Managing Your User Account
Changing the Account Picture for Other People
Every user account can have a unique picture associated with it. This picture is dis-
played on the logon screen and on the Start menu. If you want to change the picture
associated with another person’s account, follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety heading and
then click User Accounts.
3. On the User Accounts page, click “Manage another account.”
4. On the “Choose the account you would like to change” page, you’ll see a list of
existing accounts on the computer. Click the account you want to work with.
5. On the “Make changes to...” page, click “Change the picture.”
6. On the “Choose a new picture for...account” page, shown in Figure 18-8, click
the picture you want to use, or click the “Browse for more pictures” link to select
any BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, DIB, or RLE picture to use.
7. Click Change Picture.
If the user for whom you are setting the picture hasn’t logged on to the
computer yet, the picture data is saved temporarily in your profile.
When the user logs on, Windows Vista will create the user’s profile and
copy the picture you’ve assigned into this profile. Most pictures are
optimized to a file size of 50 KB or less—even high-resolution pictures.
Figure 18-7. Changing the account name