How to Change a Users Login Picture

by eHow Computers Editor

It is the subtleties of life that we take notice of, and one of those subtleties is the picture that is associated to your user login. Users want that little picture next to their name to represent them, or at least their personality. The time that people will take to search for that "just right picture" must say something about their attention to detail, or that they don't have a life.

Start Windows XP. Hopefully this will happen as soon as you turn your machine on and login to your account.

Press "Start" and "Control Panel". This will bring up a window with several options. The Control Panel window has links that can change so many things on your computer, vital and non-vital. Good rule of thumb is, "don't change things if you don't know what they are or what they do".

Double click "User Accounts" This may bring up several accounts. You wan to choose just the one you own and have rights to change. This will bring up a Pick a Task Window. On this new window choose to "Change an Account".

Click the user account that you want to change the picture for. You may have a few, one for home, another for work and one for a guest. The guest doesn't need access to all your important games and vital Soduko scores.

Pick the "Change My Picture" option. This is the fun part, and the part that can leave you browsing for hours.

Choose a picture from the default that Windows has given you or click "Browse for More Pictures". Search your hard drive for just the right digital picture that says how you are feeling, or just one of dog sleeping on the cat.

Highlight the file name or picture and select "Open". This will change the user's picture forever, or until your mood changes and you follow these steps again.