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01 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Transparent .PNG image not working as my account picture.

As the title says, I am trying to make my account picture transparent so you just see the background instead. I found an old friend on this forum via google and tried the posted suggestions and .PNG's but when I test the picture by going to log on its just a pure white square. Help would be amazing! Iv tried to Photoshop an exact size image of the square but am slightly off and figure this would be alot easier!

Thank you for your time and help!
Greg

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02 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
 
 

Click this link and read step 4.
How to change the Windows 7 user icon? | Windows 7 Themes

Jim
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02 Apr 2012   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Post link to the suggestion you tried and I will look into it.
Jerry
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02 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try coloring the background with

R: 255
G: 0
B: 255

or

# ff00ff

save it as .bmp

hope this will help
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02 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums
Post link to the suggestion you tried and I will look into it.
Jerry
One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

^ That is the thread I got the .PNG idea from, I cant find the other one in my history where I actually downloaded 2 images and tried them and neither worked. I've tried both 1% opacity and just a blank image.

@timbog - I will be sure to try that in a moment and let you know how it goes.

Thanks to everyone for the fast replys!

UPDATE: timbog- I tried doing both suggestions and when i went to the logon screen one was completely white and the other completely purple. Im not sure if its just me you guys or what!
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02 Apr 2012   #6

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I have tested and you cannot use a transparent image there, but if you look at Post #23 Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen
Danny has a Authui.dll file edited that removes the picture and the frame made up, you need to give yourself permission, take ownership, renamed the Authui.dll to Authui.bak.dll and put the Authui.dll that Danny made in C:\Windows\System32, look at post #6 of this thread Basic Networking Information it will show you how to give yourself permission, take ownership, rename the Authui.dll anywhere it says shell32.dll you will be using Authui.dll
If you need any help let me know.
Jerry
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02 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hazaa!!!! Your a miracle worker!!! One final request if I may, my girlfriend would just like the picture to be gone but not the frame. Do you know of a way to do it? Thanks again!

Greg
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03 Apr 2012   #8

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thank you but the real "miracle worker" is Danny for making the Authui.dll, I messaged Danny and ask him to look at this thread let's wait for his reply and see what happens.
Jerry
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03 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well in my eyes your both miracle workers! Everyone here is! I like this forum I just don't think I have any skills to contribute.
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03 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello StealthKnight15

As you discovered the Authui.dll you downloaded will remove the picture frame and the user acc picture. Unfortunately I cannot come up with a way of keeping the frame only as there is no way of using a transparent image as the picture so it kind of defeats the object of removing it if you see what I mean.
Will post back though if something comes to mind

Regards Danny
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