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GameJunkie
01-02-2010, 10:56 PM
is there a way to lock the desktop background on my vista desktop?

my brother keeps changing it back to his own one and its annoying the parents a bit:badpc:

cheers

Speedy Gonzales
01-02-2010, 10:58 PM
What version of vista?

Sweep
01-02-2010, 10:59 PM
is there a way to lock the desktop background on my vista desktop?

my brother keeps changing it back to his own one and its annoying the parents a bit:badpc:

cheers

It would appear that it is annoying you if it is yours.

Has each user got a profile?

GameJunkie
01-02-2010, 11:03 PM
home premium

its not mine per say,more the parents pc that i use when i cant be bothered lugging my laptop down from upstairs.

just the one profile sweep

Burnzee
01-02-2010, 11:08 PM
Hi GameJunkie

The easiest way would be to create multiple accounts with passwords. Use them and make sure you and your parents log out.

BURNZEE

Sweep
01-02-2010, 11:12 PM
Well I would set up users and permissions on the desktop.

If you have pemission from your parents who are annoyed.

Burnzee
01-02-2010, 11:31 PM
Hi GameJunkie

Just found STEADY STATE (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx). Seems Microsoft has you covered. It's a free download.

Get it before your brother does!!

BURNZEE

GameJunkie
02-02-2010, 07:09 AM
i'll have a look at that burnzee

cheers

Sweep
02-02-2010, 07:22 AM
Steady state does not appear to be supported for 64 bit versions of Windows. Nor is Win 7 mentioned.

wainuitech
02-02-2010, 07:29 AM
You can try this here (http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=276764&start=0&tag=content;leftCol) - its for XP but may work in Vista - just make a restore point first if you try it.

pctek
02-02-2010, 07:46 AM
its not mine per say,more the parents pc that i use when i cant be bothered lugging my laptop down from upstairs.



Er. The whole point of a laptop is portability.

It's not your PC so why shouldn't your brother have his choice? Has he got a laptop too?