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How do I get the windows 8 start screen 'themes' on 8.1

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    How do I get the windows 8 start screen patterns on 8.1

    I am looking to use the old windows 8 metro themes/looks/design start screen background patterns on my windows 8.1 start screen (eg: look at the background of these images: , )

    These patterns are not available in win 8.1 under settings [from the charms bar] -> personalise.

    Any help would be appreciated, Thank you!

    extra info: I have the newest update of 8.1
    Last edited by nster; 02 May 2014 at 09:11.

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    Hi there. Whole slew here: Themes - Microsoft Windows
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    Windows 8 64 bit

    Thanks davehc and hippsieGypsie for your help!, but I am not looking to change the background on my start screen to a solid colour, and I am not looking for a general windows wallpaper theme, but am rather looking to get the same background patterns that you can find on the windows 8 start menu (metro interface) onto my windows 8.1 start menu (metro interface).

    Thank you again for your help!
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    Ok. But following the tutorial did that for me??

    Just did a double check. The issue with me was to have a picture, rather than a solid colour. That was solved. But I think what you are looking for is:
    right click the taskbar and select properties.

    Under the navigation tab, select "Show my desktop background on start"
    Last edited by davehc; 02 May 2014 at 10:36.
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