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Topic # 58549 14-Mar-2010 12:49
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hey so i fully just realised you cant change your background in windows starter from that boring looking flag..

anyone got any sneaky little tool i can use to change it ?

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  Reply # 307083 14-Mar-2010 13:58
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  Reply # 307085 14-Mar-2010 14:07
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thats too complacated. lol is there like somthing that involves one file that i can just open and it can do the rest for me?





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  Reply # 307093 14-Mar-2010 15:05
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What's complicated about it?

If you read the comments on that page there are also numerous other suggestions on how to do it.




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  Reply # 307113 14-Mar-2010 16:44
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If thats complicated, then you might as well install a "full" version of Windows. Less complicated...




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Have you got an EEE PC? if it's an EEE then goto EEE Tools, under graphic options there is wallpaper

http://gadgetmix.com/index/how-to-change-wallpaper-in-windows-7-starter-asus-eee-pcs/




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  Reply # 307156 14-Mar-2010 19:00
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hamish225: thats too complacated. lol is there like somthing that involves one file that i can just open and it can do the rest for me?


Could try downloading the windows starter wallpaper app from here...

http://www.mediafire.com/?rgn2ymnmwdw

Once you run it, do the following...

1. Browse to a wallpaper.
2. Apply it.
3. Log off and log back in.

Doesnt work on all starter editions from what I've heard, although I dont have a copy of windows starter to test it on....

Let me know if the link goes down...






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  Reply # 307160 14-Mar-2010 19:06
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Or if you want to do it manually....

1. Open regedit (aka registry editor; you can access it from the star menu by typing "regedit" in the search box?)
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ folder and click on it
3. On the right hand side find there are a bunch of entries. Find the key named "Wallpaper" and double click on it and put the path of the picture you want as your new wallpaper (example path is C:\Users\Bob\Pictures\new_wallpaper.jpg)
4. Right-click on the Desktop folder in regedit that you found in step 2 and click Permissions.
5. Click Advanced
6. Go to Owner tab, highlight your name in the box that says Change owner to ( There are only two choices the other is Administrator ) once your user name is highlighted click OK
7. Click on Advanced again
8. Uncheck the button that reads Include inheritable permissions from the objects parent click Remove when prompted
9. Click Add
10. Type Everyone and click OK
11. Check Allow Read Control and click OK
12. Click OK again
13. Highlight Everyone and check to Allow Read and click OK
14. Restart Computer and enjoy new Wallpaper

and if you want to change it again after that....

1: While in regedit, right click the "desktop" folder ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\") and click permissions
2: Highlight "Everyone" and check to Allow "Full Control" then click "OK"
3: Change your wallpaper as in step 3 of the original walkthrough
4: Go back into permissions and uncheck Allow "Full Control" then click "OK"
5: Restart and enjoy your better looking paper!

make sure the picture is in .JPG format though :)

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