Fix: Windows 7 Starter edition desktop wallpaper turns black

If you do not activate and register your Windows 7 Starter Edition in time you will find that your desktop background wallpaper turns to a black screen. This is done to to indicate the the copy of Windows 7 Starter Edition is not genuine.

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Restore Windows 7 Starter edition desktop wallpaper

This tip will tell you how you can restore the background of your desktop to its original wallpaper.

To do so, open Control Panel > Display. In the left side navigation panel, click on Change color scheme.

Now in the Windows color and appearance box which opens up, from the drop-down menu under Color scheme, select Windows Classic. Click Apply. Next in the color scheme drop-down list, select Windows 7 Basic and click OK.

This will restore your Windows 7 Starter Edition wallpaper. You should now try and register your copy of Windows to make it genuine.

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This tip will help you, if you are facing this problem in your  Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter E or Windows 7 Starter N editions.

How to change wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition will also interest you.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • Mark

    Isn’t W7 Starter free?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMBCMNAZYXCHFRQS6LJNYMIV7I Ferry Indrapratama

    nothing comes free from M$oft

  • Xaccell

    No. It is not free. But there are tons of free stuff from ‘M@soft’, like one of the best FREE antivirus solutions: Microsoft Security Essentials….

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMBCMNAZYXCHFRQS6LJNYMIV7I Ferry Indrapratama

    MSE didn’t come free, you have to buy Win/OS genuine license first before use it, won’t be applied without it (M$oft never release “anything” under the GNU/GPL)

  • WaynesCellphoneDiary1

    Well the only things from Microsoft that are free are your Windows PC OS updates…. :)

  • WaynesCellphoneDiary1

    Well the only things from Microsoft that are free are your Windows PC OS updates…. :)

  • mik

    thanks boss

  • em

    this is very helpful for noobs like me. thank you very much

  • http://twitter.com/alexhodge1234 Alex Hodge

    Thanks very much :)

  • nichester2000@live.co.uk

    Thanks but I’m running Windows 7 ultimate. Any tip for that?

  • wilson

    Thank u so mush you are so very helpful :D

  • abbas

    hi.tnx a lot for solving my problem

  • Dartgagnan

    Thanks HappyAndyK – was searching all over for the solution… Worked like a charm.

  • digitalcrunch

    GNU/GPL doesn’t mean free and free doesn’t mean GNU/GPL. This is why you see “free as in beer”, not free as in freedom. You are correct they don’t release anything with freedom (GNU/GPL), but they do release some stuff free, as in beer.

  • vince

    Wow this worked perfectly for me ! and also to those who wants a free activation for windows 7 starter-ultimate you can download (Win-7 Loader) i dont know the link but you can find it from google but still it is better to but so it is legal like me

  • sne

    my laptop is a Packard bell and I cant find ”change colour scheme” after clicking control panel

  • Rai

    thank you… :)

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