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SystemDefaultBackgroundColor

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

SystemDefaultBackgroundColor specifies the system default Windows background color scheme appearing on first boot, and on LogonUI if no user is selected.

In Windows 8, SystemDefaultBackgroundColor must be a value from 0 to 24, as shown in the following image, which represents the index of the color scheme as viewed in the SystemSettings.

Available colors for SystemDefaultBackgroundColor

In Windows 8.1, SystemDefaultBackgroundColor must be a value from 0 to 24 which represents the index of the color scheme as viewed in the out-of-box experience (OOBE) phase. The colors are indexed in the same manner as Windows 8 colors, from left to right. Samples of the color choices are shown in the following image.

Windows 8.1 system default background colors

For a list of the Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

The following XML output shows the new system default Windows background color scheme.

<VisualEffects>
   <SystemDefaultBackgroundColor>10</SystemDefaultBackgroundColor>
</VisualEffects>

See Also

Concepts

VisualEffects

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