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  1. #1


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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Login Picture


    Wanted to put an actual picture on my login screen for windows 8. Little did I know that the system thinks I am using it for a picture password and it wanted me to set it up that way. Is that the only way a login picture is used?
    Strange...

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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello gallicbear,

    Did you mean an user account picture?

    User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

    If you meant the actual sign in screen background, then these may help.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    or

    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Start screen is what I had in mind. Thanks for the tutorial, Brink.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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