How to Change Your Desktop Background In Windows – Steps To Change Desktop Background

Easy Steps to Change Wallpaper Picture of Computer – Simple Steps for Windows

Change Desktop Background Wallpaper – Change Desktop Background Wallpaper – Wallpaper is the background image that appears on your desktop and most of the users like to change it frequently.

This may seems very simple for the most of the computer users but it could be a tough task for the people who are the beginners and just started their computing experience.

We are going to tell you step by step how to change your computers ‘desktop background’ picture or ‘wallpaper’.

Easy Step By Step Guide To Change Desktop Background Wallpaper Picture:

  1. Change Wallpaper In Windows XP or Previous Versions:

Though Microsoft has stopped its support update services for Windows XP, but still there is a mass that use Win XP versions till the date today. So we included Win XP in this topic. To change the wallpaper, follow the steps.

Step 1: Press Right button of mouse on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Properties’, a new window will open.

Step 3: Go to the ‘Desktop’ Tab and you will find the Background settings.

Step 4: Select the wallpaper from the default list or press ‘Browse’ button to select the picture.

Step 5: Press ‘Apply’ button and then ‘Ok’ button.

 

How to Change Desktop Background Wallpaper Through Control Panel:

Step 1: Go to the ‘Start’ menu and then Select ‘Control Panel’.

Step 2: Select ‘Appearance and Themes’ and then go to the ‘Display’.

Step 3: Go to the ‘Desktop’ Tab and you will find the Background settings.

Step 4: Select the wallpaper from the default list or press ‘Browse’ button to select the picture.

Step 5: Press ‘Apply’ button and then ‘Ok’ button.

  1. Steps to Change Wallpaper in Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10:

Windows Vista and Window 7 are also old versions but still used by the several users. Windows 8 is the almost 5 years old and Windows 10 is the latest one operating system and has the same process to change the wallpaper. So let’s also see the steps to change desktop background or wallpaper.

Step 1: Press Right button of mouse on the ‘Computer’ icon on the desktop.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Personalize’, a new window will open.

Step 3: Choose ‘Desktop Background’ option.

Step 4: Select the wallpaper from the default list or press ‘Browse’ button to select the picture.

Step 5: Press ‘Save Changes’ button.

 

Easy Steps to Change Desktop  Background image in Windows 10:

Step 1: Go to the ‘Start’ menu and then Select ‘Settings’.

Step 2: A new window will appear, Select ‘Personalization’.

Step 3: Select ‘Background’ and ‘choose your picture’ or Browse for more pictures.

Step 4: Once you select the picture for your desktop background, just close the ‘Personalization’ window. And you’re done.

All the above mentioned methods are the basic methods to change desktop background wallpaper on the Windows. But there is one more method which is common for all Windows types like (XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10).

Change Desktop background wallpaper through ‘Set as Desktop Background’

Step 1: Press Right button of mouse on the picture.

Step 2: Select the option ‘Set as Desktop Background’.

This is the simplest method to change the wallpaper of your computer and in any Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10). I hope you will like all these methods, and help the ‘newbies’ or ‘beginners’ who have just started their experience in this computing field.

FAQ:

Question 1. Can I have a GIF as my wallpaper?

Answer: No, as the windows doesn’t support animated GIF as background wallpaper. To do this you will be needed 3rd party software like BioniX Animated Wallpaper.

Question 2. What is the simplest method to change computer wallpaper?

Answer: Select the picture you want as wallpaper, then press the right button of mouse on it and Select “Set as desktop background”.

Question 3. How do I reduce size of desktop background wallpaper in Windows 8?

Answer: Press the right button of mouse on the desktop screen. Select personalize and click on Desktop Background at the bottom of the screen. Select the picture and change the Picture position to Centre from the dropdown list.

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