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Log-in Picture - Can it be changed?

 
 
Tony Sperling
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      11-21-2006
Earlier, some of us had trouble with Avast and shuting down the machine -
not using the Welcome screen, and various other incantations helped
somewhat. All that was then taken care of and now I have a new machine and I
have started using the Welcome log-in facility for the first time, but the
images disturb me. Can they be changed for a photo? Where do I put it, and
will it have to have a certain name and size?


Tony. . .


 
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      11-21-2006
Hi Tony,

The log in images are located in:-
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account
Pictures

I have saved an image (as a .bmp file) - I first reduced it to 48 px by 48px
and that seems to work without a problem.

"Tony Sperling" wrote:

> Earlier, some of us had trouble with Avast and shuting down the machine -
> not using the Welcome screen, and various other incantations helped
> somewhat. All that was then taken care of and now I have a new machine and I
> have started using the Welcome log-in facility for the first time, but the
> images disturb me. Can they be changed for a photo? Where do I put it, and
> will it have to have a certain name and size?
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
>

 
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      11-21-2006
PS

Sorry that should have been:-
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account
Pictures\Default Pictures

Missed out the Default Pictures folder.

I saved mine as my_image.bmp - but I see some of the sample images also
contain spaces and are more than the traditional 8.3 naming convention - so I
guess you can name them anything within reason.
 
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Tony Sperling
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      11-21-2006
Thank you, Carol - See if I can find something perverse enough in my album.
Perhaps I can scan my passport, that is really freaky - very usefull, if
you've got time to burn in airports.

(Frogs and Flowers and Puppys just don't fit my requirements.)


Tony. . .


"Carol Steele" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> PS
>
> Sorry that should have been:-
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User

Account
> Pictures\Default Pictures
>
> Missed out the Default Pictures folder.
>
> I saved mine as my_image.bmp - but I see some of the sample images also
> contain spaces and are more than the traditional 8.3 naming convention -

so I
> guess you can name them anything within reason.



 
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Tony Sperling
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      11-21-2006
Yes - This works fine!

It doesn't seem to care about the pixel size, but it needs to be a square
format or it won't scale properly. I had to rename the ..\User Account
Pictures\'Administrator.bmp' and put my own creation in it's place.

Thanks, again!


Tony. . .


"Carol Steele" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> PS
>
> Sorry that should have been:-
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User

Account
> Pictures\Default Pictures
>
> Missed out the Default Pictures folder.
>
> I saved mine as my_image.bmp - but I see some of the sample images also
> contain spaces and are more than the traditional 8.3 naming convention -

so I
> guess you can name them anything within reason.



 
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Dominic Payer
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      11-21-2006
If you go to your user account in Control Panel - User Accounts you have an
option to change your picture and can browse for any picture in bmp, gif,
jpg or png format.

If the picture you want to use is in some other format you just have to
convert it to one of the acceptable formats with an image editor before
browsing.



"Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Earlier, some of us had trouble with Avast and shuting down the machine -
> not using the Welcome screen, and various other incantations helped
> somewhat. All that was then taken care of and now I have a new machine and
> I
> have started using the Welcome log-in facility for the first time, but the
> images disturb me. Can they be changed for a photo? Where do I put it, and
> will it have to have a certain name and size?
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>



 
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Tony Sperling
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      11-21-2006
Yes, I was looking through there expecting something like that - apparently,
I must have been on the Win2K machine while doing it. I am used to having
things separated, but I sometimes end up being confused. (Sad, but true!)

Tony. . .


"Dominic Payer" <dominic@dc_p_ayer.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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> If you go to your user account in Control Panel - User Accounts you have

an
> option to change your picture and can browse for any picture in bmp, gif,
> jpg or png format.
>
> If the picture you want to use is in some other format you just have to
> convert it to one of the acceptable formats with an image editor before
> browsing.
>
>
>
> "Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Earlier, some of us had trouble with Avast and shuting down the

machine -
> > not using the Welcome screen, and various other incantations helped
> > somewhat. All that was then taken care of and now I have a new machine

and
> > I
> > have started using the Welcome log-in facility for the first time, but

the
> > images disturb me. Can they be changed for a photo? Where do I put it,

and
> > will it have to have a certain name and size?
> >
> >
> > Tony. . .
> >
> >

>
>



 
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