How to change your account picture in Windows 8

Continuing on our experience personalizing Windows 8, this article will show you how to change your User Tile using an existing picture. If your monitor or laptop has a built in camera, you can use the new Camera app to take an instant picture. Lets take a look:


Go to the Start screen, click on Control Panel


Click on Personalize then click User Tile. If you have an existing picture you would like to use, click on Browse:


If you don’t see any files, click on Go up


Click the folder where the desired picture is stored


Click the picture you want to use or browse one of the available galleries if you have one, then click Choose Image.

Using your built in Camera:
If you have a camera, Click Webcam:



Tap the screen to take your photo


Use the anchors to crop the photo and remove any unnecessary information. When complete, click the check box at the bottom of the right hand corner of the screen. You can also click the discard button and try again if you are not satisfied.

There you have it.


Filed under Windows 8

5 responses to “How to change your account picture in Windows 8

  1. usman55

    How to remove it? i.e. set it to default?

  2. dianna

    when I go to the page to change my account pic everything is unhighlighted so I cant click on ANYTHING

  3. Rahul Biswas

    but Browse option doesn’t work. so I am unable to change the account picture

  4. lamore

    my windows doesnt allow me ,,,,that option is faded…what do i doo

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