Windows XP – Lost Desktop tab in Display Properties

Remove the quotes in the following steps when you actually type to text in.

1) click ‘start’ then ‘run’

2) type in ‘regedit’

3) a scary looking thing loads, on the left there is a few folders named HKEY somethingorother, click HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then ‘software’, then ‘microsoft’, then ‘windows’ then ‘currentversion’, then click ‘policies’, and finally click ‘system’

4) 5 icons should now have appeared on the right (see pic here:

5) double click the files NoDispBackgroundPage and NoDispAppearancePage and change their value from 1 to 0

6) delete the file wallpaper REG_SZ

7) close regedit

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