Fix: Cannot Change Wallpaper Picture Position to Tile or Center in HP/Compaq PCs Running Windows 7

Certain models of Compaq Presario and HP PCs preinstalled with Windows 7 exhibit a problem where users cannot change the desktop wallpaper picture position to Fill, Fit, Center or Tile. It may default to Stretch mode, and changes made by users do not take effect. To fix this problem, HP released a SoftPaq (SP45575 "Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler") which applies to specific models of Compaq Presario and HP PCs.

[Download SP45575.exe]

TITLE: Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler


DESCRIPTION: This package provides the Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler for the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems. The Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler enables the Wallpaper Background Picture Position function to be changed from Stretched to Fill, Fit, Tile, or Center.

For more information about this SoftPaq and the affected PC model numbers, see Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler Read Me file at HP’s Website.

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14 thoughts on “Fix: Cannot Change Wallpaper Picture Position to Tile or Center in HP/Compaq PCs Running Windows 7”

  1. Thank you SO much for posting this. This has been annoying me for months b/c I coudn’t use my own pics and finally, solved! Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Thanks so much for this, its been driving me crazy I have some really beautiful images that just look stupid with the restrictions.

  3. I’ve been using PCs since 1984 and have installed a zillion things, but I must be missing something.

    I downloaded and installed this onto my HP desktop. It said it was okay. But for the life of me I can’t FIND the app, to run it. Or was it supposed to just run once and be done?

  4. Oh. My. Gosh! Thank you thank you thank you! So much. I have had this comp for a year and a half and it was bugging the crap out of me. This works like a CHARM.

  5. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I was going insane and after several years of owning this computer decided to google it. Works like a charm!

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