Windows 10: Remove User Account Picture Solved

  1.    03 Jun 2017 #1

    Remove User Account Picture


    Pardon me if this is answered already.
    Bros i just installed Windows 10 Pro Creators Update Version 1703 Build 15063.0. I want to remove user account picture on login screen.


    I tried some tutorials but nothing is working for me. I don't remember how i did it in Anniversary update
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #2

    The only real known way to do it, was posted by @Edwin here: How to make the login account pic transparent? - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #3

    Using a solid color works okay, but, if you have a background with shapes or graphics, it's almost impossible to get it bang on as Windows will re-size and dim the image for the logon screen.

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  4. tracit99's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #4

    Edit: I would like to give credit to Gary Blok the person that helped me find this solution. https://garytown.com/ It took me a while to find his name and website again.

    The method that I use does not remove the user account picture. Instead I use a transparent image and force Windows 10 to use that image. The end results is the appearance of no user account picture. This method works if you have not set an user account picture in Windows 10. I am not sure what will happen if you have all ready set an user account picture or if you automatically sync settings.

    Change Default Account Picture in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Go to %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\ find and rename User-192.png to User-192.old.
    Download and copy from my Google Drive the User-192.png file (transparent although it will appear as a black square) to %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\.

    The folder should look similar to this when you are done.

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    Now you must force Windows 10 to use this image. Open Registry editor and navigate to:

    Apply Default Account Picture to All Users in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    In the right pane right click and choose Add DWORD (32 Bit) Value (even if you have a 64 Bit system)
    Name it UseDefaultTile. Double click this new DWORD and set its value to 1.
    Here is how the Registry should look when you are done.

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    Now Log off/Sign out. You should not see the transparent user account picture now.

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    If you update Windows 10 to a later version (i.e. Windows Insider Preview) or if you run sfc /scannow you will have to go back and replace the User-192.png with the transparent User-192.png. So far the registry key has been unaffected.
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Mar 2018 at 18:11. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #5

    I simply set the lockscreen picture to use same file as account picture (black.png) and account picture the same, and then set loginscreen to be same as lockscreen.
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  6. tracit99's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #6

    Yes that is a simple way to do this if you do not care to use Spotlight or a Picture besides black.png or Slideshow.
    Last edited by tracit99; 03 Jun 2017 at 09:32.
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  7.    04 Jun 2017 #7

    @tracit99 That worked for me despite the fact that i had already set an user account picture. I just deleted my old account picture from the folder and then followed your instructions.

    Thank you for the help

    Kind Regards!
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  8. tracit99's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2017 #8

    Your are welcome. I am glad I was able to help you.
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