How to Change User Account Picture Tile in Windows 8

Windows 8 is going to feature Metro UI throughout the operating system. The first leaked Windows 8 (build 7850) doesn’t reveal much about that, but there are definitely some signs of the Metro UI showing up in future builds.

One such ‘sign’ can be found when changing your Windows 8 user account picture tile from under ‘My Look” settings. The description on that window says – “Choose from available tiles: The picture you choose will appear on your taskbar and represent you throughout Windows.” See the word, ’tiles’ there!

How to Change User Account Picture Tile

Follow the steps below to change your user account picture tile in Windows 8:

  • Click on your user account picture tile in the taskbar.
  • Select “My Look”.
  • This will actually take you directly to Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Your Look.
  • Browse for own picture for your user tile, or choose from the existing ones under “Default Pictures”.
  • Click OK. You new picture should be applied to the user tile in the taskbar!

Note: The above steps were performed on Windows 8 (Build 7850) Milestone 1.

For more tips/tricks on Windows 8, you should check out our Windows 8 Tips section.

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