Windows 10: Cannot change desktop background in win 10

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  1.    29 Apr 2016 #1

    Cannot change desktop background in win 10

    I just tried to switch to another desktop background when a window popped up telling me that ms-settings: personalization background, class not registered. What in the world is that?
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  3.    29 Apr 2016 #3

    Downloaded it but the trouble shooter could not identify the problem.
    Any other ideas?
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  4.    29 Apr 2016 #4

    For anyone reading this: these are reported as NOT solving this problem

    sfc /scannow

    Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Suggest you try a general search for
    ms-settings: personalization-background
    (but no space - if I omit it it turns into an emoticon here)

    Putting that in explorer's address bar takes me here:
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  5.    29 Apr 2016 #5

    When I enter ms-settingsersonalization-background into the explorer search field I get "no results...".
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  6.    29 Apr 2016 #6

    esebm said: View Post
    When I enter ms-settingsersonalization-background into the explorer search field I get "no results...".
    Do any of the following cause problems? (you don't have to try them all..) and can you open Settings?

    Try this command at an admin Powershell prompt to re-register PC settings:

    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml

    Closed captioning ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
    High contrast ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
    Keyboard ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
    Magnifier ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
    Mouse ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
    Narrator ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
    Other options ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
    Battery and power
    Battery Saver ms-settings:batterysaver
    Battery Saver settings ms-settings:batterysaver-settings
    Battery use ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
    Power and sleep ms-settingsowersleep
    Display and user interface
    Backgrounds ms-settingsersonalization-background
    Colors (display) ms-settings:colors
    Colors (personaliation) ms-settingsersonalization-colors
    Date and time ms-settings:dateandtime
    Display ms-settings:display
    Mouse and touchpad ms-settings:mousetouchpad
    Personalization ms-settingsersonalization
    Region and language ms-settings:regionlanguage
    Screen rotation ms-settings:screenrotation
    Speech ms-settings:speech
    Start ms-settingsersonalization-start
    Themes ms-settings:themes
    Typing ms-settings:typing
    Network and radios
    Airplane mode ms-settings:network-airplanemode
    Bluetooth ms-settings:bluetooth
    Cellular ms-settings:network-cellular
    Data usage ms-settings:datausage
    Dialup ms-settings:network-dialup
    DirectAccess ms-settings:network-directaccess
    Ethernet ms-settings:network-ethernet
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  7.    29 Apr 2016 #7

    I ran your command and it doesn't do anything and, no, I cannot open the settings. Clicking on PC settings doesn't do anything either.
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  8.    30 Apr 2016 #8

    In that case, failing other suggestions, and assuming you have no disk images, system image or system restore points, try an in-place upgrade repair install.

    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)
    chkdsk C: /F
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed.

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Before you perform this major repair procedure, do create a disk image.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (free) + their boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
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  9.    30 Apr 2016 #9

    Wow, that's quite a bit of information. I need to digest this, maybe I can try it over the weekend.
    Thanks a lot for all your work.
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  10.    02 May 2016 #10

    Hi,After re-reading post #8 I'm not sure that I can do an in-place upgrade because I do not have an installation medium. My PC came with Win 7 and MS basically upgraded to Win 10 via the Internet.
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