Wont let me select a wallpaper

November 8, 2007 at 20:11:00
Specs: Window XP, dunno
I am currently using window XP, before i use to have a wallpaper and it allow me to change it, but now it has change to the background colour... and i cant seem to click on the background to change it to a wallpaper, and it wont let me select a picture and set it as a desktop wallpaper... please help me

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November 9, 2007 at 02:39:11
aznchun, Start>settings>control panel>display>desktop. There you'll find the list of backgrounds available to choose from and you can add a custom picture if you wish. Simply select the one you want.
Ed in Texas.

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November 9, 2007 at 14:42:54
This may fix it.
kellys-korner scroll down to line 142 and in the right-hand column, click on "Allow Background Wallpaper Changes"

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November 10, 2007 at 13:55:42
... more trys:


For Windows XP Professional

1. Click Start - Run - type GPEDIT.MSC and press Enter
2. Expand to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Control Panel -
3. On the right-side pane double-click the entry "Prevent Changing Wallpaper"
4. If the value is set to "Not Configured" or "Enable" then set it to

For both Home & Professional edition

1. Click Start - Run - type REGEDIT and press Enter
2. Expand to:
3. On the right side pane - check if there is an entry
"NoChangingWallpaper". Set its value to 0 by double-clicking or delete the

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