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If you are bored with your default Windows 8 start menu color, you can easily change it to any other pattern you like. Since Windows 8 UI is different then Windows 7, some users find it difficult to locate even these simple functions. In this tutorial I will show you how to customize Windows 8 metro ‘start’ menu.

Windows 8 Start Screen, Image Credit: Microsoft

To customize Windows 8 metro ‘start’ menu follow steps below.

Step 1: Point your mouse to the top right or bottom right corner of your screen to bring up the Charm menu.

Step 2: Now from Charm menu click on Settings, which is a big gear icon located at the bottom of Charm menu.

Step 3: Inside the settings right pane click on Change PC settings option located all the way at the bottom.

Step 4: From left pane choose Personalize and then select Start screen sub tab located in right pane

Step 5: Now you should see a pallet with colors and different patterns you can use to customize your Windows 8 start menu background and colors. Choose the one you like and your changes will be applied instantly.

Let us know, if you found the tips helpful.

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