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Why don't I have the option to Edit MY Profile Picture

  1. #1


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1

    Why don't I have the option to Edit MY Profile Picture


    When I click on My Profile Picture the menu does not include an option to click on for Edit Profile Picture. My Microsoft Account is in my name only so that isn't the issue. What should I be doing please.

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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    See this Tutorial

    I just did it on my W8 machine (not 8.1) and it worked for me. It's just a pain because you can't paste in the photo path. You have to click pictures/tiles all the way along.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Edit it your pic in Skydrive, then that pic will show on your puter.

    There is a little tweek I found that allows you to do it on the pc, but I don't know if I can give you the link, I'll ask Shawn. It's a tweek, not a crack.
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    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks very much for your replies, I'll have a go.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I dont know if this is the same tutorial Miles posted:

    User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

    I do have a file named "Pic1.exe" which is a number of reg tweeks that allow you to directly access the User Profile Pic settings, I could post it here, but the Admins may consider it a virus. I'll have to ask them, but I cant send it to them in a PM I can only attach it here.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Actually I just took a better look at it, and it DOES have something in there that bypasses activation, so I can't post it here, I didn't know it was in there, someone gave me the tweek and I used it, it worked. But it does something crack-like so I can't share it. It was a trusted friend, so I didn't question it. Sorry, cant share it- The Tutorial should work though. I dont even see how to remove it, but I used it on the first PC I installed 8 into, and after that I didn't need to use it anymore, it uploaded the pic to Skydrive and every PC after that uses the same image if I use my Skydrive account.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks


    Thanks for your help.
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