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Old 26-05-13, 00:40
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Default Changing Win 8 Start Screen??

Hi All,

Does anyone know if the is an easy way to change the Windows 8 Start Screen?
I know there is software that you can get to change it, but if there is some way I can do it myself then I would rather. I don't mind playing with advance settings etc.

Or if not does any one know of a good free and easy piece of software I can get.
I would rather have a pic of my kids or something other than the rubbish one's MS has given us.

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Old 26-05-13, 11:18
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I assume you are referring to the Windows 8 tiles. I don't think you can change this at present without installing 3 party software. If it's the desktop you wish to change I think you can change this in the normal way via "Control Panel/display" If you wait a while I understand Microsoft are about to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 which I understand may by-pass the tiles and bring you straight to the Desktop as in earlier versions.

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Old 26-05-13, 12:18
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Thanks for the reply and info, hope they do let us change the start screen.

I asked around and I've been referred to a cool little program Windows 8 start screen customizer and its very easy to use.

The link:
http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=ht...AxMzY5NTY2NjQ4

Just install it and then restart your computer and it works a dream.
I have found a youtube video to it so I'll link that as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz07Tiwo6Ys

Hope this helps others
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Old 26-05-13, 13:28
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Sorry I didn't realise it was the start screen background you wanted to change rather than the start screen itself. Look like a handy little download and I agree it would be much better if Microsoft gave a wider choice of backgrounds within windows.

Anyway glad you have it sorted.

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