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How to Change the Default Sign in Screen Background Color in Windows 8
There is still currently not an option in Windows 8 to set a custom wallpaper as the sign in screen background.
This tutorial will show you how to change the background color of the default sign in screen that displays all user accounts in Windows 8.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.
EXAMPLE: Default Sign in Screen in Windows 8
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.
2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.
3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have an Accent key in the left pane, then right click on Explorer, click on New and Key, type Accent, and press Enter.
4. In the right pane of Accent, right click on an empty area, click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type DefaultColorSet, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 3)
NOTE: If you already have the DefaultColorSet DWORD, then skip this step and go to step 5 below.
5. In the right pane of Accent, double click/tap on DefaultColorSet to modify it. (see screenshot below step 3)
6. Dot Decimal, and enter a number between 0 to 24 for the color in the tables below that you want the default sign in screen to have, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
7. If you like, you could lock ( + L) the computer, press the back arrow at the top left to quickly see the default sign in screen's new color.
8. When finished, you can close regedit if you like.
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