Change Your Vista Account Picture

Your account picture is used for the login screen, your start menu, windows meeting space, and more. When you first set up your account, you may select one of the default images. In this guide you’ll learn how to customize your account picture.

This guide is included as part of the Windows Guides Customize Vista Desktop and Start Menu Series. Please visit the main page if you would like to learn why this guide may be useful.

Changing Your Account Picture

Change your account picture by following these steps:
1. Press the Start button
2. Click your account picture at the top of the menu

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3. In the User Accounts window, choose Change your picture

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a. Either click a picture you want to use
b. OR click Browse For More Pictures, locate your picture, and click Open

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If you see any white space around your picture, edit it in paint or another editing program to make your image square.

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This guide comes from the ‘Windows Vista – Customization Manual’ [Download a copy now]. The customization manual runs over the basics of customizing your Windows Vista machine to make it more personal. This guide is free of charge to all mintywhite.com readers.

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7 thoughts on “Change Your Vista Account Picture [How To]”

  1. Richard Thomas says:

    Just curious: how did you get pictures of the Start Menu, etc. from my machine to be in this post? Thanks.

  2. Richard Thomas says:

    Just curious: how did you get pictures of the Start Menu, etc. from my machine to be in this post? Thanks.

    1. Rich says:

      If I understand correctly, you need to take a screenshot of your desktop. Use the Print Screen button (top right of your keyboard) and then paste (CTRL+V) the screenshot into Paint.

  3. Richard Thomas says:

    Just curious: how did you get pictures of the Start Menu, etc. from my machine to be in this post? Thanks.

    1. Rich says:

      If I understand correctly, you need to take a screenshot of your desktop. Use the Print Screen button (top right of your keyboard) and then paste (CTRL+V) the screenshot into Paint.

  4. Rich says:

    If I understand correctly, you need to take a screenshot of your desktop. Use the Print Screen button (top right of your keyboard) and then paste (CTRL+V) the screenshot into Paint.

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