How to set default wallpaper in windows xp SP3
Posted on 2012-04-11
I am building an XP Pro SP3 machine we are going to use as our base ghost image. I configured a profile exactly how I want it, using the windows Royale them, etc.. All my settings come over fine, file save paths, start menu, shortcuts, etc... the only thing that is not working is the wallpaper. I have copied the profile over the default profile, I have changed the location of the wallpaper to the documents and settings folder for easy access by all users, but nothing seems to work it. the wallpaper just loads as a solid navy blue background when a new user logs in. Now when I create a new user that is an the local admin group it loads the correct theme wallpaper... not sure why. I even went back and made sure the profile i was copying over the default with was a standard user and not an administrator, still not working.
I went into the registry and edited the wallpaper string in the HKEY_USERS\.Default location still nothing.
This is not a deal breaker for this image but it is driving me crazy at this point, so I need to figure this out atleast for my own sanity.
Also, as a side issue I cannot get user picture to copy either, just keeps using a different pic than what i selected.
Any help wold be much appreciated.