Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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brogamer3397
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Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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Is there any way to change the background in Windows 8 Build 8161?

I've tried all the normal ways such as through the personalization settings in control panel and right clicking on the picture and selecting set as desktop background but the background still won't change.
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Re: Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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Have you set date back to 28th November of 2011???
I think that you can't change background because of that.
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Re: Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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Fanta Shokata wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:01 pm
Have you set date back to 28th November of 2011???
I think that you can't change background because of that.
I don't think that would make a difference in build 8161 since the timebomb is broken in that build.
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Re: Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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The same thing happened to me but it was build 8140 (it keeps reverting to default background)
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Have you activated windows? You can't change the desktop background without activation

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Re: Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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windowsvista wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:05 am
Have you activated windows? You can't change the desktop background without activation
I don't think it's possible to activate any Windows 8 beta builds anymore.

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Re: Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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brogamer3397 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:29 pm
windowsvista wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:05 am
Have you activated windows? You can't change the desktop background without activation
I don't think it's possible to activate any Windows 8 beta builds anymore.
Can confirm. That Genuine Center will throw an error.... :evil:

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Re: Change Background in Windows 8 Beta Build 8161?

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ohmsmega wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:41 am
brogamer3397 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:29 pm
windowsvista wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:05 am
Have you activated windows? You can't change the desktop background without activation
I don't think it's possible to activate any Windows 8 beta builds anymore.
Can confirm. That Genuine Center will throw an error.... :evil:
Ah yes. It always throw an error that the "activation server has been blocked"

The activation server (where windows will be activated using the product key) has been blocked. Probably because Microsoft don't want to see their costumer still using outdated windows betas

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However, some beta builds contain a broken timebomb. This means that they can be installed on the current date, without the timebomb activating at all. Some of these builds include builds 8140 through 8432 (fbl loc). However, if you do so, you won't be able to change the desktop wallpaper, unless you use a tool like DeskImg
Just found this on BetaWiki
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