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Windows 8.0 theme replaced by new theme

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    Windows 8.0 theme replaced by new theme


    After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the default theme is missing. Is it removed when going from 8.0 to 8.1? Also the images used on the new backgrounds are fuzzy and pixelated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallen View Post
    Also the images used on the new backgrounds are fuzzy and pixelated.
    Is it possible that your screen has a higher resolution than the pictures? Video card/monitor problems?

    If everything on the screen is pixelated, it's probably a Graphics Problem. (Coould be the monitor, video card, driver etc.) If so, you should post in the "Graphic Cards" section.
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    I should have said they are "fuzzy". I am more concerned with getting the old pictures they had of the landscapes. My resolution is 1920x1080.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    You can probably download them of Google Images. Just search "[insert windows version] wallpapers", and they should pop up. If not, there's a slim chance Microsoft has some copies of them available for download.

    Please note that some might not be available in your quite high resolution. Always check to make sure you are downloading your picture in 1920x1080 or higher, or they will look pixelated.
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    I found them here plus the new ones. Look at img10 that is the only one that look bad on my screen. But glad I can get the old ones back. Download the Official Windows 8 Wallpapers | OMG! Ubuntu!
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