Windows 10: Can't Change Desktop Wallpaper

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  1. Posts : 68
    Windows 10 10586 PRO RTM
    Thread Starter
       03 Oct 2014 #11

    Okay folks. I tried resetting the pc and somehow it corrected the problem. I guess I must have installed win 10 with some files were corrupted it even affected Google Chrome. All is good now, thanks to all.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Oct 2014 #12

    Unfortunate that you had to re-install 10 but glad it's working for you now
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    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jan 2016 #13

    Change Desktop Wallpaper In Windows 10

    Press WindowsKey+R Type The Following : control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper and press enter

    Last edited by shams; 18 Jan 2016 at 06:10.
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  4.    22 Feb 2016 #14

    I had this problem. What ever I did, nothing worked. Changes in the Settings didn't stick. Then I right clicked an image and chose it as a background image. After that it all works fine in the Settings too. :-)
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    Windows 10 (Build 10240)
       08 Jul 2016 #15

    shams said: View Post
    Press WindowsKey+R Type The Following : control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper and press enter

    This tip helped, in that it got me to a place in Personalization that looked a lot more like the Win 7 interface. Anyway, when I changed the Picture Location from Solid Colors to My Pictures, that got me into my picture files. There I had to right-click on a photo and select Set for Monitor 1 or Set for Monitor 2 because I have two monitors. After doing that, the background changed to the desired photo and I was all set!
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  7.    15 Jan 2017 #17

    Now i have problem

    i can't change my wallpaper. I tried above all things....
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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       15 Jan 2017 #18

    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "ForceActiveDesktopOn" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktop" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktopChanges" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "Wallpaper" /f
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe
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  9.    15 Jan 2017 #19

    It doesn't work either
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  10.    19 Jan 2017 #20

    Okay.. After Updating last update i can change my wallpaper by Personalization..
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