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  #1  
Old January 27th 07, 11:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
No_Name
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Default Wallpaper WON'T change - not CAN'T.

There's a subtle difference with my predicament.

I'm not unable to change my wallpaper, it does change, but it's as if
it lies 'underneath' my current wallpaper, only to be seen once i log
off and log back in, or restart the computer.

I've tried enabling/disabling my desktop (i think?).

I'm running windows xp.

The computer appears to 'work' when i click OK or apply to change the
wallpaper, but no change is seen. Once i log off or restart the
computer, the new wallpaper has is seen. If i want to change it
again, i have to repeat the process.
Simply clicking refresh on the desktop does not solve this.

I downloaded the SmitFraudFix and it seems to work, and i will be able
to change the wallpaper with instant results, but after i reboot, i'll
have to run smitfraudfix again to change my wallpaper. What's going
on?

I hope with the knowledge of what SmitFraudFix does physically to
files, someone can help. I read that smitfraud generates a warning
message about an infection on your system in the form of a wallpaper
(?) and urges you to buy corrupt software or something, but i have no
such messages. there appears to be absolutely no problems with my
computer, other than the wallpaper not changing.

Please help.

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  #2  
Old January 27th 07, 05:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Smoker
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Default Wallpaper WON'T change - not CAN'T.


wrote in message
oups.com...
There's a subtle difference with my predicament.

I'm not unable to change my wallpaper, it does change, but it's as if
it lies 'underneath' my current wallpaper, only to be seen once i log
off and log back in, or restart the computer.

I've tried enabling/disabling my desktop (i think?).

I'm running windows xp.

The computer appears to 'work' when i click OK or apply to change the
wallpaper, but no change is seen. Once i log off or restart the
computer, the new wallpaper has is seen. If i want to change it
again, i have to repeat the process.
Simply clicking refresh on the desktop does not solve this.

I downloaded the SmitFraudFix and it seems to work, and i will be able
to change the wallpaper with instant results, but after i reboot, i'll
have to run smitfraudfix again to change my wallpaper. What's going
on?

I hope with the knowledge of what SmitFraudFix does physically to
files, someone can help. I read that smitfraud generates a warning
message about an infection on your system in the form of a wallpaper
(?) and urges you to buy corrupt software or something, but i have no
such messages. there appears to be absolutely no problems with my
computer, other than the wallpaper not changing.

Never heard of the Smit thing. Most of us have used the free Irfanview
because it is handy for nearly everything graphic www.irfanview.com

It will open your graphic and set it as wallpaper and keep it there. It's
possibly the best free app on the Internet.


  #3  
Old February 1st 07, 03:39 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
No_Name
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Default Wallpaper WON'T change - not CAN'T.

On Jan 28, 4:13 am, "Smoker" wrote:
wrote in message

oups.com...



There's a subtle difference with my predicament.


I'm not unable to change mywallpaper, it does change, but it's as if
it lies 'underneath' my currentwallpaper, only to be seen once i log
off and log back in, or restart the computer.


I've tried enabling/disabling my desktop (i think?).


I'm running windows xp.


The computer appears to 'work' when i click OK or apply to change the
wallpaper, but no change is seen. Once i log off or restart the
computer, the newwallpaperhas is seen. If i want to change it
again, i have to repeat the process.
Simply clicking refresh on the desktop does not solve this.


I downloaded the SmitFraudFix and it seems to work, and i will be able
to change thewallpaperwith instant results, but after i reboot, i'll
have to run smitfraudfix again to change mywallpaper. What's going
on?


I hope with the knowledge of what SmitFraudFix does physically to
files, someone can help. I read that smitfraud generates a warning
message about an infection on your system in the form of awallpaper
(?) and urges you to buy corrupt software or something, but i have no
such messages. there appears to be absolutely no problems with my
computer, other than thewallpapernot changing.


Never heard of the Smit thing. Most of us have used the free Irfanview
because it is handy for nearly everything graphicwww.irfanview.com

It will open your graphic and set it aswallpaperand keep it there. It's
possibly the best free app on the Internet.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -



I've discovered that all i have to do is show/unshow desktop icons,
which seems to be a 'stronger' type of refresh from Right-Click
DesktopRefresh. After i show/unshow icons, i can change the
wallpaper to whatever i want. But after i log-off and log back in, or
restart the computer, i have to repeat the process.

What could be going on?

  #4  
Old February 17th 07, 04:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Darcy
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Default Missing wallpaper

Hi, I had the exact same problem where my wallpaper stayed the solid colour, nothing I found worked except this, Right Click on desktop Properties Themes Tab then in the drop down box restore it to the original "Windows XP" theme then apply, then back to they way you want it with your own picture and it worked properly for me this time. Hope this helped someone =]

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Old October 20th 10, 04:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Robert Adrian Dizon
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Default I had this problem and found the solution

I had this problem for months now with my office PC and I just found the solution.

I just unchecked the "Lock Web Items on Desktop" - which is found by right-click on desktop, arrange icons by, then there.

Just thought I should share here, even if its 3 years late. I can finally change my wallpapers now.

On Saturday, January 27, 2007 6:52 AM andy.v.hu wrote:


There's a subtle difference with my predicament.

I'm not unable to change my wallpaper, it does change, but it's as if
it lies 'underneath' my current wallpaper, only to be seen once i log
off and log back in, or restart the computer.

I've tried enabling/disabling my desktop (i think?).

I'm running windows xp.

The computer appears to 'work' when i click OK or apply to change the
wallpaper, but no change is seen. Once i log off or restart the
computer, the new wallpaper has is seen. If i want to change it
again, i have to repeat the process.
Simply clicking refresh on the desktop does not solve this.

I downloaded the SmitFraudFix and it seems to work, and i will be able
to change the wallpaper with instant results, but after i reboot, i'll
have to run smitfraudfix again to change my wallpaper. What's going
on?

I hope with the knowledge of what SmitFraudFix does physically to
files, someone can help. I read that smitfraud generates a warning
message about an infection on your system in the form of a wallpaper
(?) and urges you to buy corrupt software or something, but i have no
such messages. there appears to be absolutely no problems with my
computer, other than the wallpaper not changing.

Please help.



On Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:13 PM Smoker wrote:


wrote in message
oups.com...
Never heard of the Smit thing. Most of us have used the free Irfanview
because it is handy for nearly everything graphic www.irfanview.com

It will open your graphic and set it as wallpaper and keep it there. It's
possibly the best free app on the Internet.



On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:39 PM andy.v.hu wrote:


On Jan 28, 4:13 am, "Smoker" wrote:


I've discovered that all i have to do is show/unshow desktop icons,
which seems to be a 'stronger' type of refresh from Right-Click
DesktopRefresh. After i show/unshow icons, i can change the
wallpaper to whatever i want. But after i log-off and log back in, or
restart the computer, i have to repeat the process.

What could be going on?



On Friday, February 16, 2007 11:20 PM Darcy wrote:


Hi, I had the exact same problem where my wallpaper stayed the solid colour, nothing I found worked except this, Right Click on desktop Properties Themes Tab then in the drop down box restore it to the original "Windows XP" theme then apply, then back to they way you want it with your own picture and it worked properly for me this time. Hope this helped someone =]



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  #6  
Old October 20th 10, 01:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Dick Burns
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Default I had this problem and found the solution

Ignorant Deadhead Egghead..replying to a post from 2007 and changing the
subject. Do you really think the OP is coming back to see your reply? And,
how would he find it since you changed the subject.


"Robert Adrian Dizon" wrote in message
...
I had this problem for months now with my office PC and I just found the
solution.

I just unchecked the "Lock Web Items on Desktop" - which is found by
right-click on desktop, arrange icons by, then there.

Just thought I should share here, even if its 3 years late. I can finally
change my wallpapers now.

On Saturday, January 27, 2007 6:52 AM andy.v.hu wrote:


There's a subtle difference with my predicament.

I'm not unable to change my wallpaper, it does change, but it's as if
it lies 'underneath' my current wallpaper, only to be seen once i log
off and log back in, or restart the computer.

I've tried enabling/disabling my desktop (i think?).

I'm running windows xp.

The computer appears to 'work' when i click OK or apply to change the
wallpaper, but no change is seen. Once i log off or restart the
computer, the new wallpaper has is seen. If i want to change it
again, i have to repeat the process.
Simply clicking refresh on the desktop does not solve this.

I downloaded the SmitFraudFix and it seems to work, and i will be able
to change the wallpaper with instant results, but after i reboot, i'll
have to run smitfraudfix again to change my wallpaper. What's going
on?

I hope with the knowledge of what SmitFraudFix does physically to
files, someone can help. I read that smitfraud generates a warning
message about an infection on your system in the form of a wallpaper
(?) and urges you to buy corrupt software or something, but i have no
such messages. there appears to be absolutely no problems with my
computer, other than the wallpaper not changing.

Please help.



On Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:13 PM Smoker wrote:


wrote in message
oups.com...
Never heard of the Smit thing. Most of us have used the free Irfanview
because it is handy for nearly everything graphic www.irfanview.com

It will open your graphic and set it as wallpaper and keep it there.
It's
possibly the best free app on the Internet.



On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:39 PM andy.v.hu wrote:


On Jan 28, 4:13 am, "Smoker" wrote:


I've discovered that all i have to do is show/unshow desktop icons,
which seems to be a 'stronger' type of refresh from Right-Click
DesktopRefresh. After i show/unshow icons, i can change the
wallpaper to whatever i want. But after i log-off and log back in, or
restart the computer, i have to repeat the process.

What could be going on?



On Friday, February 16, 2007 11:20 PM Darcy wrote:


Hi, I had the exact same problem where my wallpaper stayed the solid
colour, nothing I found worked except this, Right Click on desktop
Properties Themes Tab then in the drop down box restore it to the
original "Windows XP" theme then apply, then back to they way you want
it with your own picture and it worked properly for me this time. Hope
this helped someone =]



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Old March 24th 11, 11:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
A W
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Default Ignorant Deadhead Egghead..

You know what, Mr. Burns? The suggestion made by Mr. Dizon helped me. So while it's true that this may be a "dead" thread, the information in the thread is still helpful. I see no reason to chide him for having offered information to help others. It appears many people have run into this problem and for me, this was the only suggestion I found that actually made a difference.

Have a great day, everyone.

On Saturday, January 27, 2007 6:52 AM andy.v.hu wrote:


There's a subtle difference with my predicament.

I'm not unable to change my wallpaper, it does change, but it's as if
it lies 'underneath' my current wallpaper, only to be seen once i log
off and log back in, or restart the computer.

I've tried enabling/disabling my desktop (i think?).

I'm running windows xp.

The computer appears to 'work' when i click OK or apply to change the
wallpaper, but no change is seen. Once i log off or restart the
computer, the new wallpaper has is seen. If i want to change it
again, i have to repeat the process.
Simply clicking refresh on the desktop does not solve this.

I downloaded the SmitFraudFix and it seems to work, and i will be able
to change the wallpaper with instant results, but after i reboot, i'll
have to run smitfraudfix again to change my wallpaper. What's going
on?

I hope with the knowledge of what SmitFraudFix does physically to
files, someone can help. I read that smitfraud generates a warning
message about an infection on your system in the form of a wallpaper
(?) and urges you to buy corrupt software or something, but i have no
such messages. there appears to be absolutely no problems with my
computer, other than the wallpaper not changing.

Please help.



On Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:13 PM Smoker wrote:


wrote in message
oups.com...
Never heard of the Smit thing. Most of us have used the free Irfanview
because it is handy for nearly everything graphic www.irfanview.com

It will open your graphic and set it as wallpaper and keep it there. It's
possibly the best free app on the Internet.



On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:39 PM andy.v.hu wrote:


On Jan 28, 4:13 am, "Smoker" wrote:


I've discovered that all i have to do is show/unshow desktop icons,
which seems to be a 'stronger' type of refresh from Right-Click
DesktopRefresh. After i show/unshow icons, i can change the
wallpaper to whatever i want. But after i log-off and log back in, or
restart the computer, i have to repeat the process.

What could be going on?



On Friday, February 16, 2007 11:20 PM Darcy wrote:


Hi, I had the exact same problem where my wallpaper stayed the solid colour, nothing I found worked except this, Right Click on desktop Properties Themes Tab then in the drop down box restore it to the original "Windows XP" theme then apply, then back to they way you want it with your own picture and it worked properly for me this time. Hope this helped someone =]



On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:10 PM Robert Adrian Dizon wrote:


I had this problem for months now with my office PC and I just found the solution.



I just unchecked the "Lock Web Items on Desktop" - which is found by right-click on desktop, arrange icons by, then there.



Just thought I should share here, even if its 3 years late. I can finally change my wallpapers now.



On Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:45 AM Dick Burns wrote:


Ignorant Deadhead Egghead..replying to a post from 2007 and changing the
subject. Do you really think the OP is coming back to see your reply? And,
how would he find it since you changed the subject.




 




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