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Windows 7: Unable to change Wecome Screen Photo/Icon

19 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Unable to change Wecome Screen Photo/Icon

Clicking on Start Menu then clicking on small photo at top of Start Menu takes me to User Accounts (as does going to Control Panel/User Accounts), clicking on “Change Your Picture” I select a different photo. The photo changes at the top of the Start Menu but on shutdown and boot up the previous photo is the same. In what folder is the selected photo stored? I believe I copied a photo and renamed it Welcome.jpg but searching my hard drive I cannot find this file. Any ideas how to fix this problem so that the small selected photo at the top of the start menu is he same on the Welcome Screen? Thanks.

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21 May 2011   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

The default pictures are stored in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures

You can either store the image you want in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures , or when you choose the user picture, just browse to the location you save the picture to (the pictures library for instance).

Unable to change Wecome Screen Photo/Icon-change.jpg

Unable to change Wecome Screen Photo/Icon-browse.jpg

Unable to change Wecome Screen Photo/Icon-users.jpg

I actually have removed my user picture using the NoUserPicture.exe

Remove User Picture from Start Menu

A Guy

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21 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Does NoUserPicture.exe remove the welcome screen photo? The photo I use is in a photo folder and not the path described above. I have removed the photo and it still remains on the welcome screen. I can change the start menu photo but this action does not change the welcome screen photo. I believe the start menu photo automatically is suppose to be the welcome screen photo.
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04 Jun 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Indian,

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the size of the image that you used is the correct size.

User Account Picture - Change

Did you modify or set any custom settings for the user display picture like below to set a default one for all users?

User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users - Vista Forums
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