Windows 7 - Change a users profile picture
Welcome to this Windows 7 tutorial for changing a user's profile picture. You may want to do this to personalise your profile.
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- Yellow arrows or circles indicate where to look or click
- Unless specified otherwise use the 'left' mouse button to click
Windows 7 - Change a user's profile picture
From the lower left side of the screen click the Start Menu button which will pop up and produce a vertical menu as pictured left.
At the top of the menu above the user name you will see a small picture. With your mouse click this small picture.
You will see the box as on the left which shows a list of options and the existing users which in this case is 'User'.
From the menu under 'Make Changes to Your User Account' click the option 'Manage Another Account'.
This will launch the next window
You will see the user account dialog box appear. You should see all the created users including the currently logged on user account and normally 'Guest'. Click the picture and name of the account you wish to change from the user list.
The 'Make Changes to Account' window will display.
You will now see the heading for 'Make Changes to 'your user' Account' and a list of available options. One of these options is 'Change the Picture'.
Click on the 'Change the Picture' hyperlink.
You will now be brought to the screen showing all the available profile pictures. From the available pictures click the the one you want then click the 'Change picture' button at the bottom of the window.
If you want to use your own picture then click the 'browse for more pictures' link at the bottom left of the pictures and choose the location and file from the dialog box.
Once you selected the picture you will be taken back to the 'Make Changes to Account' menu and you will notice the picture has changed for the account. In our case the test account is now a boat.
In the top right click the red box with the white X in it. This closes the user accounts box and will return you to the Windows 7 desktop screen.