1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows X
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't change desktop background


    Hi,

    I am using Win X Pro. I just noticed that I could not change the desktop background. It says "Some settings are managed by your organisation". I am the only one using this PC and there is no other account. I can change the colours, lock screen and themes.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    I had a similar problem when I upgraded from Windows 8.1. I could not change the picture on the lock screen but could change any of the others. My laptop with the upgrade could change all without problems. I decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 and that worked for me. I could not find any way to fix it before that
    wishing you luck there.

    cheers
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux
       06 Aug 2015 #3

    Hope this helps

    Desktop Background - Change in Windows 10[1]=Appearance%20Personalize

    edit, links misbehaving, its in the tutorials
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows X
       07 Aug 2015 #4

    Torquemada said: View Post
    Hope this helps

    Desktop Background - Change in Windows 10[1]=Appearance%20Personalize

    edit, links misbehaving, its in the tutorials
    Does not work. Tried option 5, nothing is changing. I disabled all sorts of settings under the privacy setting. Maybe that caused it?
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10
       13 Aug 2015 #5

    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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  6. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       14 Mar 2016 #6

    Try this.


    mystvearn said: View Post
    Hi,

    I am using Win X Pro. I just noticed that I could not change the desktop background. It says "Some settings are managed by your organisation". I am the only one using this PC and there is no other account. I can change the colours, lock screen and themes.

    Any ideas?
    Had the same problem - "Some settings are managed by your organisation" but none of the fixes posted here worked.
    I found a solution that worked for me :-

    Run regedit and navigate to :-

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]

    right click 'NoChangingWallpaper' and change the value to "1"

    Click "OK"

    I know this is an old post but I recently installed Windows 10 and this problem still exists.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,594
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       26 Mar 2016 #7

    Hello, 'Some settings are managed...' is an unhelpful and obscure choice of message by MS.

    Yes, changing privacy settings can easily cause this to appear, and it can be hard to remove.

    I suggest:
    Try downloading and installing one or if necessary both of these free programs, designed to stop Windows phoning home. The idea though is to use their 'Reset to default' (or similar) options to reset the settings.

    O&O shutup
    Spybot Anti beacon

    I've found this helpful, but it doesn't solve all cases.

    Note: strongly recommend enabling System Restore and setting a daily scheduled task to create a restore point.
    Also use disk imaging (strongly recommended here) so you can restore yuor PC to a previously working state in a short time without tech. help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + boot disk + external storage
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