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My wallpaper does not appear

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I wallpaper does not show up any longer, just the background color. I only see my wallpaper when I turn on/off my computer.
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by:gemarti
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May want to check for spyware.

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I usually use SpyBot-S&D and Ad-aware. CWShredder is also useful You need to run at least two of these applications to clean up your system. Make sure you get the up-to-date reference files.
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by:scorpiia
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You can set it in registry

1. Open Registry editor.

2. Navigate to the location.

Hkey_Current_user\Control Panel\Desktop.

3. change the value of Wallpaper in the right panel.
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by:Merete
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how did you put the wall paper as background on your desktop?
Did you simply paste it onto your desktop? If so, just rightclick on your desktop, properties>desktop>then use the browse button, and go to where the picture or the wallpaper you wish to use, press okay...That should put it back correctly, if you pasted it onto your desktop windows will not recognise it after you reboot or shutdown...windows will automatically default to its own original desktop or background wallpaper. Regards Merete
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by:I-need-help
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You can set it in registry

1. Open Registry editor.

2. Navigate to the location.

Hkey_Current_user\Control Panel\Desktop.

3. change the value of Wallpaper in the right panel.





How do I do this, can you explain this better.



 I'm sorry, I don't know much.
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by:I-need-help
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Can someone please tell me exactly what to do?


Please, I will give you as many points as I can, I just want this fixed.
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Merete earned 35 total points
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try this simple way first, rightclick on your desktop go to properties,look above and see DESKTOP, using the scroll bar on the right of the background window, scroll to the very top and choose none.
Then apply and ok, now close Display reboot, and see if youer wallpaper had now gone.
If it is when your pc boots back, take your time to look around for these things,  ( do you know where you have saved your chosen wallpaper? Is it in your documents, in some folder? ok once you know where it is, rightclick on your desktop again and properties>desktop, now find  your wallpaper using the browse button, look at the browse button on your right below the display box, go to your documents or where you know it is and highlight it then ok, you should see a preview of it now in the display box, if it is correct then click on the apply button and then ok. All should be as is. Pictures for wallpaper should be of the JPEg format as you require a larger picture for this purpose. Gif named pictures are not reccomended. Good Luck Merete
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by:I-need-help
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Many thanks, it worked.

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by:Merete
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:) oh good, and your welcome, thank you too. Regards Merete
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