When you first set up your account you are asked to select a picture that will appear alongside your name & most people just choose one of the standard pictures without realising they can use any picture they like, but before we change the picture lets look at why you might want to.
The account picture isn’t only used at the Microsoft Windows login screen, it’s also used on your virtual business card, in your contacts file and on Windows Meeting Space amongst other things so it makes sense to use a personalised picture that represents you more accurately.
- Click the Windows Vista Orb to reveal the Start Menu and then click your account picture in the top right of the menu.
- The User Accounts screen will then be displayed, select the option ‘Change Your Picture’
- You will now be presented with the standard Windows Vista set of pictures, choose one if there’s one you like, but the chances are there isn’t, so click the Browse button and use the Windows File Selector dialog to locate the picture you want and click Open.
- Now click the button marked ‘Change Picture’ and finally click the Windows Orb to check your picture has changed.