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Best Way to Change the Start Screen Wallpaper?

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    By the Ocean
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Best Way to Change the Start Screen Wallpaper?


    I would like to have a custom wallpaper on my start screen. I have tried "Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer" but the start screen wallpaper would become grey after restart. So I enabled the "run at startup" option in the software and Windows graded it as Startup Impact - Medium so I don't want to keep doing that. There must be something that will change the wallpaper permanently.

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You may look at this tutorial:
    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Just did, actually. The two first options look like they don't allow for custom pics, while the third option is what I just explained.
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    Look for winaero's Lockscreen Customizer for Windows 8.1. Works like a charm.....
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    unfortunately that is not for the start screen
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Jaguar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Just did, actually. The two first options look like they don't allow for custom pics, while the third option is what I just explained.
    If you like, you could use step 3 in OPTION ONE of that tutorial to set your Start screen to use the same background as your desktop background.
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