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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Change Metro Start Screen


    I want to personalize the Metro Start Screen, but I can't find the option.

    Following OPTION TWO from this..

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    My system has no Personalize menu. Does anyone know to fix this?
    Last edited by ectech; 30 Dec 2013 at 19:26.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use Decor8 from Stardock:

    https://www.stardock.com/products/decor8/

    I bought it.
    It was cheap.

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  3. #3


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    Thanks David, I like the idea. Stardock makes some cool software. I purchased Start8 which is another great program.

    I will try Decor8. I'm still wondering if I'm supposed to have a Personalize menu though.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Thanks David, I like the idea. Stardock makes some cool software. I purchased Start8 which is another great program.

    I will try Decor8. I'm still wondering if I'm supposed to have a Personalize menu though.
    Decor8 is $4.99 usd.

    You can try it free too.

    Can't help with the Personalize issue.
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  5. #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Can't help with the Personalize issue.
    I know I used to have the option, maybe it disappeared after updating to 8.1
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Can't help with the Personalize issue.
    I know I used to have the option, maybe it disappeared after updating to 8.1
    Maybe I can help.

    It seems the Start screen option is gone from 8.1.

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    I found it!!

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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Do you guys not get this when you open Charms>Settings from the Start Screen?:
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Edwin, David's post got me thinking.. by using the search icon I was able to find the menu.

    It used to be under settings but not anymore I guess.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Fair enough! Thanks for the reply.
    (I migrated back to W8 after having too many issues in W8.1)
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