making a document my background

Hewlett-packard / PAVILION
November 18, 2009 at 18:02:24
Specs: Windows Me, 633 Mhz/255 Mb Ram
I went to 'display'>.background>browse>my documents . I can put a document as my background if it is on the list. However some of my documents don't appear in the browser/documents list so I can't use them as a background. Why don't they appear(they have a different icon I think preceding theie name) is there another way to do it? Thanks

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#1
November 18, 2009 at 18:54:58
My guess would be the file extension determines which files are eligible. Generally I think only picture files will show up.

Help me Jebus!


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#2
November 19, 2009 at 00:12:34
Kinda half-hearted way would be to print the document to PDF (using something like PDFCreator) and then use IrfanView (with the Ghostscript extensions) to convert it to BMP, JPG, GIF or whatever will display...

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#3
November 19, 2009 at 08:47:06
Thanks.Guess its only the pictures. Maybe the way T.R.A. described it will work for text but I don't want to go to the trouble of learning how to do it.

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#4
November 19, 2009 at 18:13:46
"I don't want to go to the trouble of learning how to do it"

Why? It's simple enough to do & it may come in handy someday.

I have a feeling you don't have your file extensions enabled. I suggest you turn them on. Open My Computer, click Tools > Folder Options > View tab, then uncheck the box next to Hide file extensions. While you're there, check the box next to Show all files & folders. Then click Apply, then click Apply to All Folders


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#5
November 20, 2009 at 23:32:30
"Maybe the way T.R.A. described it will work for text but I don't want to go to the trouble of learning how to do it."

Actually it does work---I already tried it. And it's not that hard to do...


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#6
November 25, 2009 at 04:42:46
mmm how strange..

One wishes to be able to do something or other; doesn't know how to go about it; but also doesn't actually wish to learn how to do it - even with a given tutorial to desired end being proffered buy others here??? So why bother to ask?

Likewise how does this poster actually get around in daily life? Presumably he didn't arrive "all knowing" etc.; and has had to learn at least a few basic life-skills?


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#7
November 25, 2009 at 15:58:53
Hi, hey its not right to generalize and judge a person just because he doesn't have or know what a PDF creator and Irfanview and ghostscripts are. There are probably millions of people like me. There could be countless people who don't even know how to download anything. That doesn't mean we don't have plenty of 'basic' life skills.Anyway, when I downloaded a free pdf creatoe I found I need XP or vista and some form of ,net framework, I just didn't want to keep working on it then have to also work on the Infanview and learn how to use that software. I was just trying to see if I could use a slogan I created in notepad as a wallpaper for a while. I thought there was a very simple way without taking the time to download and use that other software. I felt offended and I don't want other people to think I might not be able to "get around in daily life". To me thats a whoping faulty generaliztion. I apologize if you didn't mean it that way.

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#8
November 28, 2009 at 07:43:22
rhodeye,

I try to help you when I can, but I have noticed that a lot of your questions could be easily answered if you'd just take the time to google. Of course, the same can be said for a lot of people who post on here.

Another thing I've noticed is that you seem to go off 1/2 cocked. You either read something or are told about a program, then you download & try to install it without reading the requirements. For example, you just wrote "I downloaded a free pdf creatoe I found I need XP or vista". If you would have read the requirements ahead of time you could have saved yourself a lot of grief. By now you should realize that Win9x/ME are dead ends & have been for a long time. There's very little *modern* software that supports it anymore. M$ stopped supporting WinME at the end of 2003 & stopped releasing updates for it in 2006, along with Win98. The longer you stick with it, the harder it will be to find software that will work with it, not to mention the security risks.

I realize that your system specs are too low for a modern OS, but you should be able to run Win2k. At least that would give you an NT based OS & would extend the useful life of your computer a little longer. And most of the software that you've been dreaming about that won't work with WinME *should* work with Win2k.

If you don't wanna pay for it, Windows 2000 Professional is available thru the torrents. Get yourself a bittorrent client such as utorrent, then use the search engine at isohunt.com.

http://www.utorrent.com/


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#9
November 28, 2009 at 08:36:39
Thanks. I think sometime I will try to get a decent used computer that isn't too old with XP but still alot of the terms used I never heard of.I kind of setteled down after learning the basics+ and that seems to satisfy most of my needs.Also my memory is poor so some of the things I learned I forget. Are you saying that if I download utorrent I could search for 2000 Professional then download it?If so could I keep ME ( I have 65 GB. free space yet) and easily switch between them? I don't want to have to try to remember all the programs I have a reinstall everything. Wouldn't I lose my favorites? I guess I would have to take the time to learn quite a few things. Also I'm afraid I might foul up and lose everything. I have a recovery disc though but then I would have to reinstall everything and also I remember using the recovery disc before and it was tricky to install IE 6 but I probably could do it again.

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#10
November 28, 2009 at 09:21:27
Technically, we're not supposed to discuss software pirating, but yes, you can find Windows 2000 (& a lot of other software) thru the torrents.

Setting up a dual boot system is relatively easy, all you'd have to do is create a 2nd partition that you can use for Win2k. I suggest the 2nd partition be formated as FAT32 so that WinME is able to access it. Once that's done, just boot into WinME & pop in the 2k CD. A screen will popup asking you if you'd like to upgrade to 2k, but instead of choosing that option, choose "advanced" & direct 2k to install onto the new partition. The rest is just a normal install of Windows...the dual boot menu is automatically setup.


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#11
November 28, 2009 at 13:32:55
So somehow I would have to get a professional 2000 CD right? any ideas where?

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#12
November 28, 2009 at 14:47:22
Did you not pay attention to anything I wrote? Do you have ADD?

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#13
November 28, 2009 at 15:24:25
clearance houses; computer fairs; eBay???

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#14
November 28, 2009 at 19:04:20
You mentioned utorrent but I figured thats for downloading (thats why I asked if the OS can be downloaded) not sales of OS CD's, I'll look there though. thanks

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#15
November 28, 2009 at 22:06:50
- isohunt.com is the site you use to search for the software.

- utorrent is the program you use to download the software.

- google.com is the site you use to search for a product key for the software.

- IMGBurn is the software you use to burn the ISO file to a disc.

- Active@ Partition Manager is a free software program for creating & managing partitions.

But you probably "don't want to go to the trouble of learning how to do it"...lol


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