Enabling Windows® Background
What are the techniques to enable and change desktop background of Windows?
Windows desktop background is the main area of the screen that most users see at first after the booting of Windows. Users can set a background picture on their desktop or opt to use no picture at all. It is quite frustrating when users notice that the desktop background gets disabled. This is a very common problem that the Windows desktop background gets disabled suddenly and user doesn’t know what needs to be done to get it restored or enabled. In most of the cases, it would be a white screen or another picture which was not set previously by the user. There are several issues caused when the Windows themes gets altered and as a result, user settings such as desktop icons, desktop background gets changed. Even though it doesn’t delete any files from the computer, the change in desktop background might create difficulty for users. This change in settings can be regained without any much complication and doesn’t need much effort.
The following details give users more information regarding tips to change Windows Desktop Background:
- Verify Administrator Privileges
- Check for Spyware
- Fix registry Problems
Verify Administrator Privileges
If it was changed in the 'Theme' settings by the user that caused this issue, then, it is quite easy to regain background. In order to enable the desktop background, the user needs to log in as an Administrator, as other users don’t have the option to change settings. Also changing the specified settings in Display Properties can enable the Desktop Background.
Check for Spyware
The change in Desktop Background can be caused by a virus or a spyware. When a computer gets infected, the virus may disable the desktop background and may set their picture which creates an odd effect. In these cases, users are suggested to scan their computer with antivirus software. Once the virus in removed from the computer, the user will get their desktop background enabled.
Registry is the area where any changes made in the system are registered. Any changes in the registry may lead to this issue. Desktop settings may get altered in the registry when user installs software or can be altered due to a virus issue. If the issue persists after removing the virus, then the specified settings for the Desktop Background in Registry needs to be changed. User may also try Windows System Restore to get the settings back.
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