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XP problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by Grant, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Grant

    Grant Bit Poster

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    My Mam's cousin wanted me to show him how to change his desktop background picture. Piece of cake I thought except that there is a problem I can't fix. I can change the picture no problem but in the Display icon you access via Control Panel there are only 3 tabs, not 5. The 2 missing are Screen Saver and Desktop. Can anyone tell me why these are missing and if I can get them back, how? He uses XP Home Edition.

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  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I found a few articles on the problem you are experiencing. Here are the two links:

    http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/225477-desktop-tab-missing-display-properties.html

    http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/93089/the-desktop-tab-is-missing-from-the-display-properties-in-windows-xp.html

    Hope that helps. Others suggest that it could be infected with viruses and all kinds of ad-aware, etc. Have you done a scan to make sure that it's not a virus or something?
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Try a virus scan before doing anything with the registry like the prof says, that can only lead to bigger problems.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    actually, more importantly, back up the registry before making changes
     
  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Very good points!
     
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  6. r.h.lee

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    Grant,

    Was the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system pre-loaded on the computer by an Original Equipment Manufacturer?
     
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  7. Johnd76

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    Could they have been disabled in the local group policy?
     
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  8. Theprof

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    I don't think local group policy is available in XP home.
     
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  9. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    ooops my fault, didnt see the XP Home! i need to learn to read more carefuly!!!!
     
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