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Post by bball1210 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:47 pm

Ok, so the task manager issue is solved, but this desktop issue still remains...
I don't really know what to do. If I see my background when I kill explorer.exe but not when its running, is that the issue?

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Post by Belahzur on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:00 pm

Hmm.
When you try to change the background picture, is it like the pictures are greyed out/locked?


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Post by bball1210 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:01 pm

Yeah, the pictures are locked out with a grayish color around them.

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Post by Belahzur on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:06 pm

Okay, try this:

Right click anywhere on the Desktop > Properties.
Click the "Desktop" tab, then hit the "Customize Desktop" button
This will open another windows, then open the "Web" tab.

If "My current homepage" is ticked, then untick it.

Any change now?


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Post by bball1210 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:16 pm

It was already unchecked.

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Post by Belahzur on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:17 pm

Ah, okay.
It may not be a registry item, it could be a group policy.
Press Start > Run
Type in:
gpedit.msc
Press enter.

Follow this path:
User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Display->Set "Prevent changing wallpaper" to disabled, or not configured.


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Post by bball1210 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:19 pm

Well, you sir are a genius. It was set by default to not configured, so I set it to disabled, and now I can change between desktop backgrounds. Thanks so much, its greatly appreciated!

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Post by Belahzur on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:27 pm

Glad I could help.

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Now we need to make a new restore point.
To turn on System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (To turn on System Restore), and then click OK.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:57 am

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