Background Locked

Dell / Latitude
May 29, 2008 at 00:27:50
Specs: Windows 2000 w/ SP4, x86 / 256 MB
Having some issues with the background settings. They are locked so that they may not be edited. My background picture does appear when the Windows Security box is called up using Ctrl+Alt+Del. I am on a simple home network. Any ideas? I'd appreciate the help.

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#1
May 29, 2008 at 00:40:40
When you try to edit them, do you get a message to the effect of "Editing the display properties is disabled by the administrator"?

Are you logged in as an administrator?

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#2
May 30, 2008 at 00:06:37
Unfortunately no. I wish it were that easy. I'm the administrator and the only user on the computer, so there's just the one single account.

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#3
May 30, 2008 at 00:24:26
In what way are they "locked"?

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#4
May 30, 2008 at 07:40:42
If I right click on my desktop and select Properties, under the Background tab the Browse button is grayed out, the words "Select a background picture or HTML document as wallpaper" are grayed out, and I can't choose any of the options in the dialog box that contains all my wallpapers. All I can see is that "None" is selected and it shows a picture of my desktop as just totally black. The only thing that I can do under the background tab is to select "Pattern" and edit that.

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#5
May 30, 2008 at 13:51:50
Open Regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System
(and)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \System

At both those locations, there shouldn't be anything displayed in the right hand pane (in particular anything that mentions "Wallpaper").

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#6
June 2, 2008 at 09:41:04
Thank you! Worked perfectly. There was a registry entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System entitled Wallpaper that I deleted and now I can edit them. Thank you so much for your help, bud!

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#7
January 6, 2009 at 03:07:35
thank you, i found this through google, but xp i had to go through all the settings under policies and deleted all there was a few that had specific names about locking wallpaper in it.

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