Windows 10 Disable Desktop Wallpaper Compression

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Ever set a wallpaper and get pissed off with color loss and pixels?

Here is the immediate solution!

Windows Key + R:
Code:
powershell "Start-Process powershell -Verb runAs"
This opens PowerShell with admin. Run the below command in the admin window.

Code:
powershell -encodedCommand TgBlAHcALQBJAHQAZQBtAFAAcgBvAHAAZQByAHQAeQAgAC0AUABhAHQAaAAgACIASABLAEMAVQA6AFwAQwBvAG4AdAByAG8AbAAgAFAAYQBuAGUAbABcAEQAZQBzAGsAdABvAHAAIgAgAC0ATgBhAG0AZQAgACIASgBQAEUARwBJAG0AcABvAHIAdABRAHUAYQBsAGkAdAB5ACIAIAAtAFYAYQBsAHUAZQAgADEAMAAwACAALQBQAHIAbwBwAGUAcgB0AHkAVAB5AHAAZQAgAEQAVwBPAFIARAAgAC0ARgBvAHIAYwBlAA==
Scared? Go use a base64 decoder.

Restart your machine and say goodbye to compression of your wallpaper.

To check if this is working, Windows Key + R:
"%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\"

to compare size of file "TranscodedWallpaper" with original image file. You will need to set a new wallpaper after restarting.


Having issues?
Windows Key+R:
"%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\"

Select everything within and delete all! Now set your wallpaper.

 
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Dude its hot outside like hell, and you are sitting in jacket. :eek:
My place has inefficient air conditioning so I have to cycle it. It gets as warm as 74 F and drops down to 66 F. Because I have fans blowing cold air around, my feet get chilly sometimes. When my feet start getting chilly, I put the jacket on because it helps keep my blood warm. Keep in mind the 66 F alone is not cold, having the air conditioning unit right behind me blasting cold air and having fans push the cold air directly to my skin - that is cold.

Ideally my next place will have central air to help avoid this.

:p
 

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