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Windows 8.1: Default Background & Accent Colors

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center x64

    Windows 8.1: Default Background & Accent Colors


    OK, so this might be a tough one...

    When I set up Win 8.1, I had a default setup color accent and background of blue, and when I created my desktop account, I changed it to gray.

    I have used the netplwiz to set up Windows 8 to allow an automatic login, so I get to see the default blue background and then my own gray background on the login screen.

    I know how to explain all of this information, but I don't know how to capture an image of the system logging in and changing backgrounds.

    I hope that I've explained it all... And thus, I hope that somebody can help explain how to change this.
    Last edited by Silverhand92; 09 Dec 2014 at 05:52.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think option two in both tutorials might be what you're looking for:

    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8

    Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center x64


    OK, so actually that second tutorial and the first option in it solved both problems in one shot. (Note to self: SAVE that program!)
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