Cannot Select a .jpg Image as Your Desktop Background Image

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When you try to change your desktop background (wallpaper) from a .bmp image to another image type (such as a .jpg file), the .jpg image may not appear, and the .bmp image may be stretched to a full-screen size. This problem can also occur when you switch between a .jpg image and None (no background).


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version     Size       File name
   18-Dec-2001  19:46  6.0.2600.3  8,222,208  Shell32.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 313596 - Last Review: May 14, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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