"Show my desktop background on Start" not available

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Jules66, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Jules66

    Jules66 Senior Member

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    The new Windows 8.1 option "Show my desktop background on Start" is not available on my system. Actually, it was until I had to change my motherboard (and had a lot a crashes). Now that my PC is running normally again, that option is greyed and therefore unavailable. All the other options on the tab are functional.
    I tried with other backgrounds to no avail. I don't know where to start digging.
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    When you changed out your mobo, did you do a clean isntall of 8 then update to 8.1.

    When changing out major peaces of hardware....eg mobo, cpu....it's recommended to reinstall the OS.
     
  3. Jules66

    Jules66 Senior Member

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    I just reactivated my windows 8, because of the Mobo change (2*48 numbers to copy/enter on your phone, I love U Microsoft), and now the problem is gone. One more mystery of Computers life. Thanks for your support anyway.
     
  4. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    So it sounds like the Win 8.1 OS was not yet activated after the MoBo change. Thanks for posting your solution. This might be helpful to others reading this.
     

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