Change Default Wallpaper...How?

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Jason Roberts, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Hi. Not a big problem really.

    When ever you create a new user account in Windows XP, the default settings are loaded. One thing I wanted changed is the wallpaper. I have a good wallpaper that i would like to have my computer set for every account I create instread of the default Bliss wallpaper. Is this possible and if yes, how? Thanks.:)
     
  2. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    not possible, you'll have to do it manually .. I would think you would have to alter the os source to do it ...
     
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    you could change the bliss file to the pic you wanted, and then rename bliss to "ms bliss" or something - thats probably the easier way - Companies do this on pre-built machines... my gf's mum just bought an advent machine last week and it came with an advent wallpaper on - so it must be possible - just not sure how. Perhaps with the unattended install app?
     
  4. Corvette

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    Or set a group policy locking the background wallpaper (XP Pro only)
     
  5. funky dredd

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    Use group policy and change the active desktop to whatever you want.
     
  6. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    You're so right Funky Dredd! (Remember if you have XP Home Edition you are out of luck)
     
  7. funky dredd

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    That's correct, only on XP Pro.
     
  8. Corvette

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    Just go Start>Run and type GPEDIT.msc
     
  9. Thank you all. I do have both versions of Windows XP. I will go into XP Pro and then alter the setting soon after I get off the net.

    PS: Off Topic: How do I add an image to my signature in this forums?
     
  10. Corvette

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    I'll put that in a new thread in Themes and Graphics
     
  11. Corvette

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    FYI!

    You also you can do more then set default backgrounds with Group Polices. If you use StyleXP and you want to only be able to use 1 Visual Style because everyone only likes that one, It can be done with Group Polices (Hey you can even change Throbbers without using Edensoft My Logo)