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How to add or change a user's picture in Windows XP

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This article was previously published under Q292434
In Windows XP, you can have a picture displayed next to the user name on the Welcome screen and on the new Start menu. This article describes how to change the picture for non-domain members.

Note This feature is not available to computers that participate in a domain.

Windows XP Home Edition and Professional

Non-Domain Members

A picture is automatically assigned to each user account. To change this picture:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click User Accounts.
  2. Click the account for which you want to change the picture.
  3. Click Change the picture.
  4. Click a picture in the window, or click Browse for More Pictures, and then click the picture that you want to use.
  5. When this picture is highlighted in the window, click Change Picture.

Domain Members

This feature is not supported on computers that are a member of a domain.

Article ID: 292434 - Last Review: 01/15/2006 22:33:42 - Revision: 2.2

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