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Change picture

Posted by goldy (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 17, 11 at 18:07

I would like to change my startup picture.Is there a simple way to do this.Not puter savy.

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RE: Change picture

Do you know which picture you want to use?
Do you know where it is located on your computer?

If yes, then all you need to do is go thru Windows Explorer, select the picture with one (not two) left-click of the mouse, then right-click it once and select "Set as Desktop Background".

RE: Change picture

Hi goldy,

You should be able to Right Click on a picture of your choice and choose Set as desktop background from the list of options.

If you want to change it to one that is provided in your computer do the following:

In XP:
click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.

In Vista and Windows 7:
click Start, click Control Panel, click Personalization, and then click Desktop Background.

See if that helps.

RE: Change picture

By "start up" picture, do you mean your account picture that appears on your welcome screen when you start your computer? If so, and I think you have windows 7, right click on your desktop, choose "personalize" and on the left side, choose "change account picture". You can use the generic ones in that window, or "browse" and choose one of your own.


RE: Change picture

This web site is a God Send and you people are angels. My shihzu is now on my windows background.God bless you all.

RE: Change picture

pardon, your what ?

RE: Change picture

it's a dog Mikie! :-)

RE: Change picture

A dog like this......


RE: Change picture

That is a picture of how my dog will look full grown.He is only a pup right now and just a fur ball.if you have the time he is featured on face book somewhere.

RE: Change picture

Jean, I tried your instructions, but 'browse' is grayed out - what can I do?

RE: Change picture


What Operating System?

Check to see if the Service is set for Automatic.

Here's how:

1. Right Click My Computer (XP) or Computer (Vista/Win7) and select Manage.
2. Click on the + next to Services And Applications
3. Click on Services
4. You can select Standard or Extended View. I prefer Standard View.
5. Scroll down a bit to find the Themes service.
6. Double click the Themes service and under general make sure the Startup Type is set for Automatic .
7. Select Start if the Service is not started.
8. If it is already started, select Stop and then Select Start again.

Let us know if that helps.

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