When you install Windows 8, it does not ask you for a user account picture like the older versions of Windows. Moreover the options to change user account picture do not seem to be present in the Control Panel. But Windows 8 has a much easier way to set a user account picture for your account. Interestingly, Windows 8 also allows you to set a small video instead of the picture for your user account. You can follow the following steps to set your user account picture:
- Press the key combination Windows logo key + I to display the Charms bar in the right side of your screen. In the charms bar, click on Change PC Settings which is displayed at the very bottom of the charms bar.
- In the PC Settings screen that opens up, select Personalize on the left side. Then click on Account picture near the top-right corner of your screen. Here you can click on the Browse button to select a picture from your computer. If you have a camera attached to your computer (most of the modern computers come with webcam), then you can use it to snap a picture of yourself by clicking on the Camera app button. You can also make a video using the camera and set the video as your account picture. However, Windows 8 limits the video length to be only 5 seconds.
- That’s it. You do not have to click on any OK button or anything. As soon as you select the picture it is automatically set as your account picture.