Windows® XP Wallpapers
Do you wish to know about the various wallpapers available for Windows® XP and problems you can encounter while using them?
A computer wallpaper is an image that is used on the background of the screen of your desktop PC or laptop. Computer wallpapers come in a range of dimensions, but most common ones are 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200. Microsoft®’s operating systems, such as Windows® 98, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME, and Windows® XP also include the Active Desktop® feature that allows you to use Flash®-based and other dynamic web pages as wallpapers. However, this feature is not available on Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 operating systems. Wallpapers can include pictures, like automobiles, sceneries, personal photos, celebrities, pets, etc. These pictures come in different formats, such as PNG and JPEG and you can easily use them to personalize your computer screen. Setting wallpapers on a Windows® XP operating system is not a cumbersome task, but you may still face technical difficulties.
These problems may be due to the changes in the wallpaper settings of the operating system or due to viruses and computer infections.
- Sources for Wallpapers for Windows® XP
- How to set or change wallpapers on your computer
- Problems that you can face with wallpapers on a Windows® XP-based computer
Sources for Wallpapers for Windows® XP
There are various sources from which you can get wallpapers for Windows® XP-based computer systems. All Windows® operating systems come with a range of default wallpapers and you can also use some third-party websites to download them. It is recommended to use only legitimate and reliable websites to download wallpapers as there can be some malicious applications hidden in such pictures. These malicious programs enter your PC as you download wallpapers from such websites.
How to set or change wallpapers on your computer
To set or change the wallpaper on your computer, you need to follow the given steps. Click the ‘Start’ menu and navigate to ‘Control Panel’. In the ‘Control Panel’ window, click ‘Appearance and Personalization’. Then, click ‘Desktop Background’ and select the picture or the color that you want on your computer screen. You can also right-click on a picture and select the ‘Set As Background’ option.
If you are using animated wallpapers that use a large memory space, then your computer can take a lot of time during the startup process. In addition, the Active Desktop® feature in Windows® XP operating system can cause some problems while you try to set a different picture as the desktop wallpaper. This problem can be resolved by turning off the Active Desktop®