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RobG1965
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      05-25-2010
Hi folks:

I am running windows XP and using IE8. When I come across any image on the
web that I want to use as my desktop background, I can't do it. I
right-click on the image, select set as desktop background and then get a
warning message that access is denied. I am logged in as the administrator
and am the only user on the computer. My IE8 security settings are set to
medium. I can change my background image from the any graphic file already
saved on my hard drive or from the desktop tab in the display properties
window. I just can't use the right click function when I am surfing the net.
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]
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      05-25-2010
Can you save the image to your HDD?

Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?

> a warning message that access is denied.


Interesting. Do you get "access denied" errors when you attemp to, e.g.,
open Regedit or Task Manager?

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed IE8?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?


RobG1965 wrote:
> I am running windows XP and using IE8. When I come across any image on
> the
> web that I want to use as my desktop background, I can't do it. I
> right-click on the image, select set as desktop background and then get a
> warning message that access is denied. I am logged in as the
> administrator
> and am the only user on the computer. My IE8 security settings are set to
> medium. I can change my background image from the any graphic file
> already
> saved on my hard drive or from the desktop tab in the display properties
> window. I just can't use the right click function when I am surfing the
> net. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!


 
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