Personalization help involving wallpaper


Wario50

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I change my desktop wallpaper all the time and never have any problems until today. Now whenever I go to change the wallpaper it switches to solid color and when I switch it back to image as soon as I select an image it goes right back to solid color. The 4 or 5 recent wallpapers I can click on to set them as wallpaper but if I try to use any other wallpaper, even chosen from explorer and choosing set as desktop wallpaper it goes back to solid color. I've never had this problem before and rebooting did not fix it.
 
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Windows 11 Home 22H2 (OS Build 22598.200)

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Now whenever I go to change the wallpaper it switches to solid color
You are running an Insider build, so anything is possible. But I have a machine with the same build 22598.200 of W11 Home and can change wallpaper without problems.

You could try this fix, which should work for any build of 10 or 11 when you have a problem like this.

Open Windows File Explorer
On the View Ribbon, temporarily turn o 'Hidden Items'
In the address bar paste this and hit Enter:
%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
In the resulting folder, delete the file named TranscodedWallpaper
Restart your PC and you should be able to set a new picture as your Desktop wallpaper
 

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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Things to try:

1. Make sure you are fully activated-settings-system-about-Product Key & Activation-Activation State

2. For this step you have to be viewing hidden files. Go to Control Panel-File Explorer Options-View tab-Tick 'show hidden files & folders"-apply-OK

If the TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file has become corrupted, you may be unable to change the desktop background picture.
Press Windows + R key to open Run .
Paste this in run box %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\ and hit enter
Right-click the TranscodedWallpaper file, and then click Rename.
Change the file name to TranscodedWallpaper.old, and then click Yes

If slideshow.ini is listed, double-click this file. Slideshow.ini should open in Notepad. Select all the text in slideshow.ini if any exists, and then press Delete on the keyboard. On File menu, click SAVE.

Restart and try again.

3. Check the Remove background setting under the Ease of Access settings.
Press Windows + R key to open Run window. Type control and press Enter. Click on Ease of Access Center.
Under Explore all settings, click Make the computer easier to see. Make sure that the option to Remove background images is unchecked.
Click OK twice, and then close the Ease of Access Center window

Hope one of these works for you.

Edit: Sorry I was posting while @Bree was so part of it is the same
 

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Sorry I was posting while @Bree was so part of it is the same
Well, at least we gave the same advice, so that can't be a bad thing :wink:
 

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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
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    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Wario50

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I found TranscodedWallpaper and deleted it but the same problem remains. Also the slideshow.ini was empty. I had an old app I used to use called Wallpaper Master Pro which works fine for me so I'll just continue using that for now. I bet its the preview build I am stuck on. I exited the windows insider program and took windows update off the dev build thing but it says "queued for unenrollment" whatever that means. Is there a way to get back to the normal win11 build without reinstalling windows?
 

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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core
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    ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    16gb DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB DDR6
    Sound Card
    Realtek Built-in Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG289
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1tb ssd internal, 16tb raid farm in external closure
    PSU
    Phanteks (PH-P550G_US01) AMP Series 550W 80PLUS Gold, ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design FD-CA-Focus-BK-W Focus G - Mid Tower Computer Case
    Cooling
    120mm Silent PWM Intelligent Control 5V Addressable RGB Fan x3
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I bet its the preview build I am stuck on. I exited the windows insider program and took windows update off the dev build thing but it says "queued for unenrollment" whatever that means.
I think it means that you are waiting for the release build to catch up with or overtake your installed build. That won't happen until W11 22H2 is released, probably some time in October or November.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Is there a way to get back to the normal win11 build without reinstalling windows?
No, not from a build that is higher than the current release 22000. You have to step out of Insiders then wait for the release build to be equal to or higher than your current 22598. That will not be until 22H2 is released in the 2nd half of this year.

But as I said earlier, this is not a bug in my install of 22598 Home, so it shouldn't be for you either. MS have release the ISO for this build which, as an Insider, you can download. You could try an in-place repair upgrade.

We are releasing ISOs for this build – they can be downloaded here.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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