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Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time by Lance Whitney

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Changing Your Account Picture

Your account picture appears on the Windows 8 login screen and in the upper-right corner of the Start screen. If you are using a Windows account and previously set up an image for your profile, then that image appears as your account picture. If you are using a local account or a Microsoft account with no associated picture, then the picture appears as just a plain generic image. You can easily change that generic image into a photograph of yourself or some other picture that you want to represent you. You can also switch to a different image by picking one from your Windows Pictures folder or taking a new photo through your PC's webcam. This task explains how to set up and change your Windows 8 account picture.

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1 Log in to Windows: Log in with the account whose picture you wish to change.

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2 Access your account picture: From the Start screen, click your account name and picture in the upper-right corner. From the menu, click Change account picture.

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3 View pictures: The PC settings screen opens to display your current account picture. Click Browse to ...

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