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Change Wallpaper with a batch file (Windows 7)

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I would like to change the wallpaper on a machine by running a batch file. Here is what I have so far:

I have a script that is copying over wallpaper.bmp to c:\wallpaper.bmp
I have the following reg key changing:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"Wallpaper"="C:\\wallpaper.bmp"

But the wallpaper doesnt seem to be changing. I have verified the file is there, and the regkey has changed. I have also tried to log off and log back on, but the registry reverts back to the way it was.  

I found a post that suggested running the following command to refresh the desktop (but that hasnt worked either)
 
%SystemRoot%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll, UpdatePerUserSystemParameters

Any thoughts?
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