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Change Windows 8 Start (Metro) Screen background color

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Tripredacus

Really simple.

;#RequireAdmin
RegWrite ( "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent" , "ColorSet_Version3" , "REG_DWORD" , "0x0000000e" )
Sleep(1000)
RunWait (@ComSpec & " /c taskkill.exe /f /im explorer.exe")
Sleep(1000)
Run(@ComSpec & " /c Start c:\windows\explorer.exe")

RequireAdmin is not "required" for me, but may be needed with UAC enabled. The hex code for the color directly matched up with how the OOBE program displays it.

So blue is 0x0000008, and in the picture is the 9th color option (remember Hex starts at zero), so you can easily figure out what colors. Here are some example color codes.

Blue = 0x00000008

Red = 0x0000000e

Green = 0x0000000b

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