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  1.    04 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 10

    Can't change Background/Wallpaper... nothing happens


    When I go to Settings -> Personalisation -> Background and try to change my wallpaper to one of my own pictures nothing happens. When I choose one of the Windows pictures (that one of the guy running along the beach with those big rocks in the background for example) again, nothing happens. The only thing I can do is change it to another solid colour.

    Bizarrely, on my wife's account (we're both Administrators) she can change the wallpaper to whatever she wants.

    Is there a setting I have missed or something?

    Thanks.
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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10

    Same issue here


    I'm experiencing the same issue on Win10 build# 10240. All was good until this poped-up. How many of you Win10 users have the same issue?
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3
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    windows 10 pro

    Be sure you are selecting an actual picture and not just a folder. Windows 10 seems to have issues with folders and backgrounds. Alternatively, drop this " control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper " into either the run command or a command prompt and see if the old GUI works better.
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #4
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    Windows 10

    Already tried that.


    Thanks for the suggestion. I already ran your recommendation. It did not work. I could however, change the background color. The old GUI works! Informed MS via feedback app.
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmofo View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. I already ran your recommendation. It did not work. I could however, change the background color. The old GUI works! Informed MS via feedback app.
    Bummer. Hope you get it sorted. I know it would drive me nuts!
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmofo View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. I already ran your recommendation. It did not work. I could however, change the background color. The old GUI works! Informed MS via feedback app.
    It didn't work for me either.
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  7.    09 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonwilliams View Post
    When I go to Settings -> Personalisation -> Background and try to change my wallpaper to one of my own pictures nothing happens. When I choose one of the Windows pictures (that one of the guy running along the beach with those big rocks in the background for example) again, nothing happens. The only thing I can do is change it to another solid colour.

    Bizarrely, on my wife's account (we're both Administrators) she can change the wallpaper to whatever she wants.

    Is there a setting I have missed or something?

    Thanks.
    I too had some trouble with backgrounds,,,,, went to ease of access -- other options --
    show windows background -- setting was off. turned it on.
    Went back to Personalisation Background
    Changed Background to Solid colour using drop down menu
    Choose my Colour
    Change Background to use a Picture
    Choose a Picture.

    hopefully this will help you
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  8.    11 Aug 2015 #8
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin go View Post
    I too had some trouble with backgrounds,,,,, went to ease of access -- other options --
    show windows background -- setting was off. turned it on.
    Went back to Personalisation Background
    Changed Background to Solid colour using drop down menu
    Choose my Colour
    Change Background to use a Picture
    Choose a Picture.

    hopefully this will help you
    Thanks, but it didn't work. The SHow background option was already set to on. I tried switching it off and on again. Nothing doing....
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  9.    11 Aug 2015 #9
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    Windows key + R to open up the run command, and paste "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,@desktop into the entry field.

    This brings back the old Windows 7 background selection interface.

    I had problem setting up a slideshow of backgrounds, and this was the solution.

    Good luck!
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  10.    11 Aug 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
    Windows key + R to open up the run command, and paste "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,@desktop into the entry field.

    This brings back the old Windows 7 background selection interface.

    I had problem setting up a slideshow of backgrounds, and this was the solution.

    Good luck!
    Again, thanks but it didn't work. I could still only get a solid colour background (not even a Windows picture).
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