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shaneblyth
29-05-2005, 03:00 PM
on winxp the display properties box is missing the "Desktop" tab
the desktop picture is now permanently an HTML file

I have removed all spyware and Viruses etc from my mates system but how do I get the "desktop" tab turned back on again so I can choose a wallpaper for him.

everything else seems fine

cheers

shaneblyth
29-05-2005, 03:30 PM
here was the answer I had to create one of these registry entires as it didnt exist

1) click 'start' then 'run'

2) type in 'regedit'

3) a scary looking thing loads, on the left there is a few folders named HKEY somethingorother, click HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then 'software', then 'microsoft', then 'windows' then 'currentversion', then click 'policies', and finally click 'system'

4) 5 icons should now have appeared on the right (see pic here: http://www.insomniafm.co.uk/upload/files/v2/./userfiles/DjSylva/regedit1.JPG)

5) double click the files NoDispBackgroundPage and NoDispAppearancePage and change their value from 1 to 0



on winxp the display properties box is missing the "Desktop" tab
the desktop picture is now permanently an HTML file

I have removed all spyware and Viruses etc from my mates system but how do I get the "desktop" tab turned back on again so I can choose a wallpaper for him.

everything else seems fine

cheers