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Windows 8 Start Tweaker 1.01 by Ruanmei Windows 8 Start Tweaker 1.01 by Ruanmei
Windows 8 Start Tweaker v1.01:

Wanna change the background 'wallpaper' of Windows8's Start Screen?

Wanna change the background color of Windows8's Logon Screen and Start Sceen?

Now the 'Windows 8 Start Tweaker' comes, you can make any image file (png/bmp/jpg/gif) as your default screen background, and you can also change the background color of your Start screen or logon screen. IT works for Windows 8 WDP (build 8102) only.

BTW, you can drag the image file onto the form, it really works.

Important Instruction:

If you want the image fills out the whole screen, you should make a image by yourself. The Height of the image should be doubled with the Height of your Screen Resolution.

For example, if your Screen Resolution is 1280*800, you should make a image with Height 1600, and the width is not limited.

Windows 8 Start Tweaker v1.01 is written by C++ WTL, and it is only 103kb, a portable utility. IT works for Windows 8 Developer Preview only.

Feel free to use it and wish you will like it.


File Name:
Language: English / 简体中文
File Size: 103KB
System Required: Windows 8 WDP (build 8102) only, x64 and x86 supported.

Powered by for Win8 Master.

2011 Ruanmei.
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managingdiversity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
This is so cool..Is this for free or available for purchase?Thanks.
mccormackd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Why is the program (Windows 8 Start Tweaker) only in Chinese?  Is there not an English version?
drconsty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Interface Designer
i see nothing
VenzPacpaco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Great :)
tiburonfreud Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
perfecto gran aporte... :jarksaber:
PCGOD1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Where's the download link? All these people having problems or saying it works but there's no download anywhere.
HarrisonWeaver Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
look at your comment...then look to your far right....then look up and you will see a link it says "download zip" I hope that helps
PCGOD1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I saw it a few days after. DA use to have it at the top. I wasn't on for a while and they made some changes to the site. lol Thanks.
stramp1a Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question? You can change the Metro background image with a customized version of your own, BUT can you also substitute a custom background image instead of the Xtremely boring Metro background color. I do Logons @ Wincustomize and if that feature is not available for the new Win 8 I see an opportunity to provide a new prog to maintain customization of the Metro background color to a background image. Even if you can revert to the Win7 logon screen style it seems that Windows is moving towards phasing out customizations & idiot proofing the system with BLAND colorings that would drive most of us to an insane assylum. Or maybe someone from an insane assylum designed this after staring at the same colored walls for 10 years. It seems that Microsoft has no artists working for them or if they do they never learned to paint or draw other than use crate paper, and severely lacking any creative skills at capturing the publics interest or motivating people to a new product. No wonder most people are shunning this version. And if they do they get apps like yours & Start 8 etc... to get some kinda familar footing to learn a new system. More functunality without creativity will be depressing and a downside to sales. And if I understand you right if I make a background from a 1280x800 rez wall, if you read your wording- double 1280 would be 1560 not 1600 That would distort the background aspect ratio if the width does not change accordingly with the height. The result would be extensive cropping of a picture or your family would suddenly be 7 feet tall & your beach balls look like eggs. I'm hoping you meant the width not being limited means it would move the same as the height but that also results in extensive cropping which sometime ruins the look of a wallpaper. Being funny I don't think there are any monitors that have a screen ratio of 1560x1600 which is almost square, doing away with the widescreen format which we are becoming accustomed to. I haven't delved into Win8 much yet and these are questions I need to answer as I make wallpapers & Logons, icons etc... and need to be prepared for another time wasting change to maintain the creative aspect of computing. Sorry for the sidetracking but seems related to start screen & logon screen. I appreciate people like you that try to get us back on track and keeping up with the changes for the final version is a chore. Thank you. ARTISTIC ROBOT you can go to System Information to find out what Operating system you have and what build it is. Search by typing (msinfo32.exe) into the search box and clicking on it will take you to all the info you need. Hope that helps!
ArtisticRobot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
How do I know if my system is Windows 8 WDP (build 8102)? Is it risky to try it with anything else?

I have the fully upgraded professional retail release.
Ktana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Will you make a final version compatible ?
brvnbld Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
try decor8 from stardock....they released it only works with final retail version.
Ktana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
For five bucks, at least :s
Gaaucho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
not work in windows 8 final
paquitof Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Where is the link to download de file?
paquitof Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
thanks its a graet gift
Helix512 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I am with blisszero will there be an update for the final release for Win8?
blisszero Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
have version to 9200?
mnemonik2001 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
where is the download link ? 8)
Faisalharoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
for windows 8 rtm
NarutoXboy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
can not be used for windows 8 pro build 9200 help me :( THank for share
madcat820 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
doesnt work with win8 RTM
SILENT612 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Tested on RTM 9200 DOESNT WORK -
Nemesis247 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't Work on RTM
MercuryX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
STILL waiting for a release preview version.....
MercuryX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
D: its not supported for the release preview 8400.....
lapdragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Can you please make this work with the release preview of Windows 8??
KurtCobainNirvanaxD Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
2nd wallpaper pls
shvelo96 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Not for Customer Preview?
murat2015 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
please new version
nopxx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hey im running on Win8 Beta 8250 x86
And this tweak on only works on an older version so please make a newer version of this program
chickenmatt5 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Does this work with Windows 8 consumer preview? If not, could it be updated?
cq708 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
BlackArtt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :)
BG0812 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
Vampirelu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Hellow, when i start windows i want to show me directly the desktop> I've used a lot of programs and nothing :-s. Can some one help me, please ? PM me.
geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
why is it in chinese?
madrigal77 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I can't get it to work. I tried doubling the size of the picture, but it still has the black band in the middle. Any ideas?
Bacax Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Great app, but I am running 1600x1200 and changing the height to 2400 still makes it look wrong. There is no bar in the middle, but the bottom half of the picture is bigger, or not in the right place. I have tried fiddling with different heights and widths, but nothing seems to work.
oliver182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You have to change the widht instead
lusonchen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Freak180 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
doesnt fill up the whole metro screen!!! :( I made a change to the height and even used a pic that was 1600 too :\
oliver182 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Change the width instead ;)
techie3000 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Really liked the tweak, here is my review: [link]
wmlcloud Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Nice app reviewed it here: [link]
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great utility! :)
Chef-of-KH Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
nise job, but how do i fix that: [link]
flclrockstar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I need help on how to fix that as well.. any ideas?
davedouble-u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Noproblem with changing the background of the Start Menu, but I can't seem to get the Logon Screen and Start Screen. Whatever I drag to Background moves up to picture.
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