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Change your profile picture in Windows 7 (User account image)

Profile picture in Windows 7 (user account image) Whenever you create a user account (Windows profile), Windows 7 automatically assigns randomly an account picture, an image that is displayed next to your profile on (for example) the Windows logon screen. In this tutorial, we will explain how to change your profile picture in Windows 7, either by choosing from one of the 36 pictures that ship with Windows 7, or by using your own custom picture!

 

Change your profile picture in Windows 7

We will first show you how to change your Windows profile's picture using one of the "built-in" images, the 26 pictures that ship with Windows 7. Follow these simple steps:

Exit from the Control Panel to return to Windows: the next time you or someone else loads the user accounts screen, they will see your new picture. Likewise, the image you just picked for your profile will be displayed (for everyone to see) on the Windows 7 logon screen (visible when Windows loads, when you have locked your computer, or when someone chooses to "switch user").

Use a custom picture as image for your Windows user account

As mentioned earlier in this tutorial, Windows 7 lets you use a custom picture for your profile as well; we showed you how to change your profile picture the standard way, we will now explain how to pick an image from your computer and use it as profile picture:

And there you have it! Whether you use one of the Windows images for your profile, or decide to pick a custom profile picture, it is all done from the same place; and, if you are not trying to change someone else's user account, you can directly access the right screen in the Control Panel by typing "change picture" in the start menu - it doesn't get any easier.

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