How to change the wallpaper on Windows 7 Starter

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Change wallpaper on Windows 7 Starter without programs

Do you want change wallpaper on Windows 7 Starter without resorting to the use of special programs? As anticipated at the beginning, this is feasible but you have to "tinker" with the Registry. If you feel like it, feel free to follow the instructions on what to do that I will go to provided in this step. The procedure is a bit long and not really practical, but in each case it is not complex. However, keep in mind that you will have to repeat it every time you want to change the background.



That said, the first thing you need to do is to access the registry by clicking on the Start button (I cheer with the pennant Windows) placed on the taskbar, to type "Regedit" in the search field that appears, select the relevant result and click the button Si in the window that appears on the screen.

Now that you see the registry screen, I suggest that you make a copy of the backup of the latter, so that it can be restored in case something goes wrong. To do this, click on the menu Fillet at the top left, select the item Export, type the name you want to assign to the backup file in the field File name in the new window displayed, indicate the location on your PC where you want to save the file in question and press the button Save.

If necessary, you can restore the registry backup by accessing it again by clicking on the menu Fillet, pressing on the voice Import and choosing the reference file previously saved on your computer.



At this point, you are ready to take action! So, from the tree menu on the left select the node HKEY_CURRENT_USER and click on dart adjacent to expand its content, then expand the item control Panel. Next, select the node called desktop.

Now, double click on the key Wallpaper (right) and at the field Dati value enter the percorso where the image you want to use as wallpaper is saved. Next, click the button OK per confermare I modify it apportate.

At this point, right click on the folder desktop in the tree menu located in the left part of the registry window and choose the option Permissions from the menu that opens. In the window that appears, presses the button Advanced, select the scheda Owner, highlights the your username in the middle list, check the box next to the item Replace owner on subcontainers and objects that you find at the bottom and presses the button Apply to apply the changes.

Then go to the tab Permissions and uncheck the box next to the item Include inheritable permissions from the parent object of this object located at the bottom and remove all the items in the center of the window by selecting them and clicking on the button Remove. Then press the button Add.

In the field Enter the name of the object to select present in the new window that has opened on the screen, type Everyone, award-winning Check names adjacent, in order to obtain the correct wording, and confirm the changes made by clicking on the button OK.



Then check the box Allow that you find next to the item Reading control in the window you now see, check the box next to the wording Apply these permissions only to objects and / or containers in this container and his bottone award OK three consecutive times in the various windows you had opened.

To make sure that the image you chose to set as the desktop background is actually used, then restart the computer by pressing the Start buttonby clicking on dart next to the item Shut down the system (right) and choosing Reboot the system from the menu that appears. At the next restart, if you have performed all the above steps correctly, you will finally find yourself in the presence of the new background image.

If and when you want, you can reset the default background image of Windows 7 Starter by repeating all the steps already indicated but taking care, this time, to report the path C:WindowsWebWallpaperWindowsimg0 when you are asked to specify the location of the image you want to use as a background.

Programs to change the wallpaper on Windows 7 Starter

The idea of ​​having to deal with the registry does not appeal to you and, therefore, you would like me to recommend you some program to change the wallpaper on Windows 7 Starter in a more practical and fast way? No sooner said than done! Below, in fact, you will find those that in my humble opinion represent the best software in the category. Try them now!


Personalization Panel

The first among the useful programs to be able to change the background of Windows 7 Sarter that I want to suggest you to try is Personalization Panel. This is a free software that provides users with various useful functions to customize the edition of Seven in question, including the operation that is the subject of the guide, adding the usual item to customize the background that is displayed by doing right click on the desktop.


To use it, go to the download page of the program, click on the link Download Personalization Panel located below and on the link Download Personalization Panel – premium personalization features for Windows 7 Starter & 7 Home Basic present in the new page that opens.

When the download is complete, extract theZIP archive found in any Windows location, start the .exe file present inside and presses the button Si in the window that appears on the desktop. Then press the button Next per tre volte di row, his quello install and, finally, click on the button Finsh.

Once the setup is complete, right click in a place without desktop icons, click on the item Customize attached to the context menu that opens and press the button Si. In the window that you see appear on the screen at this point, select the theme Windows 7 Basic (which is the default of Windows 7 Starter) from the list in the center and click on the item Desktop wallpaper at the bottom.

Then press on the button Shop by Department in the additional window that has opened and select the image on your PC that you want to use as wallpaper. Then use the options attached to the drop-down menu Background position to, in fact, adjust the position of the background, select (if you deem it necessary) a different background color by pressing on colored square sotto the dicitura Change background color and click on the button OK but I will modify it.

If you change your mind, you can restore the default wallpaper at any time by selecting the theme Windows 7 Basic from the list attached to the visible window after pressing on the item Customize from the menu accessible by right clicking in a point without icons on the desktop and pressing the button Apply theme down below.

For completeness of information, I would like to point out that in addition to allowing the desktop background to be changed, Personalization Panel also allows you to easily set custom sounds and screensavers to the system. In the first case, just click on the item Sounds in the program window, while in the second you have to press on the item Screen saver. You can also change the color of the windows by pressing on the item Windows color.

If, on the other hand, you want to set a custom theme different from the default one, please make your choice from the list in the central part of the Personalization Panel window and press the button Apply theme to confirm and apply the changes. If you have made changes to the theme in use and want to save them as a new theme, press the button Save a topic, give it a name, click the button OK and it's done.

Oceanis Change Background W7

Another great program you can rely on to customize your Windows 7 Starter wallpaper is Oceanis. It is free, its interface is in cittàn and is specifically designed for the purpose in question. It also allows you to set a series of different backgrounds in rotation without the need for any manual intervention by the user.

To download it to your PC, connect to the program's website and click on the button Download that you find by scrolling the page. When the download is complete, extract theZIP archive just got into any windows location, open the .exe file hold the internal area and click on the button Si in the window that opens on the desktop.

Successively, pigia sul pulsating OKon that one NEXT and on the button Install, then complete the software setup by clicking on the button end. The computer will then restart and at the next login you can start using the software.

So, to customize Seven's background, call Oceanis Change Background W7 from Start menuby clicking on the relevant button (Quella with the pennant Windows) on the taskbar, and selecting the relevant match (possibly you can help with the search field). Then choose one of the program's predefined backgrounds from the window that opens or select an image saved on your PC by clicking on the button Shop by Department. If you want, you can also select multiple images to have the background change automatically.

Therefore, adjust the position of the chosen image by selecting the option you prefer from the drop-down menu Image position (bottom left), define the settings related to the timing of the image change (if you have selected multiple backgrounds, of course) by choosing the option that you think would best suit you from the drop-down menu Change image every (always at the bottom left) and save the changes made by pressing the button Save changes (bottom right).

If you want, in case you have chosen to use multiple images as wallpaper, you can also enable their random display by checking the box Chance. If, on the other hand, you want to avoid setting different images as wallpaper when the PC is running on battery, check the appropriate option located in the bottom right part of the program screen.

In case of second thoughts, you can reset the default background of Windows 7 Starter at any time by pressing the button Shop by Department in the Oceanis Change Background W7 window, by selecting the folder C:WindowsWebWallpaperWindows, then selecting the image in the list and pressing the button Save changes. Easier than that?

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