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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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2.1. Change Your User Account Picture

You can customize your Windows 7 user account to use a picture that suits you.

When you install Windows 7, the program asks you to select a picture to go along with your user account. This picture appears at the top of the Start menu as well as in the Welcome screen when you log on to Windows 7. The installation program offers a dozen or so pictures that include a dog, cat, fish, robot, chess set, fireworks, and various nature images. These are fine enough, but perhaps having chosen, say, the fish first time around, you might decide that it just does not convey who you are.

In that case, you can configure your user account to use one of the other pictures. If none of the predefined Windows 7 images is just ...

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