Windows 10: Remove User Account Picture "Placeholder" in Windows 10 1709

  1.    10 Mar 2018 #1

    Remove User Account Picture "Placeholder" in Windows 10 1709


    Just to be clear I do not want to remove or change or substitute a picture. I don't have one there. I want to remove entirely the generic "picture" or placeholder where your picture goes.This is what I see when I log in above my name:

    https://imgur.com/a/3pZzL

    I want it to look like the picture on the right:

    https://imgur.com/a/41Hdq

    Has anyone done this and would be kind enough to provide clear instructions or a link. A cursory GOOGLE search came up with this article but it dates back to 2015 and I would rather not screw the pooch on my newly minted totally unwanted win 10 1709. TIA.

    https://www.top-password.com/blog/ch...windows/#part4
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  2.    10 Mar 2018 #2

    Here's a thread that provides several working solutions: Remove User Account Picture - Windows 10 Forums. Also, here's an article that explains a variety of other approaches as well: https://www.askvg.com/how-to-hide-re...-7-start-menu/.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3.    10 Mar 2018 #3

    I don't think you can override the generic placeholder! (It may reside in a .dll somewhere)

    The only way you're going to pull it off is to use a solid color background for the logon screen, then choose a 256X256 image the exact same color for your User icon...

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  4.    10 Mar 2018 #4

    >I don't think you can override the generic placeholder! (It may reside in a .dll somewhere)

    So you do not believe that the regedit method described by @tracit99

    Remove User Account Picture


    from @EdTittel's post above will work?

    03 Jun 2017 #4Edit: I would like to give credit to Gary Blok the person that helped me find this solution. GARYTOWN ConfigMgr Blog ConfigMgr, OSD, MDT, All the Fun Stuff 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.
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  5.    10 Mar 2018 #5

    phaedruspress said: View Post
    >I don't think you can override the generic placeholder! (It may reside in a .dll somewhere)

    So you do not believe that the regedit method described by @tracit99

    Remove User Account Picture


    from @EdTittel's post above will work?

    03 Jun 2017 #4Edit: I would like to give credit to Gary Blok the person that helped me find this solution. GARYTOWN ConfigMgr Blog ConfigMgr, OSD, MDT, All the Fun Stuff 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.
    Well, I'll be a sonnofab......!!!
    Darn right it works!!! Gonna hafta jot that one down for future reference!
    Let 'er rip mate, it works!

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  6.    10 Mar 2018 #6

    Woo hoo! He shoots! He scores! Glad it worked for the OP all the same. After re-reading your posts, Edwin, I offered that option with some trepidation. Very glad to see it worked for you, too.
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
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  7.    10 Mar 2018 #7

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Woo hoo! He shoots! He scores! Glad it worked for the OP all the same. After re-reading your posts, Edwin, I offered that option with some trepidation. Very glad to see it worked for you, too.
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
    I really didn't think it would work anymore, but I had forgot about @tracit99 's method!
    Good stuff @tracit99 ! Thanks a bunch!
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       10 Mar 2018 #8

    You welcome @Edwin and thank you @EdTittel for rembering my post.
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