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By lumberjack ·
for no explicable reason - though i am sure there is - I cannot change my background picture.

i am running XP Pro SP2. i am the local administrator of my machine. there is no background option on display options. If I right click on a picture and select "Set as background" nothing happens

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Background

WARNING USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Editing the Registry can be dangerous. Backup the Key before proceeding.

Open Regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Also here

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Delete

the values "Wallpaper" and "WallPaperStyle" in the right-pane.

Close Regedit.exe

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by asgr86 In reply to Background

-did u try the traditional method of changing the BG(backgroud)picture right click->properties-> etc...
-did it work,
-if not try to repair the operating system,

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