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How do i remove SIW2 choosen picture as my wallpaper???

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    win 8

    How do i remove SIW2 choosen picture as my wallpaper???


    I had problems with my activation of WIN8 coz it was embeded in my new laptop and was nowhere to find physical in the manual or on the laptop itself so i used SIW 2 to change my wallpaper when the time limit for activation ran out. Then i found out that i could use a third party software to get my serial key and now i have activated my legal copy of WIN8 (very strange way of dealing with activation issues, forcing me to use a third party software to retrive my OWN legal serial?!?!?) and now i want to change backgrond/wallpaper in the win8 settings but when i do the picture i choose in SIW2 still overlays everything.

    So my question is how do i remove/uninstall the SIW2 wallpaper?? Now that i got my win8 legaly activated i want to use the settings in the original OS and not the SIW2 tool.

    Pls help me and sorry if my english isent the best, its not my first language

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Golthrim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    OEM PCs that come with Windows 8 preinstalled, your product key will always remain embedded in the BIOS/UEFI firmware chip, and will automatically be entered when you install Windows 8.

    You should be able to uninstall SIW2, and change your desktop background as usual.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 14 May 2013 at 00:56.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    win 8


    Sad to say no help in my case, first of all ,yes i know my serial is embeded in my bios and yes, they where entered automatically when installed, my issue was that i ALSO needed that serial a SECOND time when i was tryin to activate same installation to be able to change wallpaper and so on and then i had to use a third party software to find out what serial i had coz there was no documentation in my manual, but nvm that, my problem is that i CANT "uninstall" SIW2 coz it was never installed to begin with, it was just a zipfile downloaded and extracted in my download folder and then run as Administrator by rightclicking on it.
    So it dosent show up in the Add/remove program list and there is no tools in the SIW2.exe except: BROWSE, APPLY and EXIT.
    So my question is still: how do i remove the picture once choosen with SIW2? Coz as it is now that picture still overlays all changes i try to do in the win8 own settings :/ Oh and btw i forgot to thank u for the quick reply
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    Posts : 10
    win 8


    I dont know if it helps but the SIW2 softwares full name is "PERSONALZE M1 by SIW2"
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    See if changing your theme to a different one will allow you to change the desktop background afterwards.
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    Posts : 10
    win 8


    When i change Theme i get either a pixelated background where it looks like the SIW2 picture and the win8 theme colide and it looks really bugged....strange and i cant save my changes either , every time i save a change and close settings menu and then reopen it the settings are unsave and some times the little box where u check for saving ur settings is greyed out, its really bizzare that a picture uploaded with the SIW2 software can totaly over ride any changes i try to do in win8:s setting.
    The sad thing is that i downloaded the software from this site and followed the instructions exactly and now its impossible to remove it, here is where i downloaded the software : Aero problem
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    Posts : 10
    win 8


    Now i cant even change background with the SIW2 software anymore, everytime i change and save and log out its the first picure that i choose and wants to get rid of is back again, even after i save another picture , the first picture i used with the SIW2 software have some how rooted itself in the coresystem and will not be changed, neither with theme changes nor any other way that i can figure out so now im stuck with a wallpaper that i cant ever change, i guess that if u know some windows system programming its possible to remove it but im not that smart
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you used this to undo it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control panel\desktop, rt click it, select permissions

    (Step 4 - Option Two)
    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8

    Click image for larger version


    Tick the Allow box>Apply>OK.


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 13 May 2013 at 20:36. Reason: added tutorial for more info
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Welp! It Takes a Guy named SIW2 to fix a SIW2 problem. Try what he suggests, it's worked for me for other stuff

    Golthrim - Is this software some kind of bootscreen customiser? Because I was using one of those Boot Screen changers to make an LCARS bootscreen, which worked, but after a month it corrupted my whole system so it was dong stuff like what you are saying is happening. Try what SIW2 says, cos I wanna see if you are able to change it at all.
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