While laptops can provide a full PC computing experience on the go, netbooks are geared primarily toward simple computing tasks such as checking e-mail, word processing, and browsing the Internet. HP is one maker of netbooks and depending on your model, provides one of two preinstalled operating systems: Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Premium. If you have the Home Premium version, changing your background is a simple process. However, if you have the Starter edition, you will have to use a third-party tool to change the background.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Right-click on the desktop and choose "Personalize."
Click on "Desktop Background."
Navigate to the folder with your picture and select the picture you want to use.
Click "Save changes."
Windows 7 Starter
Download a third-party application designed to change your background. Several of these are available online. See Resources for a few examples.
Install the program by following the on-screen instructions.
Run the program.
Click on "Browse" or "Choose" and navigate to the folder with your picture and select the picture you want to use.
Save your changes to set the new background.
- Note that "working around the technical limitations" of Windows 7 Starter does violate the EULA of the software package. Downloading a package to modify the software is done so at your own risk.
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