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    Sounds simple enough, but when I try to change my background the icon is underlined in grey and I'm told that my system administrator has removed this privilege. If I choose one of the Windows themes, the sounds work but no picture on the desktop.

    I am running my account as an administrator. I went and unlokced the hidden 'Administrator' account and tried to change the background, but got the same message as above.

    I'd be grateful for any help.

    Bryan

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    Found this comment:

    "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\ Policies\system

    There were two keys available there:

    Wallpaper
    WallpaperStyle

    Deleted the two keys and I was able to change my desktop background. "

    in this thread - Cannot change desktop background in Windows 7 Home Premium.

    There are other suggestions in that thread also but that seemed the easiest to try.

    Joe
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    Hi Joe,

    Thank you for your help. I tried the registry edit option, but had no luck.

    I followed the links to a forum: http://danielpalmarin.edublogs.org/2...ws-7-bugs-fix/

    and created a new Admin account as suggested and everything worked, I could chage the background, themes and all.

    Now to copy my documents/picutres and things to the new profile.

    Thanks again,

    Bryan

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    You're welcome. Glad you worked it out. Thanks for posting back.

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