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Windows 8 Pro. x64 Built-In Administrator Account Picture?

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    Windows 8 Pro. x64

    Windows 8 Pro. x64 Built-In Administrator Account Picture?


    Just performed a clean install of Windows 8 Pro. x64 on a new system. As soon as Windows finished installing, I opened secpol.msc, enabled the built-in administrator account, rebooted and deleted the first account I made during Windows setup and am now using the built-in administrator account as my main account. I don't care if the Metro apps. don't work.

    What I want though is a way to change the account picture for this built-in administrator account. When I go into the Metro UI, click on the my username at the top right of the screen and click on "Change account picture", nothing happens.

    When I go into the desktop then Control Panel -> User Accounts, there is no option to change the account picture.


    Has anyone figured out how to change the user account picture for the built-in administrator account?

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    xp32 home /xp32 pro /vista64 /win7 64 /win8 64


    go to start screen click on the admin account top right corner and you will get the option to choose account picture done
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    Windows 8 Pro. x64


    Ummm... Read my post again.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
    go to start screen click on the admin account top right corner and you will get the option to choose account picture done
    Quote Originally Posted by Synomenon View Post
    Ummm... Read my post again.
    Something wrong with your Windows setup, might be a good idea to run the system file checker (SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8).

    Tested it now, for me it works exactly as Chinga told you, as also told in this tutorial.

    First:

    Click image for larger version

    Then:


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    Finally:

    Click image for larger version
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    Windows 8 Pro. x64


    Yes, as I've mentioned; I've tried all of that and none of it works.

    Ok, after more research I've found that the built-in administrator account has some limitations (can't use Metro apps., can't assign an account picture, etc.).

    So for now (until someone finds workarounds), I'll have to deal with it.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Synomenon View Post
    Yes, as I've mentioned; I've tried all of that and none of it works.

    Ok, after more research I've found that the built-in administrator account has some limitations (can't use Metro apps., can't assign an account picture, etc.).

    So for now (until someone finds workarounds), I'll have to deal with it.
    I showed in my previous post how I set an account picture to built-in administrator account, the screenshots are from actual procedure I did to test if that really is a disabled feature in Windows 8. Screenshots prove it is not disabled, the picture can be set. I also suggested you run the system file checker.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    The admin acct is meant to be use when you have trouble with your regular acct , you should have kepy the othere acct ,if you have problems you will have no good working acct to fall back on
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    Windows 8 Pro. x64


    As I've already mentioned, IT DOES NOT WORK FOR ME. My administrator account was enabled using option #4:
    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    I also disabled "Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account" which was another option in secpol.msc..
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    How you enable the built-in administrator account is irrelevant. The account picture can be changed. The issue is in your Windows setup, not in Windows itself.

    Usually system file checker is the first tool to run when you get system related errors and issues. Seems you are not willing to do even the simplest things to try to solve your issue.

    Unsubscribing as pointless thread.

    Kari
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    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro. x64


    I have run system file checker and just got the message:

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
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