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New Windows 7 Dell Laptop

I put an image on the desk top from an image I found in my New Laptop.  How do I get rid of it  ?
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Ricardo MartínezInformation SecurityCommented:
Right click on desktop -> Personalize -> Background -> Select other image
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do you mean desktop picture image or hard drive image.

If the latter, format the desktop and start again with Dell's desktop recovery disks.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Wow you folks have lost me.  What are desktop recovery disks ?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Any operating system has recovery disks from the supplier (Dell in this case).

So did you put a laptop hard drive image on your desktop?  Is this correct?
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dockboy549Author Commented:
I just right clicked on desktop-No personalize option or background or select other image.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Yes the image came from my new Laptop
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So you have installed a laptop image on a desktop. That is highly unlikely to work because of specific laptop drivers.

Further you have likely corrupted Dell's desktop recovery partition.

So now you need to contact Dell and ask them for a set of Recovery disks to rebuild the laptop.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Thanks for putting up with my incompetence.
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Ricardo MartínezInformation SecurityCommented:
Sorry, i misunderstood your question. You can also install another version of the system, i assume you wanted to install Windows 7 on your Desktop computer, just get a DVD installation disc, format the disc and install the new system.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You might find it easier in the long run to contact Dell Support for the proper recovery disks. Retail Windows disks might work but you will need to get all the drivers. Dell recover disks provide the drivers built in.
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nobusCommented:
maybe you could explain what you want to do?
install windows fresh on your desktop?
if it is a baranded desktop (eg HP or Dell) there is a recovery partition on the disk - allowing you to restore the original software
if you post the desktop model -we can help better

***getting rid  of the image : when you install a new software -you can select to delete all old partitions
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dockboy549Author Commented:
It is a new Dell Laptop Model 3537.  I installed a desktop image from one of the image choices Dell had provided.  All I want to do is delete the image which is 3 Penquins.  Normally I like pictures of Penquins but this is too big for my laptop.  I find the picture too large.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
The PC is a Refurbished one.  Had good success with refurbished Dell PC's
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So now you are talking about pictures and not hard drive images.

So following along the first post here, right click, personalize and change the desktop theme to Windows 7 or something like that. Change the theme. That will change the picture.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Done deal! Got it back to the default image.
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nobusCommented:
see- if you explain properly - you get a correct result
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Darr247Commented:
Also, as the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words" Desktop Context Menu - PersonalizeIf you don't get a similar Context Menu when you right-click on the Win7 Desktop, then you likely clicked on a shortcut icon or a desktop Gadget instead.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Thanks to all for helping me out.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think you might have split up the points just a little differently.
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nobusCommented:
i agree - we try to explain - and when it comes clear onother gets the cigar
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Always difficult to split points.  Second guessing doesn't help matters.
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nobusCommented:
no problem -i'm happy to help
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