Why can't I change my desktop wallpaper

By Lawman
Feb 9, 2012
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  1. I restored my computer the other and now it's not letting me change my wallpaper it sez:
    "This image can't be set as wallpaper. An internal error occurred"
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,112   +223

    What Operating System are you using? XP, Vista or W7 ?
    Also, what is the exact error code?
  3. Cerf

    Cerf Newcomer, in training Posts: 31

    From where you try to set it? From Internet Explorer or Windows Photo Viewer?
  4. Lawman

    Lawman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I use windows 7 Home premuim 64Bit
    And I tryed it from intetnet explorer, and I did save the imaage as well onto my desktop but still isn't letting me to set to desktop background. I have read a number of forums where people have experienced the same problem after restoring there computer. Also icons have gone transparent which I have fixed.
    Error message was: "This image can't be set as wallpaper. An internal error occurred"
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,112   +223

    NO guarantee this will help, but from the W7 forums http://www.sevenforums.com/customiz...top-wallpaper-windows-7-home-premium-x64.html

    Other than that, you might look here http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/windows-7/
  6. Lawman

    Lawman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    That didn't help any more suggestions
  7. wrt54gs7

    wrt54gs7 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 131

    start in safe mode, open cmd.exe (as admin), type "sfc /scannow" without quotes.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,112   +223

    Ok, try this Start> Pictures>IF they're in a folder,click it to open it & then pick the picture you want on your desktop & RIGHT click it. and in the menu It should say ; Set As Desktop Background,click it & it should appear. I just did so on a friends Vista Home Premium. Good luck.:)


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