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Resizing User Account Picture in Start Menu

Q: Resizing User Account Picture in Start Menu

Is it possible to increase the size of the User Account picture that displays on the top right side of the Start Menu in Windows Vista Home Premium? It's larger at the windows login screen but tiny in the start menu. Am I hoping for too much?

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A: Resizing User Account Picture in Start Menu

Hello Bang, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Sorry, but that cannot be changed in Vista unless some 3rd party skinning program has that option.

Sorry,
Shawn

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Hello All,

This is my first post, I do hope someone may be able to help assist me..

I simple wish to remove the user picture, not change it, remove it completely. I did it on Vista but the same does not work on Win7.

Just to clarify, click on orb. Top right you see user picture. Go to Music, Computer etc and the image changes. I want to remove the image.

I have Aves style builder which I used with Vista but does not seem to work well with Win7.

A:Remove user picture from start menu

I'd like to do this too if it's possible

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Hello, is this possible? Thanks.
Edit: What I want to do is remove the entire picture space so that the start menu can extend all the way to the top.

A:Remove User picture from start menu?

You will need the program Restorator to do this get it -=> Here
You will also need the HexEditor VXI32..

1. Open the mssytles file in Restorator 2007 Extract variant > normal
2. Open the normal file in VXI32
3. Ctrl + G
4. Enter 0144c8 in decimal and press OK
5. Replace 01 with 00
6. Save
7. Drag normal file back into restorator replacing the original
8. Save
9. Restart themes service

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I have been modify my own theme for a week now, and i would love to modify user picture and frame form start menu, can you help me please how to mod it. Thanks.

A:How to modify user picture from start menu, thanks.

I would imagine you would need to create and edit your own image first, and then just browse to it to use it for your user account.

Choose a picture for your user account and Start menu

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Here's one solution that i have developed for this specific problem.
Place the .exe wherever you want, then run it once to set it as an autostart item for Windows.
The user picture will vanish from existence.

It will only re-appear if you change the Theme or if you reposition the taskbar around your desktop, but then again you can manually run the .exe once more.

Works for Windows Vista, Windows 7.

A:Remove User Picture from Start Menu

Thank you. Too bad it doesn't play nice with vertical task bars. Since this exe doesn't remove the margin where the user picture used to be and in vertical view the entire user picture is 'inside' the right pane of the start menu, you get a large amount of blank space in the right pane. Oh well.

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I've gone way beyond the limits of customizing my system. I've had it with icons, pictures. Some things I like to just be in image but I've turned into someone that no one will understand and I'm not looking for anyone to. For me, it's all about simplicity.

So my deal is...

I want to REMOVE or HIDE the user picture on the Start menu in Vista.

Is there a way?

Here is my Start Menu now: (so if I could hide the user picture - my transformation would be complete) :) I know you're all going to think I'm totally weird for having it the way I do but I just like it. It's simple. I'm all too familiar with the registry but not enough that if what I'm asking for is in the registry somewhere, then I would just please ask to be told where so I can make the appropriate modifications. There has to be a way. So, thanks if anyone can help. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

A:Hide/remove user picture in start menu.

I want to REMOVE or HIDE the user picture on the Start menu in Vista.



I didn't try this but I found on other forums this method:






1. Open the mssytles file in Restorator 2007 Extract variant > normal
2. Open the normal file in VXI32
3. Ctrl + G
4. Enter 0144c8 in decimal and press OK
5. Replace 01 with 00
6. Save
7. Drag normal file back into restorator replacing the original
8. Save
9. Restart themes service



Probably you can also use other hex editor -as I said above I've never tried this...

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after i using the system control in iobit toolbox
the start menu show some problem
1.the windows logo overlaps with the user name
2.cannot change the acc picture,i know the basically changing method
3.after i press the log off or shutdown button,the pop-up windows change to the old views
do anyone know how to fix this(the task bar tab problem is solved)?
i believe that the toolbox have changed the registry value ,but i don't know how to change it back

A:cannot change user acc picture and some start menu problem

Uninstall iobit toolbox

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Is there a registry edit or is there somewhere I can go to change the size of pictures that an account uses? I have a few banners that would look cool as an account pic but by defauly they are resized to fit in the small 64x64 square that Windows uses.
 

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Just created a 2nd admin account on a W10 PC and

The Start menu button is not working on a new user account....still works ok on the original account. Done sfc scan now and it found some errors, now downloading replacement files.....hope that will work....did the tecommended re register the start menu and a registry edit, but they didn't work

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Guest account disabled, never been enabled, still I have it on user menu.

How to remove it?

Kari

A:How do I remove Guest account from Start Screen user menu?

Turn it off.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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When I started up my computer it went to the error check screen and it started to delete some files. I thought it was doing a routine check to keep everything in order and to make my computer faster, but it deleted some of my icons, user account pictures, start menu shortcuts in All Programs, and all the shortcuts in Administrative Tools.

How can I restore them?
 

A:Lost user account pictures, some desktop icons, start menu shortcuts

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When I choose a new picture it automatically resizes to 128 x 128. My problem is that when you click on the image to login, it increases to what seems to be 256 x 256, but rather then using the source image and resizing that it appears to just scale the 128 x 128 image up, leading to a terrible looking image.

I figured that I might be able to get around this by seeing how the default images work since their larger versions look fine. Looking into the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures all of the images seem to be 128 x 128, so I figured that there must be another folder with 256 x 256 versions of all these images for when the larger image is displayed, but am unable to find such a folder.

So basically my question is, is there anything I can do to have a decent quality image for my account image?

A:User account image resizing issue.

Welcome to Seven Forums TheUselessNoob. I am unable to recreate that behavior. That is, the logon picture scaling to twice the size when you click on it?

User Account Picture - Change

You are saying when you mouse over it, it grows to twice the size?

A Guy

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Good evening from Graz,

i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.

What could this problem be related to?

greetings
Nico Müller
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,
Nico
 

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this is more of a bug report. So ...

On Windows 7 x64UAC disabledEMET 5.5 installed

If a user(user account privileges) launches the EMET GUI they will receive the following error and the GUI will crash.
<image removed because account wasnt verified ?> 
Here is the output from the error message
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Custom' is denied.
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKeyInternal(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, Object registrySecurityObj, RegistryOptions registryOptions)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck)
at MitigationInterface.ShimUtil..ctor(Arch SysArch)
at MitigationInterface.ApplicationMitigations..ctor(SystemMitigations SysMits, IReportingActions Logging, ApplicationMitigationsMode mode, RegistryKey emetKey)
at GraphicalApp.MainForm.RefreshSystemAndAppMitigations()
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at DevExpress.XtraEditors.XtraForm.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl... Read more

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Hi there,

In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?

Cheers.

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Hello,

I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

A:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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When I first start my computer a screen appears with pictures of each user's password-protected account. When I clik on one of the pictures a new screen appears with the same picture I cliked on, but the picture is about 3-4x larger. Is it possible for the account picture in the first screen ('choose account' screen) to be the same size as the account picture in the second ('password login' screen)? If so, how to do?

-thank you

A:User Account Picture Question

No, they are smaller on the first screen because there is more than one.

There was another thread here a while back that was trying to accomplish that too, through the registry, it just made everything huge.

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I want to create some Windows 8 User Account pictures in Photoshop. I understand this can be done with either .bmp or .png.

I understand that Win8 will reduce and crop, but not necessarily in a way that will produce a good picture. I am having real trouble locating the pixel dimensions that Windows 8 needs for an uncropped User Account picture. Can anyone help?

A:Need User Account Picture Dimensions

This should help you get started with your project:

Attachment 24351

Good luck.

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I am having a problem. No matter what picture I choose for my User Account, it will not display. All I get is that little box with a red X in it. It won't display on the desktop or in the box when changing User Account information. Any suggestions? System operates fine except for that.
 

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Hi Everyone. I am stuck right now. I dont know exactly what happened but my account picture on Vista randomly changed to an orange flower. I can not change it through control pannel or user settings or anything. If I click on another picture to be used, nothing changes. I saw a thread for this problem here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108...re-369825.html

This thread listed takes you to another thread with the "resolved" issue. The steps , however, that this solved thread told me to do didnt work. This is the advice that worked for the others:

"Another MVP had told me how to disable the new Win XP FAX and Picture
Previewer by going Start>Run>regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
I turned it back on with Start>Run>regsvr32 shimgvw.dll"

The problem is, if I run "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll" I get a notice on vista saying : "The module "shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegister Server was not found. Make sure that shimgvw.dll is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."

I really am stuck and I dont know what to do to fix this problem. Please help, thanks

A:Account User Picture Problem

Have you tried a System Restore back to a point before this problem first appeared.
When you go to START have you double clicked on the Account picture and tried to change the Accont picture?
You could also try running SFC:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html

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Hello,

I have recently encountered a problem with my Windows 7 log-on screen. Ever since using "Tuneup Utilties" to automatically change the BACKGROUND of the log-on screen, the User Account Picture has become extremely low quality and blurry. It is not a problem with the picture resolution, even the default pictures are not blurry. I have no idea what to do. Please help.

Thank you

A:Low Quality User Account Picture

hello and welcome,
that's maybe cause by your background of the logon.
try to use the default background and see the logo picture,still got same issue or not.

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How do i get a new picture in standard user account?
it never has had a picture
when i click start/picture standard user account/add picture nothing happens-start screen goes task bar does not let me do anything.
tried control panel/user accounts/manage accounts
does not give me option add picture
any ideas?
 

A:Picture standard user account

Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.

T.
 

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The is no picture in my eser account.

Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.

Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.

How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick

A:how to change user account picture

Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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Hello, I have a problem with windows vista that I cannot figure out alone. The problem is that when I try to change my user account picture to something else, it always reverts back to the default orange flower picture on log off or restart (it DOES change the login picture, but NOT the start menu or user account pictures). I have tried everything. I fixed it temporarily by copying the my user account picture to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and renaming it "user", but I want the ability to change it without going to that hassle. I found one "solution" that told me to run regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll but it gave me an error message ("The module "shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the entry point DllUnregisterServer could not be found. Please make sure "shimgvw.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and try again." or something like that). Can anybody help?

A:Problem with user account picture

Not to be impatient, but this thread has been up for more than 2 days by my time zone. Please don't tell me this is unfixable.

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Hi all,

Some time back, I set up two user accounts on my Windows 7 PC, customised to use desk top icons from my personal photo library. Now I would like to copy these images to another Windows 7 PC. Of course I cant now remember where I got them from, and whats more cant find where they are located on the first machine. Can anyone point me to the right place?

A:Customised user account picture

I dont quite understand what you mean but I think this will help






Quote:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures

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Myself being the administrator on my home pc I created another user account that can be used by my kids. I noticed a problem when attempting to open jpeg photos while signed in to this account. I assumed the same program that I have set for this task on my account would launch when attempting to open a pic. Instead a window pops up that says something like "there is no program associated with this file type. Please choose a program from a list or search the web for a suitable program". When I attempt to choose the same program I use and I check "always use this program" the photo will open in said program but once I close it and attempt to open it again the same thing happens all over again. Why is this happening..?

A:user account picture viewing problem

Hello Mrmars

Here is another way to try to make it stick

Open a Windows Explorer window such as 'My Computer' then go to
Tools\Folder Options.
From the folder options, select the 'file types' tab, and wait while Windows builds the list of file types present on your PC.

Scroll through the 'registered file types' box until you find jpeg.
Highlight it and hit the 'change' button below to select a new application to open this file type by default.

.

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hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.

A:not able to change user account picture,log in screen

Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

A:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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Hello, my user account picture on the log in screen is not showing all of the pictures that i choose, pictures appear to be cropped, and only 75% of any picture is displayed, I have tried several different from my images file, but always the same result.Can anyone help please.

A:my user account picture does not display properly

they need to be a certain size to display correctly, cant remember off the top of my head what that size is , i will have a google

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.

Any ideas?

A:Unable to change User account picture

Hello Tally,

You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.

If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Does anyone know of a way, or an app, which would allow me to have my user account picture update every the login / lock screen is displayed?

Basically I have a folder full of images that I like to use as my account picture, but instead of changing it every week or whatever, I'd like for it to change every time I login, so next time the login/lock screen is shown, it's different..

Does anyone know of anything like this? Or would be able to make a simple script to do it?

EDIT: Ok I've made a script which updates the user profile .bmp file, but changing that file does NOT update the user profile picture if it's a local user (it works for domain users apparently).. Any idea where the actual edit needs to be made / what cache needs dropping?

Thanks for any help!
Chuckun

A:Auto-changing user account picture?

Hmmm. I fired up Process Monitor (PM) and was not able to see the step(s) that you need to do to get the desired results. You might want to spend more time on it than I did. Filter PM on Explorer and record/monitor the events that take place when you manually change a user's picture via Control Panel > User Accounts.

The profile bmp that you mentioned can be deleted if this is for a local user account - even after a restart, the user image is coming from somewhere else.

If you really want to dig into this issue - you can run PM from one user account while you log off and on to another user account. PM should show you where W7 is getting the image from for the log on screen.

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hi guys! i am currently using windows 7 home premium 32 bit and having problem with changing size of user account picture.

what it is is when i change the 128 x 128 picture's size to 64 x 64 and set it as user account picture and see the log on screen, it doesn't actually shrink. instead what i am getting is a blurry version still with the size of 128 x 128.

it seems that windows 7 has a fixed setting on that. and i need your help!

any contribution would be appreciated. thanks!

A:changing size of user account picture?

Not really understanding why this is an issue for you.... that being said.
The image will always be that default size though, I'm not aware of a way to change it.
Whether you use a 64pixel or a 8megapixel digital camera image it's going to show the same size there.

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Hi everybody,

I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?

My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).

Thanks!

A:can not change user account picture on logon screen

I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.

Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.

A:Change user account picture via command line

I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.

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I'm trying to find the file location for the user account picture, I found a page that said it was in programData\microsoft\... etc. All I can find in there is the user.jpg (as it said), but that's a random flower, not the picture I set it to, also in there i find a Brydon.dat (my computer and account's name), but it's a blank file.
I'm on an HP computer running windows 7 ultimate (OEM) and the default picture was the HP logo.

A:User account picture location HP windows 7 ultimate.

Hello packocrayons, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The user account picture is stored in the hidden folder below as (username).bmp. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp

User Account Picture - Change
The other location you mentioned is for the default image when the account is created new instead.User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

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I am logged on as administrator for my laptop, and whenever I turn on my comp. I use a password that allows me to logon.

My question is this, in the start menu, why does my picture not appear beside my name. Is it because of this administrator setting?

I have checked in my user account, and the image is perfectly visible there. Even if i try to apply it, all that happens is my name only shows. Not the picture.

Interested in knowing how to solve this...
zahra
 

A:Start Menu Picture and Name

I got this at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm [under user picture]
"How to Add a Specific Picture

Find a picture you are interested in using and use Save As to download and/or move the picture in question to your My Pictures Folder. Then go to User Account/Change my picture/Browse for more pictures/My Pictures Folder/Choose the picture you want to use, then click Open.

Summary of an image is 48x48/71 dpi, depth 24.

Note: If you have disabled Picture and Fax Viewer by using regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll, you will not be able to change the picture. To restore, go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

User Picture is Missing on Start Menu: It's only there if you are using XP themes. If using classic there is no picture. Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 shimgvw "
 

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I set up my Windows 8.1 tablet offline at my dad's and used a nude photo of my girlfriend as the user account picture. All done offline. About a week later, the tablet forced me to link it with my Microsoft account in order to continue to log into windows. Now I am finding that same nude picture is showing up when I am on the Microsoft website. That would not make my girlfriend happy if she found that out and I don't think the public needs her urinating. How can I prevent it from automatically posting it online. When I go to my account using a web browser, I can change it back to the Sylveon I originally had, and my user account on the tablet will still be my girlfriend, but eventually the nude photo returns to the Microsoft website. How do I stop this?

A:prevent Windows 8 from taking my user account picture and posting it to MS Websi

I don't know if you can stop it. I believe that if you log in to windows 8.1  everything you do with a Microsoft account if you log in to your computer that way will be transferd to all your devices  using that account.

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Using Classic Shell or Ex7forW8 to get back your start menu, you still have your user profile picture. I want to use an animated gif for this. possible? Found a really cool pic of a 4 dimensional cube called a tesseract. Tesseract - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My thinking is this might work because you can use animated images on the desktop wallpaper but I tried it and it doesn't work - any way to get it to work?

I found you cant use an animated gif directly in win 7 or 8 like you could in XP How to Set Animated Gifs as Desktop Wallpaper - Windows 7 Support Forums But this solution allows you to use movie files, so all i need to do is get this working and create a movie file with a loop.. LOL yeah right.. i think i need a better solution.

Closest i found is this Animated User Pic on Windows 7 by ~dejco on deviantART

A:Possible to use an animated gif for a start menu picture?

I don't think that can happen with the Start Screen. I know the ability to get DreamScenes running in Windows 8 was basically killed off with the WDM module as it was optimized for efficiency. But that's the Desktop, on Start, I really doubt that can happen. MAYBE, a third party can figure that out, but it seems REAL iffy to me.

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No matter what I do. I've done all the usual, tried changing picture, changing back, gone into every setting I can think of. In the User Account, it shows the picture there. But when I click on start, all I get is the blue bar with my name.

It's been this way for months, and is NOT earth shattering - don't really need to see a picture up there instead of a big blank spot, but it's annoying that I can't figure it out. I hate unresolved problems, sticky though they may be.

Thanks for any advice.

(I'm running XP Pro, SP1)
 

A:Picture will NOT show up in Start Menu

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I'm running identical Vista Enterprise computers in a lab environment on a Windows Domain, and am having an issue with the user account picture.  Namely, on the user logon screen, just above the fields for the username and password, there's a giant empty frame where the user account picture should be.
 
I've already replaced the user.bmp and guest.bmp, so that our company logo will show up for users in the start menu after they've logged in, and will show up in the logon window for their user name if they've locked their session, but I'm unable to get the picture to show up on the original logon screen before the user logs in.
 
Some group policies we have include:




Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
  Enabled

Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL
  Enabled




Always use classic logon
   Enabled
 
So far I haven't found any good info that refers to this problem.  I've only seen two posts on these forums that come close to the problem I'm having, but neither touch on it directly and provide a solution.  They are:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2233417&SiteID=17
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=964037&SiteID=17
 
Does anyone know if it's even possible to force a user account picture to be displayed on the Vista logon screen when on a domain?  Thanks in advance.
 
Trelf
 
 
 
 

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In my flash drive I have a picture which I imported into Photos folder.I would like to Customize my Metro Start menu which includes that picture. How do I do that please.I thank you for your help.

A:How to import picture on Start (metro) menu pls

Here is a Youtube video I made showing how to change your Lockscreen background.



Here is a YouTube video I did of how to change the Start Screen background.



You can also try this tutorial from this site.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

Hope they help.

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is there anyway to change the alignment of the picture, to have it inside the start menu like this one.

A:Change the alignment of the picture in Start Menu?

Welcome to Seven Forums chaoticpath. If you use the Basic theme, the picture is on the start menu like the picture:



Or, you could remove the picture:

http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...e-remover.html

A Guy

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hello im new in here,umm how can i change my start menu background picture into a custom ones

any response is appreciated!(except troll ones)

A:Custom Start Menu Picture Background

Go to Control panel>Persnolisation. And choose Your Theme

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really want to change the windows 7 start menu background. i have been trying to understand the few tutorials i found here but none of them seem to be blatant enough for my understanding.. i have installed "restorator 2009" "uxstylecore x64" and "resheack" i attempted to follow a tutorial for restorator. but it does not seem to work as they describe. i copied the aero.msstyles file to desktop and opened it with restorator. then it says to go to images but i do not get an images folder only these. mui/string/version. also upon instructions i installed dark 7 theme but that just makes my explorer turn to basic. i am so lost i have been tweaking windows 7 for quite a while and never had a problem understanding instructions but a must be missing something crucial. caan anyone provide a good tutorial for changing the windows 7 start menu background? without paying a dime. thanks for any help.

A:windows 7 start menu background picture?

UxStyle Core does not modify themes, it just circumvents the Microsoft Protection so you can be able to use Custom themes.

Resource Hacker/resheack, only allows you to modify 32bit files. as far as I know

Dont know much about creating themes but the only other software I know of is Win7 Style Builder $22 bucks, or Skinstudio $20. I know your looking for something for free, but I dont think a free one exists ???

I know you can edit the shellstyle.dll's and .msstyles with restorator but have not played around with it for so long i forgot all the details?

I would Start at a few Forums that focus on Windows 7 style building

CreativeX and Virtual Customs are both great forums check em out!

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dear forum

i do not know why but my desktop picture button has disappeared from my start menu . is there a way to put the desktop picture button back in the start menu ? i noticed that i can bring up a desktop button by hovering the mouse pointer on the lower left corner but that is lame . i just want my desktop picture button back .
also is there any way to have windows 8 open on the desktop ? i do not want to deal with the endless stupid steps required just to open the computer . first i have to raise the unnecessary full screen picture . then i have to type in my password . ( i do not want to type in my password because i am the only person who ever uses my computer and if someone else did i wouldn't care anyhow ) . then i get to the start menu which is filled with buggy programs that never work and now my desktop button has mysteriously disappeared . i would like for windows 8 to have the option to simply open on my desktop without me doing anything . no password . no start menu . no full screen picture that i have to raise ( what is that thing for ? ) . i realize that the windows 8 start menu and password stuff is mainly due to the people who will use windows 8 with tablets and smart phones etc . but i only use my regular ( rather old ) desktop pc . the password screen and buggy start menu are totally unnecessary and a pita . please microsoft -- give windows 8 desktop users the option of booting the computer up to the desktop screen and bypassin... Read more

A:desktop picture button disappeared from start menu

Originally Posted by doggrell3000


dear forum

i do not know why but my desktop picture button has disappeared from my start menu . is there a way to put the desktop picture button back in the start menu ? i noticed that i can bring up a desktop button by hovering the mouse pointer on the lower left corner but that is lame . i just want my desktop picture button back .



I'm not sure I completely understand what's been lost, but you can access the settings for the Account picture in the following way.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8





also is there any way to have windows 8 open on the desktop ? i do not want to deal with the endless stupid steps required just to open the computer . first i have to raise the unnecessary full screen picture . then i have to type in my password . ( i do not want to type in my password because i am the only person who ever uses my computer and if someone else did i wouldn't care anyhow ) . then i get to the start menu which is filled with buggy programs that never work and now my desktop button has mysteriously disappeared . i would like for windows 8 to have the option to simply open on my desktop without me doing anything . no password . no start menu . no full screen picture that i have to raise ( what is that thing for ? ) . i realize that the windows 8 start menu and password stuff is mainly due to the people who will use windows 8 with tablets and smart phones ... Read more

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