Start screen or you can say Metro Style Start Screen is one of the hundreds of new features which has been introduced in Windows 8. We keeps writing how to tweak and personalize the default look of the Start screen with and without the help of third-party tools. As I know that lots of Windows users may not happy with the Start screen background as me. Users can choose a different background under PC settings, but it is not possible to set a custom image as Start screen background by default. Windows enthusiasts working hard to overcome this limitation by editing original system files.
The default Start screen backgrounds are located in imageres.dll located in System32 folder of Windows 8 PC. One can manually edit this file to replace default pictures. Recently we have written about a small tool named ModernBack Changer that helps user to set a custom picture as Start screen background. This time i am sharing with you another great utility named Windows 8 Modern UI Start Screen Background Changer. Interested users can download this freeware tool from the link which is provided at the end of the article.
Windows 8 Modern UI Start Screen Changer helps user to set your own picture as Start screen background. The tool is still in beta stage and works fine but problem is that the current version doesn’t automatically replace the imageres.dll file. It will save the edited file in %Windir%SysWOW64 folder. One need to manually copy the file to System32 folder and replace the old one with this. Windows 8 Modern UI Start Screen Changer lets users to create a backup of imageres.dll file before editing and also lets you restore the original file with a click.
Before proceeding one should must create a system restore point or create custom Refresh PC image before trying this beta version on your machine. We will update this article soon when the tool will come in the final stage.