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Change wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter edition




In this article we will show you step by step how to modify the registry to change the wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter.


In case you have no experience at all with the registry, you may want to back up your registry before you modify it. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system.


Instead of complex procedure below you can try BioniX Background Switcher. It will change the wallpaper at any time interval you choose from one second to 60 hours with a single mouse click.


Modify the registry step by step procedure:

  1. Open regedit (or Registry Editor). To open it go to Start menu and type regedit in the search box)
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ folder and click on it
  3. On the right hand side find the key named wallpaper and double click on it. There you need to enter the full path of the picture you want to set as your new wallpaper (example for path C:\Users\Alex\Pictures\new_wallpaper.jpg)
  4. Right click on the Desktop folder in regedit and click Permissions then click Advanced
  5. Go to Owner tab, highlight your name in the box that says Change owner to (there are only two choices: your user name or Administrator). Once your user name is highlighted you need to click OK
  6. Click on Advanced again
  7. Uncheck the box that reads Include inheritable permissions from the object’s parent and click Remove when prompted
  8. Click Add
  9. Type Everyone and click OK
  10. Check Allow Read Control and click OK
  11. Click OK again
  12. Highlight Everyone and check to Allow Read and click OK
  13. Restart your computer and enjoy your new wallpaper.









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