Change a user’s picture in Windows 7

Windows 7 assigns a random picture to your account after you have installed Windows for the first time. Windows also assigns a random picture after you create a new user account. This picture appears on the Windows logon screen and on the Start Menu.

You can change this picture if you want to. If you are a standard user, you can change only your own picture. If you are an administrator, you can change pictures of all users. This article discusses how you can change a user’s picture in Windows 7.

Changing your own account picture

  1. Click on Start Menu orb. When the Start Menu opens up, click on your picture at the top-right as shown.

  2. This would open up Make changes to your user account window as shown. Click on Change your picture.

  3. This would bring up a window with a collection of many pictures. You can click of any of the picture to choose it. Once chosen, you can click on Change Picture button to change the picture.

    If you do not like the pictures that come with Windows 7, you can also set your own picture. In the window that shown in the picture above, click on Browse for more pictures… on the bottom-left. This would open a File Open dialog. Select a picture you want as shown below. As soon as you select the image file, the user image will be changed.

Changing other users’ account picture

  1. Open Control Panel by clicking on Start Menu and then clicking on Control Panel.
  2. Click on the category User Accounts and Family Safety. Then click on User Accounts as shown.

  3. Click on Manage another account. Select a user account from the list, picture of which you want to change.
  4. Click on Change the picture on the left side menu as shown.

  5. This would bring up a window with a collection of many pictures. You can click of any of the picture to choose it. Once chosen, you can click on Change Picture button to change the picture.

    If you do not like the pictures that come with Windows 7, you can also set your own picture. In the window that shown in the picture above, click on Browse for more pictures… on the bottom-left. This would open a File Open dialog. Select a picture you want as shown below. As soon as you select the image file, the user image will be changed.

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