Change User Account Image

« Home 21 aug, 2018. updated: ---

Change User Account Image: The following description can help you change the dull image that Windows 10 automatically allocates to your user account


For each newly created user account, Windows system choose a general image what you can replace with another, which can be any image, even our own face, or you can choose from the Images or file folder located anywhere on your computer, and whether you like you can create one immediately if you have a webcam attached to your computer or laptop


To change the user's image, click the Start menu, on the left, at the bottom of the tray, and then on the left side of the Users icon, and then click the Change Account Settings link in the mouse menu

Do not worry if you have selected an image too large or too small, Windows reduces or enlarges the image size to fit automatically. (Images must be square, the system rounds). Only administrators and standard account owners can change the image, customer accounts remain with no-face gray silhouettes

Note: If you use Windows at work or at school, or if you are not the owner of the account, you can not replace the photos because the system administrator may have disabled access


If the above description does not work for any reason, the following description can help you change the image that Windows 10 automatically allocates to your user account

- Open the root directory of the system on which Windows is installed, usually drive (C:/). Simply click on the This PC (MyComputer) icon on your desktop, then choose the drive (C:/)

- In the menu in the top row, in Settings, click View, then select the checkbox next to Hidden Elements

- Click the ProgramData folder, which has been hidden so far, but is now visible

- Click the ProgramData folder to find the Microsoft folder, then choose the Default accounts (User Account Pictures) folder

- Images can be replaced by their own, but it is important to give the same file name, size, and extension to the original one. Images: guest.bmp (448 x 448 px.) Guest.png (448 x 448 px.) User.bmp (448 x 448 px.) User.png (448 x 448 px.), User-32.png (32 x 32 px.), user-40.png (40 x 40 px.), user-48.png (48 x 48 px.) and user-192.png (192 x 192 px.)

- Select a picture for the user box, and then convert to an image editor of the same size, then change the default values. The most suitable image editing program is XnView. Download from the Internet »


Use the image change method described above. The new image can be selected from the Default Accounts folder


If the user account is damaged or any other error has occurred, and you are unable to replace or delete the current image, download the system upgrade program for that purpose from the Microsoft website. Microsoft Accounts troubleshooter. Fixes Microsoft and Windows Account errors, looks for Microsoft account issues and tries to fix it. The following errors are checked by Troubleshooter:

  1. - Corrupt Microsoft Account settings
  2. - Can’t connect to the sync service
  3. - Problems with Microsoft account Policy
  4. - Microsoft Account required
  5. - Connection issues due to proxy or certificate issues
  6. - Check for roaming GPO enabled status
  7. - Problem with system registration
  8. - You are not connected to the Internet
  9. - Proxy Settings
  10. - You have reached your daily sync quote
  11. - Sync your settings is turned off
  12. - Check system not activated


If the user account is damaged or any other error has occurred and the problem persists, try to verify that it is resolved in Safe Mode:

Secure mode is a debugging option that starts your computer from a restricted state strictly required for Windows only to run basic files and drivers. The Safe Mode text appears in the corners of the monitor to determine how the monitor is used. By clicking on the link below, you can choose which method is most convenient for any bug fixes in Safe mode:

  1. - Safe Mode with System Configuration Options »
  2. - Safe Mode with command line »


Blocking Calls

Turn off unwanted phone calls if you are disturbed by malicious calls

Smartphone »»

IMEI number

All phones have an International Mobile Equipment Identity

Phone IMEI »»

Samsung test

Enter this secret code on your phone with the keyboard: *#0*#

Secret test »»


Press and hold the Volume Down Button and Power Button for 1-2 seconds ...

Phone screen »»

Android clean

The devices are sophisticated, that regular maintenance is necessary ...

Cleaning Phone »»

Speed-up Android

If you feel your tablet or phone slows down during use, you have two programs

Speed Up? »»


Description how to download images on your phone ...

Pictures »»

Windows Phone

Windows Phone will connect with Zune software on the PC. Update phone

Update Phone »»


Disable Window animation scale - Animator duration scale - Transition scale

Animations »»

Speed-up Windows

Remain useless files after every install / uninstall. Spyware and viruses ...

Speed-up »»


If your Windows 10 PC needs cleaning, here are a step-by-step process ...

Speed up »»


After each program uninstalled remain un-deleted data on your drive

Defragment »»


Speed Up: Disable programs you don't need. Clean Out Programs that Launch ...

Programs »»


Modify WaitToKillApp and HungAppTimeout for shutdown

Faster »»


Performance options apply useful features, but affect performance

Services »»


Always keep the system up to date by updating the drivers on your computer

Update »»


Burning Windows ISO file with program Rufus on a faster USB flash

Rufus »»


Win7, 8.1, 10 or Android, Linux compatible, high resolution wallpapers ...

Images »»

UEFI mod

Preparing, Removing Partitions and Old MBR Table and Installing

GPT »»

Windows Mail

Win 10 includes automatic email notification to manage all accounts

Mail »»


If you do not want to capture the entire screen, you need the Snipping Tool

Capture »»


There are several ways to capture an image on the screen, with keyboard

With keyboard »»

Capture BIOS

Take BIOS Screenshots. Take a screenshot of the Bios motherboard ...

Screen images »»

Capture web

FireShot takes full web page screenshots, and can save in PDF (with links) ...

Capture »»


Lock Screen Spotlight Images has been stored in the deepest, hidden folders

Images »»


Can open hundreds of web pages with a single click if the addresses in pdf file

Web capture »»

Num Lock

Keyboards have two numeric keys. Above the alphabet buttons, and

Scroll lock »»


At the home monitor is 4K resolution, but at the office is only HD? Settings ...

Setting the DPI »»


The system requires to enter your password every time when start computer

Login password »»

Hidden settings

You can enable seconds display in the Clock on the taskbar in the bottom, right

Clock »»

Format HDD

New external HDD is unformatted, so need formatting in NTFS


Micro SD

Do not throw in trash if your micro SD card SanDisk send a error message ...

Recover data »»

Site License

Site content, text, tips, descriptions, images, RegTweak.exe program is created to the «webmaster», under the protection of Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Total license you can read here: Creative Commons (4.0). Copy, distribute, tips, descriptions can be used for personal use only with webmaster permission, and with backlinks display

Site history

The site was released in 2007. After Windows'98, the first descriptions were made for XP, however, due to the cessation of Microsoft's support for XP (Experience), Windows7 and Vista descriptions have been deleted. At the end of October 2014, tips for Windows 10 have been added, but with the spread of smart phones and tablets, it has become important to transform the site into a "friendly mobile receptive". This was in the early months of 2017, as of April 2018, the new descriptions appear on the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), corresponding to a new standard designed by Google to accelerate the AMP HTML content known as "purified code"

Caution: Descriptions may contain errors, use at your own risk