Monday, November 08, 2004

Screwy stuff with XP and the solution

So I had these 2 seemingly unrelated problems with XP on my tablet:

    1. I couldn't put JPG wallpaper on the desktop (very important stuff as I am sure you would agree)
    2. The right-click menu did not bring up any of the "new" options, such as "New Folder" (much more frustrating)

I was able to find a solution here on; turns out that both problems are caused by the same issue.  Visit the site for a REGEDIT fix (be careful using REGEDIT!) or use the GPEDIT described below (this does not require you to restart your system or mess around with your registry):

  • Click Start/Run and type GPEDIT.MSC
  • User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Active Desktop
  • In the right-pane, double-click Prohibit Changes and set it to Not Configured
  • In the right-pane, double-click Disable Active Desktop and set it to Not Configured

I am not totally sure what caused this issue on my Tablet, but I somehow suspect the Nvidia video card driver software because I had the option on right-click to change the Nvidia nView properties.  Anyway, if you are having similar sort of troubles, hopefully this helps. 

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