Third post in my series. Make sure you read Win10: Start Menu Cleanup using DefaultLayouts.xml and Win10: Start Menu Customizing using DefaultLayouts.xml first.
I’m not going to rehash on how to use PowerShell to export a LayoutModification.xml, but how you can make your own. For starters, read Microsoft’s Start layout for Windows 10 desktop editions
When installing Office 2016, it adds Shortcuts to ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Hopefully you have read my first post on DefaultLayouts.xml, and are here to continue the process. When I left things, my Start Menu looked like this:
After removing unnecessary Appx Packages, my Start Menu is looking rather barren.
I’m going to spend my next few posts discussing Windows 10 Start and related stuff.
When deploying Windows 10 1511 (confirmed in Pro and Enterprise Editions), the default Start (Menu / Screen / Page) gets configured with some odd tiles. Funny thing is that Windows 10 1511 includes a new feature called “Microsoft Consumer Experiences”. The great Michael Niehaus has a writeup on how to turn them off. This post won’t tell you anything different, but what I will do is explain what happens.
Apparently I didn’t take a close enough look at the colors from yesterday’s posts with an eyedropper, so I am expanding on how the Colorization works in a little more detail, with a little more headache.
When customizing your Corporate Theme, you will want to pick a Colorization Color. You can pick your Colorization Color in Personalization. The easiest way to get there is to right click on your Desktop and then Personalize.
From there you can select Colors. For this post I will be focused on the first color which is Yellow.
So you made it this far, now let’s see what damage we can do by changing Aero.theme
Modifying the Windows Theme
Some settings for Login and Wallpaper are actually part of the Windows Theme which is located at C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero.theme. By default you should have a Windows Theme in Control Panel > Personalization
The Logon Screen is where a user enters their credentials. By default the Windows Hero background is displayed. This is found in C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\img0.jpg