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HELP! STUCK on PINK start screen

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    HELP! STUCK on PINK start screen


    Need help. Looked at a bunch of things on how to change the colour of your start screen & sign-in screen in Windows 8.1, thing is...I'm no longer getting the option 'tiles'...that doesn't even appear when I click on my "settings", control panel or personalization. What opens is the control panel only lists options to change my display or desktop background. I'm able to change my lock screen image & there's windows themes. But none of these do anything to reset the start screen background colour or my sign-in page which are stuck on this pepto pink. I was able to change these formats before but now it's like all the resources & computer tips of how to customize your desktop in Windows 8, it's doing NOTHING for the start screen. I don't know what I've done (how to retrace the steps) but now no matter what computer tip I look up from Microsoft website to Wise Geek or other tech forums or tutorials on personalizing your windows 8; it's not applicable as my personalization settings are NOT showing me any tiles...therefore I can't change my sign-in or start screen if I can't GET "tile" options? [closest I've stumbled across is a setting which enables me to change my sign-in picture] What's happened & how do I get this pepto pink off my start-screen??? ​
    Last edited by Brink; 31 Jan 2014 at 17:29. Reason: fixed format to be readable

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    Hello 2mindless, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check using OPTION ONE in the tutorial to see if it may help. Be sure that you do it while on your Start screen and not while on your desktop.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Hi Sean


    Oh my goodness Sean. Thanks so much! Yes, this worked & I feel like such a SUPER-DUNCE. I couldn't have been trying to change the personal settings from my START screen. The solution was THAT simple. WOW. Everything is back on track...I changed my start screen colour & bookmarked your solution if I ever get LOST again & forget how to do it...haha Yvonne
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    p.s. This forum is great. I'm so glad it's here. If ever I have a quirk or complication with Windows 8.1 again. Actually...got another little thing right now. I've got these game app's on my start screen. Had my new computer about 5 wks., hadn't bothered with them til now but decided to try Bejeweled 3. I was playing it one night, but now when I click it nothing happens. I have another game app, Egyptian Solitaire, same thing. I can't figure out WHY I can't run the games now. Any idea what happened?
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    You're most welcome Yvonne. We'll be happy to help.
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