1.    06 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    Unable to Change Desktop Background

    Hey There,

    I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 which seemed to go well, but for some reason I am unable to change my desktop background, though the normal Personalization options. I can, however, go to the "Solid" option and change it to a different color. Also, if I download a wallpaper it only gives me the option to set it as the lock screen, and not the desktop.

    A little background: This is the second PC that I've installed Win 10 on. The first was a newer laptop and I just went with the express upgrade from 8.1 and had no problems. The other laptop (the one I'm asking about) is a little older and I decided to do a clean install from Win 7 using the Windows 10 Media option downloaded to a USB drive. Also, when comparing the two desktops I notice that this second laptop has "WIndows 10 Home" displayed in the lower left hand corner of the desktop (as if it's a different version of Window 10, but when I went to the Win 10 update it says that No updates are required). After thinking that maybe the OS didn't install correctly the first time I went to Recovery and decided to Reset my computer, but that didn't change anything.

    After researching this issue, the first thing I checked was the "Ease of Access" Remove Background Images was unchecked. Beyond that, I can't seem to find anything on the web that seems to address this.

    I would greatly appreciate any assistance or insight somebody might have regarding this. Thanks for reading, and let me know if you need me to further clarify my question.

    FYI, basic system specs:
    Sager Laptop (don't recall exact model)
    CPU: i7-2760QM
    GPU: Nvidea GTX 560M SLI
    RAM: 8GB

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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    hello, everyone
    if other options did not help, I had this same problem.

    please try settings>ease of access>other options>visual options as title then simply turn on "show windows background"..

    this option has helped with showing my background pictures I hope this can help everyone else aswell thank you for reading
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