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How to Enable / Disable Changing Themes, Wallpapers and Other Desktop Settings? soccernut43, Oct 27, 2007 #1 Sponsor Claymore Joined: May 20, 2005 Messages: 2,548 Cannot change wallpaper Open up the Registry editor by going to Start => Run and typing in When enabled, this setting disables the "Windows and buttons" drop-down list on the Appearance tab in Display Properties.]] This registry key is what disables the "Windows and buttons" style control: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. check over here

Disable "Remove background images (where available)" I hope that's works for all! Also Check: How to Restrict Users from Changing Desktop Wallpaper in Windows? On the Desktop tab, all the choices are shown, but if I click on any of them, the entire dialog box closes and nothing happens, the desktop remains blue. Yes the Themes service is running and is set for "Automatic" Yes, I have all the latest drivers for everything.

Mands replied Nov 6, 2016 at 4:35 AM Need help with drivers/ WIFI... If you are also facing such problems, this tutorial will help you in fixing the issue. Add to Want to watch this again later? Under the Visual Effects tab check the box 'Use visual styles on windows and buttons'. ----------------------------------------------------------- Claymore, Oct 28, 2007 #2 soccernut43 Thread Starter Joined: Oct 27, 2007 Messages: 13

Such kind of issues might occur if there are some kind of restrictions exist in Registry which are preventing users from customizing Desktop wallpaper. for your help. Kurtjan MIHAYLOV 166 views 2:50 How To: Install Themes On Windows XP - Duration: 9:16. In the desktop part the background pictures you can choose can't be chosen, like Aquarium, and the Browse button Position are grayed out.

it really helps us. :) usman thank you very much...Method 1 worked for me on win 8.1. Click the 'Web' tab and delete everything except "My current Home page" Uncheck (clear) 'My current Home page'. Newton's second law for individual forces n-dimensional circles! http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1277302 Only Classic View available.

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Under these keys, if you see "ActiveDesktop" key, delete it. 3. Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop Click Desktop again. Empty its contents. Rafael Try a simple solution! 1.

XP Display Properties Dialog & Information http://www.tgtsoft.com/sb_help/xp.htm ____________________________Users Helping Users RE: Can't change appearance of Windows Aeroboy (IS/IT--Management) (OP) 12 Sep 06 18:34 Thanks for the tips! http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change-ownership-to-uid-0-gid-0.html RE: Can't change appearance of Windows bcastner (IS/IT--Management) 11 Sep 06 22:04 Quote:If the Windows XP Style choice isn't available, the Visual styles are implemented by the Themes service.If the service Nicolae Casîr 441 views 1:03 How to Restore, Fix, Replace Rundll32.exe for Windows XP by Britec - Duration: 2:44. Method 1.

To restore the Windows XP styles. You have an OEM version of Windows XP and the provider didn't include the Windows XP Luna theme nor did they include any new Windows and Buttons themes. 2. That is, select all the text and delete it. this content Preventing any change until I found askvg.

SHe already had it set "Let windows choose best settings" and that box was checked. Noman Ansari thankx ......uuuuu very much...nice R&D ollie Thanks!!! SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 2.0 Written by Bobbi Flekman 2006 (C) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\ActiveDesktop HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Associations HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Explorer NoDriveTypeAutoRun REG_DWORD 145 (0x91) NoSetActiveDesktop REG_DWORD 1 (0x1) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Explorer\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\System SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 2.0 Written

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You can't find this answer by using Start Search. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\Activ eDesktop NoChangingWallpaper REG_DWORD 1 (0x1) hmmmm....... Close explorer windows. 4] If not, try this. Its blocks the change.

What next?? Wallpaper was not changing and now it is ....... SteelWerX Registry Console Tool 2.0 Written by Bobbi Flekman 2006 (C) Error: Key: software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\policies does not exist! http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change.html Working...

I thought i could not activate my pirate windows :D d burgess Thanks !!. soccernut43, Oct 28, 2007 #3 devil_himself Joined: Apr 7, 2007 Messages: 4,910 Download the Attached File > Unzip it > Double Click on 'Regquery.bat' > A Notepad will pop up > Next in the right side, right-click > New > DWORD > name it as NoChangingWallPaper. Save, Apply, Exit.

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Prevent selection of windows and buttons styles [[Prevents users from changing the visual style of the windows and buttons displayed on their screens. sfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file. Sign in Statistics 2,521 views 2 Like this video? Advertisement soccernut43 Thread Starter Joined: Oct 27, 2007 Messages: 13 My daughter has a Dell XPS M1210 laptop running Windows XP Media Center Edition.

Edited by starjax, 20 October 2007 - 05:39 PM. Solved: Can't change themes or desktop background Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by soccernut43, Oct 27, 2007. Join our site today to ask your question. Im need help!

Close Box Join Tek-Tips Today! Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Use Windows Live Register now! Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. My problem is that I cannot change the desktop background color or the desktop theme.

soccernut43, Oct 28, 2007 #8 devil_himself Joined: Apr 7, 2007 Messages: 4,910 Glad You Got It Fixed .... No other tips worked. Changing back to Standard left several settings in the "ease of use", including the "remove background". The second method : I found only one "Active Desktop" in "local_machine" and no "wallpaper" keys, and when i reboot, nothing :( Third method : I don't found it, i'm french