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Changing background on start page

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    Changing background on start page


    I just saw a Windows 8 laptop with a great background on the Start Page. But I cannot figure out, or find out, how to do it. Anyone know?

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    I did this:
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    By George, WHS, you're a genius! It looks great!
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thank you. It was easy with Shawn's instructions.
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    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    hi vince, to use your own backgrounds with windows 8, third party software is needed, a popular one is decor8 by stardock, its like $5 bucks. It's pretty handy, allows custom start screen, backgrounds, transparency, custom tile color and order, you can also try it free for 30 days to see if you like it.

    link here: Decor8 - Personalize the Windows® 8 Start screen with Decor8™!
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