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How Do I Change the User Account Picture in Windows®

March 27, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to easily change the picture for your user account

It is common for every user to have his or her own user account with a personal nickname and picture, usually for customizing the settings of the account for his or her needs. For information about creating a user account in Windows® operating systems you can read the article that focuses on adding a user account in Microsoft Windows®. Using the instructions below you can learn how to easily change the picture for your user account so you can customize it the way you like.

Changing the account picture in Windows XP®:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the “Control Panel” button.
  2. Open the “User Account” option.
  3. Click on the “Change an account” link.
  4. Select the account you want to change the picture for.
  5. Click on the “Change my picture” link.
  6. Select any picture from the list or click on the “Browse for more pictures” link and locate the image in your computer.
  7. Click on the “Change picture” button.
  8. Close the window.

Changing the account picture in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the “Control Panel” button.
  2. Click on the “User Accounts and Family Safety” option.
  3. Click on the “Change your account picture” link.
  4. Select any picture from the list or click on the “Browse for more pictures” link and locate the image in your computer.
  5. Click on the “Change picture” button.
  6. Close the window.

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