How To Change Start Screen Background Photo In Windows 8


Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 09:42 pm

This time Microsoft in its latest version of the windows 8, which sells like hot cakes and have set new records of sales have added some new features and also have bring some changes in it, for example, the most importantly they have changed the the look of Start menu. In the previous version of windows there is start menu but in this latest version Windows 8 they have added “Start Screen”, which is a very good move and looks great. But one thing which is bad is limitations in the Display settings of the start screen, in windows 8 you can choose from few color schemes and only 10 background photos. But there are few application or software for windows 8 which can be used to change the entire look of your windows 8 background. Following are the following steps to learn how to change start screen background photo in windows 8.


1: Download the Decor8

First of all you have to download the Decor8 for windows 8 which is a very useful software to increase your limits of the customizing start screen background. This software provide a lot features through which you can bring a lot good and amazing changes in background look of the windows 8. You can download Decor8 for windows from here. Decor8 is not free, but it provide 30 say trial version and you can buy it for only $4.99 which is not a big deal.

2: Open Decor8 and Use It

Open Decor8 from the installed apps, and see the all of the options first carefully so you can understand easily that what could be done through this Decor8 app. After opening the Decor8 application for windows 8 you will be presented set of background pictures of provided by the windows and will also be provided set of pictures by Decopr8 itself. All the basic options are also available like fit, tile and center. But one thing is special which is that you can select multiple pictures by pressing ctrl key of the keyboard. These pictures will move like slideshow and you can also set time interval of the motion of the slideshow. If you want to add more pictures in the options to set them as background pictures then you can add as many pictures as you wish by selecting folders.

This application Decor8 is developed by stardock which is well known tech company. You can buy the full version of the Decor8 in just $4.99, which is worth paying because you can then make your start menu background according to the design of your choice. So, this is the method describing how to change start screen background photo in windows 8, just stay in touch with us because there is coming more. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and we get a commission on purchases made through our links.