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  1.    09 Feb 2016 #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy49 View Post
    Hi All,
    I can surely relate to what's being discussed here, on my laptop when I first boot up I was using my microsoft account. When using that account, the first image I saw was the blue 'halo' image with the gray circle above my name. I never was able to change the gray circle image ( the one with the white half circle on the bottom and a smaller full circle on top ), so I thought I'd try something, I went into settings and changed to sign in with a local account instead..upon doing so the image that I was wanting to show up in the circle shows up correctly. I can't understand why it shows up while using a 'local' account but not when using a microsoft account ?? I have a question about deleting the image's in this folder (C Program Data/Microsoft/UserAccountPictures , the only image's that are in there are the one's I don't like,( I'm including a screenshot of them). Unless I'm incorrect..I think if I delete them they won't be able to show up on the welcome screen
    if I switch back to using a microsoft account.Attachment 63328
    Hello David,

    The images at that location is what Windows uses as the default account picture. If you delete them, you will have a blank account picture if Windows will not show the account picture from Settings.

    User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Feb 2016 at 13:49.
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #61
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    Hi Shawn,
    Unless I'm mistaken..in a roundabout way what you are saying is it wouldn't harm anything if I deleted all of the image's in that folder ? They are just so plain and ugly to me..I think what's bothering me more than anything is why my desired image displays correctly while using a 'local' account but not while using my microsoft account ?
    Thanks,
    David
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  3.    09 Feb 2016 #62
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    You could delete them if you like, but it will show a blank image for your account picture.

    I wouldn't recommend to do so though.
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy49 View Post
    Hi All,
    I can surely relate to what's being discussed here, on my laptop when I first boot up I was using my microsoft account. When using that account, the first image I saw was the blue 'halo' image with the gray circle above my name. I never was able to change the gray circle image ( the one with the white half circle on the bottom and a smaller full circle on top ), so I thought I'd try something, I went into settings and changed to sign in with a local account instead..upon doing so the image that I was wanting to show up in the circle shows up correctly. I can't understand why it shows up while using a 'local' account but not when using a microsoft account ?? I have a question about deleting the image's in this folder (C Program Data/Microsoft/UserAccountPictures , the only image's that are in there are the one's I don't like,( I'm including a screenshot of them). Unless I'm incorrect..I think if I delete them they won't be able to show up on the welcome screen
    if I switch back to using a microsoft account.Attachment 63328
    I would suggest not deleting them. Instead, create an adjacent new folder like 'User Account Pictures-Old' and move the files there (to be returned should you want them again later). Then, using an appropriate programme, resize the image you want to use to match exactly each of the different sizes used in the grey images you have moved out and save them to the original folder to replace the grey ones. Reboot and they should appear everywhere they are expected. This is how I got them to appear while signing-in via my Microsoft account. In my case though, the sync (still) doesn't work for the image - but at least I have an image I want rather than the ghastly 'grey thing'.

    In my case, if I change back to local account sign-in, the same image file is still there should I wish to revert to local; i.e., it is still just the sync via MS online that isn't co-operating with my PC somehow in MS account sign-in. The notebook continues to behave perfectly.
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  5.    09 Feb 2016 #64
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    Hi All,
    Thanks for all of the replies..I like this idea "I would suggest not deleting them. Instead, create an adjacent new folder like 'User Account Pictures-Old' and move the files there (to be returned should you want them again later). I'd rather have a blank space showing there than that ugly gray circle that shows when using my microsoft account..when creating a new folder, I should copy EVERYTHING in the current folder including the David.dat file ?
    Thanks,
    David
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  6.    09 Feb 2016 #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy49 View Post
    Hi All,
    Thanks for all of the replies..I like this idea "I would suggest not deleting them. Instead, create an adjacent new folder like 'User Account Pictures-Old' and move the files there (to be returned should you want them again later). I'd rather have a blank space showing there than that ugly gray circle that shows when using my microsoft account..when creating a new folder, I should copy EVERYTHING in the current folder including the David.dat file ?
    Thanks,
    David
    Sorry - I should have been a bit more precise What I did was: copy, not move, every existing file to the new directory - all .bpms, .pngs, and .dats; then in the original directory, just replace/save the new user image files with the same names as the originals - leaving the guest and all .dat files as they are. Then I guess you can have guest sign-ins as well (changing these images in the same way if, as, and when you wish - but I haven't tried this myself).

    However, I am interpreting that you are happy with a blank rather than another image of your own, in which case perhaps you can just delete the six user files - but as Shawn suggested, possibly not best practice. I like to keep everything reversible, and if a file has been removed, I have no idea if this might influence the system to change something elsewhere...
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  7.    26 Feb 2016 #66
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    @Brink, sorry, I used this tutorial to change the Profile Picture, but I cannot understand why, the picture changed everywhere (market, account online, groove music, etc) but not on my profile picture on the PC and Surface3.
    I change the picture from the webpage of my microsoft account, but on PC and Surface3, if I go in "accounts" my picture is still the old one.
    thanks for the help (and sorry for my english)
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  8.    26 Feb 2016 #67
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    Hello Paranoid, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have your sync settings turned on for the PC and Surface 3. Sometimes it may take a bit to sync to all computers that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    26 Feb 2016 #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Paranoid, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have your sync settings turned on for the PC and Surface 3. Sometimes it may take a bit to sync to all computers that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    yesyes, the sync is on...so I cannot understand why...
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  10.    26 Feb 2016 #69
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    Sometimes it may take a bit to fully sync to all PCs. You could also manually change the account picture on the PCs to speed it up though.
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