Windows 10: Cannot change desktop background in win 10
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?
Downloaded it but the trouble shooter could not identify the problem.
Any other ideas?
For anyone reading this: these are reported as NOT solving this problem
Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Suggest you try a general search for
(but no space - if I omit it it turns into an emoticon here)
Putting that in explorer's address bar takes me here:
When I enter ms-settingsersonalization-background into the explorer search field I get "no results...".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
How to Change your Desktop Background in Windows 10
Your desktop background (also called wallpaper) can be a picture from your personal collection, Bing Desktop, or included with Windows, a solid color, or a slideshow playing selected pictures...
I want the desktop and start menu to have different images.61331
This is complicated.
My colleague has pranked me at work, by somehow fixing my desktop background so that I can't change it. :(
I'm running W10 32bit home edition.
I've tried gpedit.msc - not available on home version.
I've managed to...
I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 which seemed to go well, but for some reason I am unable to change my desktop background, though the normal Personalization options. I can, however, go to the "Solid" option and change it to...