[TUTORIAL] How to change Windows 8 background color!


Hey guys. In this tutorial, i will show you how you can change your Windows 8 background image. Unfortunately, this only works for the x64 Bit Version only at the moment. If we find a way for the x86, we will report asap!

So here’s what you have to do :

1. Download a Hex Editor. You can get one here.

2. Open up a Command Prompt or CMD window by navigating to your system32 folder (C:WindowsSystem32), and in the Ribbon click File -> Open Command Prompt -> Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

3. Once opened, type the following code:

takeown /f uxtheme.dll icacls uxtheme.dll /grant Administrators:F

4. Now, copy the uxtheme.dll file to your Desktop.

5. Now fire up the Hex Editor you downloaded and load up the uxtheme.dll file in it.

6. Navigate the hex location ‘Metro Customization – Hex Table.txt’.

7. This is the part where you actually get to customize the color of your background. Replace the colors as shown in ‘Metro Customization – Hex Table.txt’ with your own. The format is simply Red, Green, Blue, Alpha (RGBA). For a solid/opaque image leave the last byte as FF (e.g: FF0000FF would be solid red). Once you have established the color you want, hit Save.

8. Lastly, rename the original file in the System32 folder to uxtheme.dll.old, and copy your modified file into your System32 folder.

Reboot and enjoy! :D

2 thoughts on “[TUTORIAL] How to change Windows 8 background color!

  1. Waiting for a way to fix this on the X86… :s

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