How to change wallpaper on Win7 - Where is it hidden?

Im trying to use an image to replace the existing wallpaper on a netbook with Win7, but i cant find where its hidden, right click on desktop doesnt show me anything, cant find anything in control panel, while viewing an image i want to use right click- no option. Must be somewhere !

Also is there any way to reset or remove the laptop manufacturers wallpapers that appear when the win7 is booting or shutting down? can you replace these for images of your own ? or reset them to defaults?
BenbobenAsked:
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btdownloads7Commented:
1. right-click on the desktop
2. click "Personalize"
3. click "Desktop background"
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btdownloads7Commented:
You can also do it from the Control Panel. Start --> Control Panel -->Personalization
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ITguy565Commented:
If when you right click the desktop there is no option that would indicate that a local or group policy is in effect on the workstation.


Is this workstation joined to a Domain? if so do you have access to the GPO or default domain security policy?

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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
If you've got Windows 7 on a netbook, then you must be using Windows 7 Starter edition.  Changing the wallpaper was one thing Microsoft in its infinite wisdom left out of that edition of the OS.  But you can try this page:

http://www.netbookfreeware.com/change-background-windows-7-starter-edition-netbook
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Lee - Well spotted, your right its Win7 starter,  

Ill try the first option, the 2nd on in the link Stardock MyColors I cant seem to find MyColors anywhere on the stardock site.

Will post on how well it works, later, thank you
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Installed the Oceanis Change Background, great fix, even lets you change between pictures on a timer.

And is working perfectly,

Many thanks   Leetutor
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Many thanks, great solutiion !
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