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Hate Windows 8.1 Please help?

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    Hate Windows 8.1 Please help?


    Any help on the following would be much appreciated:


    1. The start screen themes in 8.1 have changed- I cant find the minimal themes. Instead were left with giant fish, dragons etc. or just a blank colour. Is there anyway of getting the traditional more reserved themes back??
    2. The search on the start screen is like in an app- just the small column on the right. Is it possible to revert to the 8.0 style- Full screen?
    3. In Windows Explorer it shows all the folders but I have my own filling system. Anyway of completely removing the section or at least customising which folders show?
    4. Also some of the x86/x64 app tiles now have a backing colour. Any way of changing this to 8.0 with the theme colour? (I particularly like the way they have chosen a blue background on the icons with a blue monitor in them lol- Just look at RDC and This PC icons. )

    Thank You
    ciscodisco
    Last edited by ciscodisco; 28 Jun 2013 at 09:19.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    On the screen showing your themes look for a "get more themes online" option. Did you install from an ISO image? I updated through the store and all my themes stayed intact.
    Can't help you with your other questions.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks I installed from the ISO. I dont have an option to get more themes online on the start screen themes?
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  4. #4


    Its under personalize in control panel and you should see get moore themes online but maybe you already looked there if so my mistake.
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It works better if you merge your PC account into your Microsoft/Skydrive Account, that stuff becomes more easily found.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It works better if you merge your PC account into your Microsoft/Skydrive Account, that stuff becomes more easily found.
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