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

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When adding an account in Windows 10, the default account picture will be used as the account's picture by default until the user changes their account picture or when their Microsoft account picture syncs.

If you like, you can standardize the account pictures for all users on the PC to the default account picture, and prevent users from being able to change their account picture afterwards.

This tutorial will show you how to apply a custom default account picture to all users and prevent them from being able to change their account picture in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to apply the default account picture for all users.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users using a REG file


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Apply Default Account Picture to All Users in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Apply Default Account Picture to All Users in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users using Group Policy

Note   Note
The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\User Accounts

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3. In the right pane of User Accounts in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Apply the default account picture to all users policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (disable) or step 6 (enable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Disable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Enable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users

A) Select (dot) Enabled, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

B) If you like, change the default account picture to a custom image you want to be applied to all users.

C) Go to step 7 below.

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7. When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor.

8. Restart the computer to fully apply.






Apply Default Account Picture to All Users in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Apply Default Account Picture to All Users in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

UseDefaultTile DWORD

0 or delete = Disable
1 = Enable

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users

A) If you like, change the default account picture to a custom image you want to be applied to all users.

B) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_apply_default_account_picture_to_all_users.reg

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 3. To Disable Apply Default Account Picture to All Users

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_apply_default_account_picture_to_all_users.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

8. Restart the computer to fully apply.


That's it,
Shawn