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You can't change the background on windows 7 starter

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  • Started 6 years ago by 2009berney
  • Latest reply from LH
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Posted yesterday 
Posts: 122

whatever happened to a "personal" computer?

how do i change it?

Posted 6 years ago
Posts: 567

Not having experience with that edition, I'm unsure whether you can change the wallpaper. When you find one you like, does right click give an option to "Set as background"? If not, then the OS doesn't support it. Understand that 7 Basic has a black desktop & is unchangeable. At least you have a colored screen.

Type 'wallpaper' in the box above the start button & see if any options present themselves.

Posted 6 years ago
Posts: 528

You are correct. You cannot change the background in windows 7 Starter. You have to upgrade (about $80 I think) in order to change your background. Pretty crappy drawback if you ask me.

Posted 6 years ago
Posts: 20002

Check in,
And change the .jpg to the one you want

Posted 6 years ago

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