Is it possible in Windows 7 to set the desktop wallpaper to no bitmap at all? Perhaps through a registry setting?

  • Interesting. For what purpose exactly?
    – Martheen
    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:37
  • Is this for a base image deployment (ie. Zero Touch Deployment)? Or to automate your manual installations (ie. autounattend.xml)? Or just a single computer, one of change (for all users or just one user??) ?
    – ovann86
    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:45
  • single computer. Jul 10, 2011 at 9:46
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    You can set it to a solid color. Is that what you mean? Jul 10, 2011 at 9:49

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How to change the desktop background to a a solid colour

  1. Right click on a blank area of the desktop
  2. Select 'Personalise'
  3. Click on the 'Desktop Background' icon at the bottom of the window
  4. Under 'Picture Location' select 'Solid Colours'
  5. Select the colour of your choosing
  6. Then select 'Save changes'

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You may want to use the 'More' option to choose a more specific colour/shade.

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