Unable to change background picture in Windows 7 (KB2504610)

This issue can be caused by one or more of the following issues:

  • There are third-party applications like Display Manager from Samsung. (resolution, uninstall)
  • Background setting in the power options is disabled
  • The Remove background images option is incorrectly checked (Control Panel\Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center\Make the computer easier to see)
  • Domain policy disables the background changing
  • Corrupted TranscodedWallpaper.jpg
  • You are using Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Basic; these versions of Windows 7 do not support changing the desktop background picture

Read the KB article for resolutions, and once fixed head over to our background and wallpaper gallery to get some great desktop backgrounds

Rob