Cannot change background image on Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 5
    WIndows 10 Update
       #11

    I have the same problem since installing MS updates this morning.

    My pc background after the ms auto update and reboot is black on the home screen and I cannot change it.

    The solid colours work and I can set them. Pictures are there but win10 does not let me set a picture, it stays black.

    Did you find a solution?

    Oops sorry. The clue is in the above post and thanks for that. In the Ease of Access Center where I found that the other options ''show windows background'' was turned off... thanks a lot, my problem is now solved.
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  2. ibh
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Bingo said:
    I have the same problem since installing MS updates this morning.

    My pc background after the ms auto update and reboot is black on the home screen and I cannot change it.

    The solid colours work and I can set them. Pictures are there but win10 does not let me set a picture, it stays black.

    Did you find a solution?

    Oops sorry. The clue is in the above post and thanks for that. In the Ease of Access Center where I found that the other options ''show windows background'' was turned off... thanks a lot, my problem is now solved.
    Unfortunately, I tried this suggested solution and it only brings back the picture instead of the solid colour. However, cannot change the picture to a different one.
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  3. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #13

    ibh said:
    Unfortunately, I tried this suggested solution and it only brings back the picture instead of the solid colour. However, cannot change the picture to a different one.
    Hi, if you can get the default background picture active via Ease of Access method, then it is possible you should do this. Once you have the picture set as background you can probably choose any picture of your choice via the personalization screen. (with the browse button)
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  4. ibh
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    WhyMe said:
    Hi, if you can get the default background picture active via Ease of Access method, then it is possible you should do this. Once you have the picture set as background you can probably choose any picture of your choice via the personalization screen. (with the browse button)
    Thanks, but even in picture mode I cannot change the current picture with the browser button.
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  5. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #15

    @ibh, :)

    Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you don't have a group policy set that specifies and prevents changing the desktop background.

    Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. ibh
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Brink said:
    @ibh, :)

    Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you don't have a group policy set that specifies and prevents changing the desktop background.

    Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
    I know about this tutorial. It is not suitable for Windows 10 Home edition - There is nor Local Group Policy Editor in this edition, neither other code lines in the registry to configure wallpaper.
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  7. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #17

    ibh said:
    I know about this tutorial. It is not suitable for Windows 10 Home edition - There is nor Local Group Policy Editor in this edition, neither other code lines in the registry to configure wallpaper.
    Yep, that's what OPTION TWO in the tutorial is for.

    What happens when you use the "Browse" button?
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  8. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #18

    WhyMe said:
    Hi, if you can get the default background picture active via Ease of Access method, then it is possible you should do this. Once you have the picture set as background you can probably choose any picture of your choice via the personalization screen. (with the browse button)
    ibh said:
    Thanks, but even in picture mode I cannot change the current picture with the browser button.
    Brink said:
    What happens when you use the "Browse" button?
    I was just about to ask that!

    @ibh - Please describe what happens when you click on the 'browse' button
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