15, 2010 at 02:04 PM
115
Thank you
Windows 7 Starter Edition on these netbooks will NOT allow you to change the background. Microsoft left these features out of the Starter version.

Thank you, xpcman 115

Something to say? Add comment

CCM has helped 1746 users this month

That is rediculous we should be able to put a picture as a background
31
Thank you
try usin ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/EeePC/Utility/SystemSetting_Setup-1_1_0_8.zip ta should alowyo to chng your background. hopethi help.
7
Thank you
i also have windows starter I couldnt change my wall paper so I researched it and found this out.im ticked Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
arilynn 4 Posts Friday December 25, 2009Registration date December 26, 2009 Last seen - Dec 26, 2009 at 07:51 PM
4
Thank you
i did pick a picture and I right clicked.but when I do that it doesnt say set as backgound?
I HATE WINDOWS SEVIN STARTER EDITON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it bullshit
microsoft sucks as.. this is soo frustrating.. what a waste of money.
that's so stupiddd! we have to pay $80 just to channge a background. wow, if I knew that maybe I wouldn't have bought this computer.. anyways, we shouldn't have to do that.. what's wrong with just changing the boring blue background I have to something I would enjoy looking at when I turn on my computer...? ohhh well, I guess i'll just HAVE to live with it. but for future refrences, LET US CHANGE THE BACKGROUND. thanks!
wooooow _-
3
Thank you
Hey there. I've tried the control panel, the graphics panels, and everything and nothing works. I tried to right click the picture and clicked 'set as...' blah blah blah, but it wouldn't set it. What do I do?
SymbioticDesign - May 13, 2010 at 02:39 AM
3
Thank you
There is a background. In order to replace it, we need to copy the new photo of the same exact dimensions (width x height) over the old one. But where is that background located?
Israeliprincess - Oct 21, 2012 at 09:50 AM
2
Thank you
if you have windows starter you can NOT change your background, when they created this they limited the options and cut back on things such as this. You can purchase windows 7 full but it does cost money and is it really worth it :S im still yet to figure out if there is a way around it, if I do get there I will let you no.

Thanks
1
Thank you
i have the same problem :(
0
Thank you
me too!! some one help.
0
Thank you
i am in the same situaton and its driving me insane!!!
0
Thank you
wow I cant change it eatrher
0
Thank you
i hate this, it looks gay with out a sick layout some 1 plzzzzzzzzzz help us
0
Thank you
dont feel bad I have the same problem and can not for the life of me find a solution for it it is pissing me off if I knew this I would not have bought the damn thing thanks microsoft you bastards
0
Thank you
god damnit I cant do it eitherrrrr, this wasn't much help
0
Thank you
there is no way of changing it, windows have put a lock on it for some strange reason but I think there is some software/program you can download in order to change it through that, google it!
0
Thank you
Grr, same here! I've been trying like forever!
I agree, I wouldn't have bought it if I knew I couldnt change the background..
:@
0
Thank you
same here I tried applying a picture mutiple times and wondered why when I clicked 'set as background' it remained the same but thanks now I know why! that was really incompetant of them to do knowing that the customers will eventually want to change the background..I mean if its my PC I want it to make it as personal as posssible but thats hard to do when all owners of this model have the same exact background
0
Thank you
i have the same problem!!! its getting on my nerves cause the stupid little background is uglyy, and I cnt change it!
:( help mee,
0
Thank you
My father managed to change mine as my desktop and screensavor say happy 16th birthdayy x I will find out and let you know
1 2 Next

I can't change my background on my netbook - page 2