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    I'm helping a neighbor set up a Windows 7 PC that someone gave him, and I'm stumped. The desktop background is a web page showing a broken link, and there is no address bar & I can't find out where this setting is. I want to remove it, but I've looked through the display settings, searched via google, and tried changing the background & theme.

    Does anyone have any idea where I can look to remove this setting ?

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    Right click on the desktop and select "personalize". From there you can modify or change the desktop settings, including desktop background.
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    I did this, but couldn't find any place that showed a web link. I changed the background, but the white box showing "This page cannot be displayed" won't go away. I appreciate your (& any more) suggestions.

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    An odd situation but never the less an answer possibly here;My link
    IF that doesn't work for you try this;# Go to control panel -> Add or remove user accounts -> Create a new account (you need to be the administrator to do this properly) -> make a new “Administrator account”
    # Switch users
    # Go to Add or remove user accounts again -> make the other administrator a “standard user” -> then click on that account icon and delete it (unless you wish to keep the old account that doesn’t work properly)
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    Did a Windows Installation disk come with this free PC? Or does it have a recovery partition? If it has an original Win 7 installation disk you might try a startup repair. You may be able to create a System Repair disk (Control Panel, Back up and Restore) and use this for the repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by not given View Post
    I did this, but couldn't find any place that showed a web link. I changed the background, but the white box showing "This page cannot be displayed" won't go away. I appreciate your (& any more) suggestions.
    Did you just change the background or did you change the theme?

    Is the logged on account a member of the administrator's group?

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    If you are comfortable at using regedit, run it (as an administrator), go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Clear the value of Wallpaper (not the key, just the value of it - doubleclick to open, then click delete). Close the regedit and log off and on again. You should now have a solid colour background.

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    Great replies, thanks to all. I'll try these when I return to my neighbor's PC.

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