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    MD
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    log in picture


    I used to have a n outline of a head but now I have a picture. How do I make it o when I login there is no picture?

    I used to go to my profile and remove it but it remains. Win 8.1

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    Posts : 22,576
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    Hello Peter,

    One way is to use a solid color image as your user picture to not have one.

    User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Thanx a lot Brink; you were a big help once again.
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    Glad it'll work for you.
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    option to disable lock screen win 8.1


    Brink
    I wanted a 'ghost' or blank for my MS start screen but still want to sign in . I am afraid to mess things up again. Does this do this for you? I ask because I know you can get out of a jam.
    Peter

    >Disable lock screen, win 8.1 pro

    First hit Windows Key + R to bring up the Run dialog and type:gpedit.msc
    Next, navigate toComputer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel >Personalization. Then in the right panel under Setting, double click on Do notdisplay the lock screen.
    Change it from Not Configured to Enabled. Click OK to save thesetting.
    Next time you restart your computer or device, you wonít see thelock screen ó just the login screen. Disabling the lock screen only saves you aclick or flick of the screen, but if you donít use it, and time is essential,disabling it is easy.
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    A workaround to remove the user account picture would be to use a solid color image for your user picture that's the same color you have set for your backgrounds. You'll still have a user account picture, but you won't see it since it's the same color as the sign in screen's background color.




    Yeah, it's safe to disable the lock screen if you like.

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    photo


    I di not mean to make a mountain of a mole hill and it is not a problem.
    I was trying to understand how to regain the white ghost like blank face I had before I tinkered.

    I performed a system restore and I regained it. So much for tinkering and thank you for you patience.

    I was afraid to disable the lock screen and was asking what I would see if I did so. Would I log in as usual with a password yet not see anything but the password box?
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    Oh, I had thought you wanted no user account picture. LOL

    That default user account picture is located in the folder below to select it for next time.

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

    That's correct. If you disable the lock screen you would no longer see the lock screen to have to slide up to see the sign in screen.
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  9. #9


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    sign in


    Thank you sir. I have it now.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Peter.
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