Change Your Windows Account Picture in Simple and Fast Guide

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 18, 2014

You may find it so-so or even bad with the default account picture in your Windows computer, especially when you are a person with a strong personality. With easy steps below, you can then use your favorite picture no matter you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.
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How to Change your Account Picture in Windows 7

How to Change your Account Picture in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

How to Change your Account Picture in Windows 7

Step one- Click Start button, then Control Panel.
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Step two- Click User Accounts under Large icons view.
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Step three- Click Change your picture.
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Or, if you would like to change another account picture, click Manage another account. Then click the user account of which you want to change picture. And select Change the picture.
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Step four- Highlight one picture from the provided list. Then click Change Picture.
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Or, click Browse for more pictures. And choose and open the image you like.
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Now you’ll get a totally new picture for your account. It should be aware that only administrator has the ability to change picture for other accounts.
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How to Change your Account Picture in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

Step one- Right-click on the user account when you are in the Start screen. Then select Change account picture.
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Step two- Click Browse in Accounts window.
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Or, you can click Camera to take a picture. Also, you need a front facing camera on your laptop, or a webcam attached to the desktop.
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Step three-
Click the files or libraries dropdown, and choose one location where you save the needed photo.
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Step four- Highlight the picture, and click Choose Image to save your selection.
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Now when you are in the Start screen again, your new Profile will be shown and the new account picture is displayed.
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It’s simple to set an image as the account picture. If you have any other ideas, please feel free to leave a comment.




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