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Windows 7: Is it possible to remove the user acccount picture?

22 Feb 2010   #1
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Is it possible to remove the user acccount picture?

I want to remove my user account picture (and the glass frame too), specifically from the log on screen. Is there any way I can do this?


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22 Feb 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BreakGuy View Post
I want to remove my user account picture (and the glass frame too), specifically from the log on screen. Is there any way I can do this?


Hi and welcome
Yes you can remove it and replace it with a default picture.
1. Control Panel
2. User Accounts
3. Select your Account
4. Select Change your Picture.
5. Select your picture or find one on your hard drive and save.

That's it.

Let us know if you have any problems.
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22 Feb 2010   #3
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I don't want to change my picture. I want to remove it completely. Frame and all. I don't like having user account pictures, hence my reason to not have one.
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23 Feb 2010   #4
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

See Log On with User Name and Password . I believe this will accomplish what you want, but it will still have a empty picture frame.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

So no way to remove the frame too?
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23 Feb 2010   #6
iClone

Win 7
 
 

i think i know how,
but it haven't been tested yet.
first you set your users pic to a blank 1,
s you will see only the frame.
after that you use a res hacker to edit explorer.exe.
in the explorer.exe you go to bitmaps and then navigate to those files and replace them with blank images as well,
7013, 7014, 7015, and 7016
the 7013 is the task bar 1 (not proven only by scale)

so just replace your acc pic to blank pic
and the 7013-7016 bitmaps to blank images

you can also wait for me to upload the edited 1 a made.
im uploading it right now

here is my edited explorer.exe,
http://********************/?d=W1I1DJNA
note, i use win 7 ultimate 32bit,
so if you use other o/p pls make a restore pont first.
and not responsible for nothing that might happen to your win/comp
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23 Feb 2010   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iClone View Post
i think i know how,
but it haven't been tested yet.
first you set your users pic to a blank 1,
s you will see only the frame.
after that you use a res hacker to edit explorer.exe.
in the explorer.exe you go to bitmaps and then navigate to those files and replace them with blank images as well,
7013, 7014, 7015, and 7016
the 7013 is the task bar 1 (not proven only by scale)

so just replace your acc pic to blank pic
and the 7013-7016 bitmaps to blank images

you can also wait for me to upload the edited 1 a made.
im uploading it right now

here is my edited explorer.exe,
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
note, i use win 7 ultimate 32bit,
so if you use other o/p pls make a restore pont first.
and not responsible for nothing that might happen to your win/comp
Nice tip!

I'm running x64...but i'll give it a try. Could be useful in certain custom themes
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23 Feb 2010   #8
iClone

Win 7
 
 

sure no prob,
happy to help
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23 Feb 2010   #9
sergiogarcia9

 

The only way i know how to move the user picture from the start menu is to apply a stylehack in WSB and save an custom msstyles with it in it
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23 Feb 2010   #10
iClone

Win 7
 
 

well
i found a little problem,
no matters what image i use for the user image, it wont show blank,
it will show white or black
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