1.    06 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    06 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 157
    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    06 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux

    Hope this helps

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...-a.html?filter[1]=Appearance%20Personalize

    edit, links misbehaving, its in the tutorials
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Torquemada View Post
    Hope this helps

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...-a.html?filter[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.    13 Aug 2015 #5
    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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  6.    14 Mar 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Try this.


    Quote Originally Posted by mystvearn 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.    26 Mar 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,435
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    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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