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Old 08-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's the problem: ANY picture I have on my PC - doesn't matter what format it is in - is not able be set as a background image for my desktop. I get this error message every time I try - "This image can't be set as wallpaper. An internal error occurred." Any ideas how to fix this?
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Right click on desktop, select personalize, click on desktop background, choose to browse for picture on your computer.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Right click on desktop, select personalize, click on desktop background, choose to browse for picture on your computer.
That only seems to change the screen saver. I want to change my actual wallpaper in the background. Doing what you suggested doesn't change that at all.
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You don't see desktop background in the lower left of personalization?

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Happens when this file:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Th emes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg

has wrong permissions or hidden/system file attribute. Remove this file as an Administrator.
Unable to change a wallpaper: Internal error | Phuket Information Technology Blog

here's a reg file to allow or prevent desktop changes
Desktop Background - Allow or Prevent Changing - Windows 7 Forums
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