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Minor curiosity - Windows Update removed my desktop wallpaper

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had a photo I took as my desktop wallpaper; after updating to Win10 2004 it's now just plain black.

 

It's not a big deal, and it's trivial to change it back, but does anyone know what might have caused this?


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By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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one of the older features of unlicensed windows was removing your desktop background and setting it to black, although that was all the way back with windows 7 if I recall. Possible that some of that vestigial code was executed this one time.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

one of the older features of unlicensed windows was removing your desktop background and setting it to black, although that was all the way back with windows 7 if I recall. Possible that some of that vestigial code was executed this one time.

That's odd - my Windows installation is correctly licensed...

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pythonmegapixel

into tech, public transport and architecture // amateur programmer // youtuber // beginner photographer

Thanks for reading all this by the way!

By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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Maybe your wallpaper was stored in Windows directory and upgrade creates new one. I don't think you lose anything else.

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When their happens, it is typically because you set as a wallpaper an image, but deleted or moved the image after. If you don't want to see your image where you have it, and can't find a spot of your linking, then, before setting it as background image again, place it in C:\Users\<Account Name>\AppData (hidden folder)\Roaming. Or another good spot but it will shared with other users if any, to C:\Users\Public\Documents

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