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golthrim

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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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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
 
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    Motherboard
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golthrim

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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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

golthrim

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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 : http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/1727-aero-problem-2.html#post11528
 

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golthrim

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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 :shock:
 

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

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

XweAponX

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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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    AMD 4400+/4200+
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    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
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golthrim

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

golthrim

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Golthrim,

You may need to use step 3 in Option Three of the tutorial below to take ownership of the key first. Afterwards, you should be able to set permissions for it.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...le-folder-drive-registry-key-windows-8-a.html

YES!!! After taking ownership of the key using step 3 in Option 3 in the tutorial u gave me i could then use the Regedit change that SIW2 showed me and now i can change my background as i please again and it stays saved even after i log off and back , thanks a LOT! I hope this thread can help others as well :)
 

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golthrim

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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.

Im happy to say that these instructions worked for me :)
 

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Great news Golthrim. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

XweAponX

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YES! "I love it when plan comes together!"
 

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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