Windows 7 black background fix

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A seemingly pesky problem that I have a seen a couple of times with fresh installs of Windows 7 is the black background that displays despite what background is set under the personalization settings.  In playing with this, even setting the background forcibly with a local policy setting has no affect on the black background continuing to display. 

Resolution:

Add the following registry key as a String value if it doesn’t exist:

Wallpaper

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Control Panel\\Desktop]

In the “Wallpaper” string value, you will enter the value for the desktop wallpaper:

For example: c:\\windows\\web\\wallpaper\\somewallpaper.jpg