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Desktop Background

by Rohor / September 20, 2010 5:45 PM PDT

I have just bought a Samsung Netbook running Windows 7 Basic.

So far I have not found a way of replacing the rather boring plain blue desktop background with something more interesting, like one of my own pictures. It is quite simple to do on XP and Vista.

Can it be done please? Any help appreciated

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Right click on the desktop and choose personalise
by peacox / September 20, 2010 6:05 PM PDT
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In the bottom row of images left click on the image marked desltop background. Use the browse button to locate the picture you want and select it.

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Desktop Background Win 7 basic
by Rohor / September 21, 2010 12:15 AM PDT

Thanks peacox, I thought that too, but unfortunately it doesn't work with my version of Windows 7 basic. Rather surprisingly there doesn't seem to be a means of altering that boring plain blue background, short of upgrading to Win 7 Home Premium, a very costly way of getting a different background. Anyone got any different ideas?

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win7 background
by cbitpro / September 21, 2010 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Desktop Background

I personally use SharpEnviro windows 7 shell replacement, also there is an app you can get called UltraMon that lets you customize your backgrounds, etc, especially if you are using dual monitors.

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