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Following are the available video tutorials. Note they do not have sound.
 
 
 

 
Change your wallpaper to a pre-packaged Windows display in Windows XP
 
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel to open the control panel options.
  3. If "Switch to Category View" appears in the left pane, click on it so that you see "Switch to Classic View."
  4. Click Appearance and Themes on the right.
  5. Click Change the Desktop background to open a Display Properties dialog box.
    Below the picture of the computer monitor, is a scrolling list of backgrounds from which you can select.
  6. To preview a background, click on a selection, and a preview of it appears in the computer monitor above.
  7. When you find a background you like, click the OK button. Your new wallpaper appears on your computer screen.
  8. Click the X in the right corner to close any open windows or click the minimize button to minimize the window so you can see your desktop.

Personalize your wallpaper to use a picture of your own as your background in Windows XP
 
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Control Panel to open the control panel options.
3. If "Switch to Category View" appears in the left pane, click on it so that you see "Switch to Classic View."
4. Click Appearance and Themes on the right.
5. Click Change the Desktop background to open a Display Properties dialog box.
6. Click the Browse button to the right of the scrolling box.
The Browse dialog box displays. Your computer automatically looks for your personal pictures in your “My Pictures” folder. The folder name appears at the top of the window, in the “Look in” box.
 
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If you do not see any pictures or files in the dialog window or if you have saved the picture you want in another folder, skip to Step 7b. If you do see pictures, continue with step 7a.

7a. If the “My Pictures” folder is where you store your pictures, browse through your pictures by placing your pointer on the scroll bar, and while holding down your mouse button, drag the bar slowly down until you see a picture you like.
8a. When you see a picture you want to use for your desktop background, click on it, and click the Open button. That brings you back to the Display Properties dialog box.
9a. Below the Browse button there is a Position box. Click the arrow on the Position box and click Tile, Center or Stretch to select the placement for the picture on your desktop.
10a. Click the OK button.
Your new wallpaper appears on your computer screen.
11a. Click the X in the right corner to close any open windows or click the minimize button to minimize the window so you can see your desktop.

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7b. If you don’t see any pictures in the My Pictures folder, click the arrow on the “Look in” box, and navigate to the folder where your pictures are stored. You may have to go to “Local Disk (C:)” in order to locate the folder in which they are stored.
8b. When you have selected the folder where your pictures are located, if you do not see “thumbnails” (small previews) of them, click the View button on the far right of the toolbar and click Thumbnails.
9b. Click the picture you want, and click the Open button. That will bring you back to the Display Properties dialog box.
10b. Click the OK button.
Your new wallpaper appears on your computer screen.
11b. Click the X in the right corner to close any open windows or click the minimize button to minimize the window so you can see your desktop.

Use a Picture from an Internet Site as Your Background
 
  1. Open Internet Explorer (or the web browser of your choice).
  2. Navigate to an Internet website.
    Note: Don’t know what website to get wallpaper from? A Google search for images is a good place to start looking. Go to http://www.google.com and click Images above the Search box. Then type a search word such as animals or mountains and click the Search Images button. When you find a thumbnail (small preview) of an image you like, click the thumbnail; then click See full size image.
    Also, Digital Blasphemy at http://www.digitalblasphemy.com is a nice site for some scenic wallpaper.
  3. When you see a full size image you like, right-click on the image, and a pop-up menu appears.
  4. Click Set as Background.
  5. Click the X in the right corner to close any open windows or click the minimize button to minimize the window so you can see your desktop.
 
 
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