1.    29 Jan 2016 #1
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    Desktop Background problems


    About 2 weeks ago, I haven't been able to change my desktop background. I opened the Personalization Settings and notice it goes back and forth between Picture and Solid Color. So when I try to make a picture off the internet, or a screenshot from a PC game, it changes the desktop background/Wallpaper to solid color. If I try it again, it changes back to the previous wallpaper.

    I can however see different wallpapers with the SLIDESHOW function. I then turn off slideshow and back to picture and when I reboot windows it goes back to Solid Color. Also the same happens when exiting a PC game, and sometimes the wallpaper is super distorted except for about an inch along the top.

    So in short, I can't add any new wallpapers.

    Also I have the latest Win10 Update.

    Thank you,
    Todd
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  2.    29 Jan 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuddley3 View Post
    About 2 weeks ago, I haven't been able to change my desktop background. I opened the Personalization Settings and notice it goes back and forth between Picture and Solid Color. So when I try to make a picture off the internet, or a screenshot from a PC game, it changes the desktop background/Wallpaper to solid color. If I try it again, it changes back to the previous wallpaper.
    So in short, I can't add any new wallpapers.
    Also I have the latest Win10 Update.
    Thank you,
    Todd
    Try saving what picture you prefer to.....save as (by right clicking mouse).....in Pictures....go to Personalisation.....under choose your picture click on browse...then you can use your chosen background from Pictures.
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  3.    29 Jan 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Try saving what picture you prefer to.....save as (by right clicking mouse).....in Pictures....go to Personalisation.....under choose your picture click on browse...then you can use your chosen background from Pictures.
    Same thing happens. I chose a photo from the Pictures folder and selected it and it went immediately to Solid Color. So I clicked on the drop down list and chose Picture and it showed my old background.

    I appreciate your tip, thanks for trying.

    Another thing. When PICTURE is selected, there are 5 pictures to choose from. When I click on any of them it switches to SOLID COLOR. Even the little preview window shows the photo I want, but not on the desktop.Click image for larger version. 

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  4.    29 Jan 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuddley3 View Post
    About 2 weeks ago, I haven't been able to change my desktop background. I opened the Personalization Settings and notice it goes back and forth between Picture and Solid Color. So when I try to make a picture off the internet, or a screenshot from a PC game, it changes the desktop background/Wallpaper to solid color. If I try it again, it changes back to the previous wallpaper.

    Are you saying the new wallpaper? If you don't it reverts back to the old one. Also in Windows 10 if you login with your microsoft account it will change the wallpaper on all the devices you login with that account.

    I can however see different wallpapers with the SLIDESHOW function. I then turn off slideshow and back to picture and when I reboot windows it goes back to Solid Color. Also the same happens when exiting a PC game, and sometimes the wallpaper is super distorted except for about an inch along the top.

    So in short, I can't add any new wallpapers.

    Also I have the latest Win10 Update.

    Thank you,
    Todd
    Are you saving the Wallpaper? If you don't it revert back to the Wallpaper your trying to replace. Also if you are logging in using your Microsoft account it will change the wallpaper on every device you login to with that account.
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  5.    29 Jan 2016 #5
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    Can you do a Command Prompt (admin)...right click M$ cone....and copy paste the following to check all ok.
    sfc /scannow
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  6.    29 Jan 2016 #6
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    Just right click the background in the Pictures Library and choose "Set as desktop background" from the menu.
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