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(Solved) - Missing Background and Screensaver Tab in Desktop Properties

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  • Started 1 year ago by shahidmehmood
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shahidmehmood
Posts: 3

when i right click on my Win XP desktop, it does not show "Background" and "Screensaver" tabs. how to get these back?

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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You mean right click then properties? Mine has Themes, Desktop, Screen Saver, Appearance and Settings TABs.

My recomendation would be to do a System restore to a date before this began to happen.

System Restore

If you want to do a system restore...

XP: Go to Start->Help and Support. Under Pick a Task click on "Undo changes to your computer with System Restore". Make sure there is a dot in "Restore my computer to an earlier time". Then click Next. Choose a date with a bold number that is before you did what you did. Then click next. Read and click Next again.

Vista , Win 7: There are two places that you can use the system restore feature from. From within Windows, you can just type restore into the Start menu search box, and you'll immediately see System Restore at the top of the start menu or you can type rstrui into the search box and hit enter. Your choice.

Watch it do it.

Posted 1 year ago
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shahidmehmood
Posts: 3

OS: Windows XP

Desktop Properties does show "Themes", "Appearance", and "Settings" TABS; only "Background" and "Screensaver" are missing. It must be some regedit tweak to fix it ... i can't restore, because i donot have backtup ...

Posted 1 year ago
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shahidmehmood
Posts: 3

Found it ...

Just set 0 (Zero) value to "NoDispBackgroundPage" and "NoDispScrSavPage" at ...

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Thanks.

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