Unable to change desktop background problem in Windows 10

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Catherine Le Nevez
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If you're having trouble changing your desktop wallpaper and are looking for a solution to this problem, you've come to the right place. Follow the fixes in this article on your computer and you will surely be able to change your computer wallpaper as before. But before moving on to the main solutions on your computer, follow these solutions to try some simpler solutions for this problem.

Alternative solutions-

1. If this is your first time facing this type of error on your computer, then a simple one start again device can solve this problem.



2. Check for update Windows is pending or not. If any of the pending Windows updates on your computer, let Windows install them on your computer. Check if you can change the wallpaper now or not.

If any of these solutions didn't work for you, look for these solutions on your computer:

Fix-1 Check if Windows is activated

If Windows 10 is not activated or the trial period has ended for Windows 10, this problem may occur. To check if Windows is activated or not, follow these steps:

1. After pressing the key Tasto Windows + I, click on “Updates and security“Settings.

2. In the Updates and Security window, scroll down on the left side to find "Activation".

3. You can check the activation status in addition to "Activation“On the right side of the Settings window.

If you realize "Windows is active“On the right side of the Settings window, then this is not the reason for your problem.

If you see "Windows is not activated"or"Windows activation expired on ...”, You will need to activate your Windows 10.



After activating Windows 10, you can easily change your desktop wallpapers.

Fix-2 Change Group Policy Editor-

Edit Local Group Policy Editor will solve your problem.

1. Press Tasto Windows + R have lunch Running window on your computer.

2. Type this command and press Pay in lunch Local Group Policy Editor window on your computer.

gpedit.msc

3. In the Local Group Policy Editor window, on the left side, go to this location-

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

4. Now, on the right side of the window, double click in "Avoid changing your desktop background”Open Ownership.

5. Under Avoid changing the desktop background window, select "Disabled"

6. Then click on "Request"Y"all right”To save the changes on your computer.


Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Now try to change the desktop background. Your problem should be solved.

Fix-3 Edit Registry Editor

By changing the value of "No changesThe registry key can solve this problem on your computer.

1. Press Tasto Windows + R together. The Running will prevail over the window.

2. In the Run window, type "regedit"And click"all right".


3. When the Registry Editor window has opened, click on "archive"And then click"Export". This will act as a backup for your registry.

4. Choose a location to store the backup and give it a name. Then click on "Save".

5. In the Registry Editor window, on the left side of the window, go to this location-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies ActiveDesktop

6. On the right side, double click in "No changes”To change the value data of the same.

7. In the Edit DWORD (32 bit) value window configure the 'Value data' to "0"And then click"all right“To save him.

Close the Registry Editor window. May need start again computer to allow the changes to be applied to the computer.

After rebooting, you will be able to change the desktop background. Your problem should be solved.

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