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Q: Unable to change my desktop background Windows 7 Starter

**Original Title**
I can't change my desktop background in Windows 7 Starter on a Dell Inspiron mini. It just stays blue with a windows logo.

I choose one of my photos and click on Set as Background, and then nothing happens. In Control Panel, there is no Personalize option, and Right-Clicking the desktop doesn't have one either.

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Hi shahellie nag,

It sounds as though you have Windows 7 Starter. Is that correct?

If so, there is no personalization. However, you can get around this very easily by downloading Oceanis; it's safe, it's free and has been a solution for so many people with the same problem as you. Here is the link:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter.html

 

When you have downloaded it you will be able to change the desktop background and there is aslo an optional desktop slideshow (shuffle).

Let us know if that solves your problem. If you don't have Windows 7 Starter then your problem will have to be resolved another way. Please come back and let us know if that is the case.

 

All the best,

Sharon

 


Sharon Roffey
Queensland, Australia
Sharon Roffey
Queensland, Australia

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I'm afraid that you can't change the background with Windows 7 Starter Edition. It's a limitation of the Starter Edition and as I understand it, can't be gotten around.
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