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Different color screen shown on start up

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    Different color screen shown on start up


    I choose a green theme. When Windows boots up it says welcome and my profile picture and the background is a deep purple or blue. Then it changes to green or whatever color I chose. Is there a way to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallen View Post
    I choose a green theme. When Windows boots up it says welcome and my profile picture and the background is a deep purple or blue. Then it changes to green or whatever color I chose. Is there a way to fix this?
    Nope... except for changing the color with a reg edit.
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    Hello Mallen,

    If you like, you could use a tutorial below to set a default background and accent color for all users to force it to show the colors you wanted.

    For Windows 8:
    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8

    For Windows 8.1:
    Color of Background and Accent - Force in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    So that dark color is standard and then switches to the color I chose? That is how it is supposed to be?
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    In Windows 8/8.1 you have two sign in screen backgrounds.

    You have the default sign in screen background that shows when there are no users signed in.

    The other is the one for the user that is currently signed in.

    At startup, Windows will show the default sign in screen background, then once a user signs in, then Windows will switch to their selected sign in screen background.
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Different color screen shown on start up
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