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Auto Wallpaper Selection

Posted on 2006-07-10
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I have pc then on startup auto selects a file from the c drive to be the wallpaper, can I go intot the script (which I dont know where it is) and comment or REM this out? Is there something I type in the ru command from startup that will allow me to alter the startup settings?
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by:Steve Knight
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It imagine will be stored under the _default user in registry afaik:

Type regedit.exe into the Run box
Look under HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
and look for the entry wallpaper and delete or change it..

Standard disclaimers... this is the registry, don't break anything in there as you can stop your PC working quite easily...

Steve
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(That is the one for before you login.  AFter that it is your user one from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop which you can select through Display Properties of course).
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by:Carl2002
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Cannot find the file I am looking for in either of those.
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by:Carl2002
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It is a network login if that helps at all.
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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It could be that it is being pushed down by group policy to the machine if you are on a domain or NetWare network with ZENWorks etc.  If this is the case pretty well you need to deal with your admins.  If you are the admin then we need to look at Group Policy then.

Do you know what the file is, just not where it has been set -- have you tried searching the regsitry?  If you remove or rename the file then you won't get any errors, the wallpaper just won't display - you can always put a different wallpaper in the same place with the same name but different actualy picture too of course...
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by:Carl2002
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I searched the registry found where it was stored hit the wonderful delete key and hey presto no more picture - thanks for your help.
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by:Steve Knight
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No problem..
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