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Windows 7: Remove Profile Picture from Login Screen?

27 Dec 2014   #1
IcedEclipse

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Remove Profile Picture from Login Screen?

Is there a way for me to remove only my profile picture (but not the frame for the profile picture) from the logon screen. I've tried editting the authui.dll file but am unsure what to change. I've tried using xxxdannyxxx's authui.dll file as well but it removes both the frame and the picture.

Help would be appreciated, thanks.


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27 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello IcedEclipse,

If you like, you could set Windows to require users to enter both their username and password on the log on screen. This will hide all users and account pictures on the log on screen.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Dec 2014   #3
IcedEclipse

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello IcedEclipse,

If you like, you could set Windows to require users to enter both their username and password on the log on screen. This will hide all users and account pictures on the log on screen.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn
This is pretty good!
I'm still looking for a slightly more ideal solution (I would like my username to be pre-displayed and I don't want to have to enter it), but this is good enough if nothing better comes along.

Thanks again.
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27 Dec 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I suppose that if you don't mind having the same profile picture everywhere, another work around would be to change it to a solid color image to make it look blank.

User Account Picture - Change
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27 Dec 2014   #5
IcedEclipse

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I suppose that if you don't mind having the same profile picture everywhere, another work around would be to change it to a solid color image to make it look blank.

User Account Picture - Change
That might work too but I was hoping for a non-solid colored background.
Really though, the first workaround is working nicely. Hope it's okay if I keep the thread up though.
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27 Dec 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Of course it's fine. Hopefully a better option will come along for you.
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28 Dec 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can change just about everything with the Logon Workshop program

Logon Workshop by Kizza1994 on DeviantArt

Suggest you make full image backups before playing, just in case

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

It's possible to make it impossible to login if you really mess up

Here is a manual method

windows 7 - How to remove the User picture from Login and Lock screen? - Super User

A Guy
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28 Dec 2014   #8
IcedEclipse

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You can change just about everything with the Logon Workshop program

Logon Workshop by Kizza1994 on DeviantArt

Suggest you make full image backups before playing, just in case

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

It's possible to make it impossible to login if you really mess up

Here is a manual method

windows 7 - How to remove the User picture from Login and Lock screen? - Super User

A Guy
Hey thanks for the reply, the manual edit does work but removes both the frame and the profile picture. Is there something I can change to only remove the picture and keep the frame?

Thanks again.
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28 Dec 2014   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ironically most wanted to remove the frame, and only managed to remove the user picture. I seem to remember some having luck using a transparent image as their user picture? Also, the default user picture "place holders" are stored in

%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

You might try renaming the user.bmp (to something like user.bmp.old, or .bak) and see if that doesn't give you an empty frame. This would of course affect your start menu user picture too.

A Guy
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28 Dec 2014   #10
IcedEclipse

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Ironically most wanted to remove the frame, and only managed to remove the user picture. I seem to remember some having luck using a transparent image as their user picture? Also, the default user picture "place holders" are stored in

%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

You might try renaming the user.bmp (to something like user.bmp.old, or .bak) and see if that doesn't give you an empty frame. This would of course affect your start menu user picture too.

A Guy
Sadly it doesn't seem to work (although I might be doing something wrong). I'm setting my picture to one of the user account pictures, taking ownership, making it a .bak file, then restarting my computer. The profile picture is still there though :/
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