Windows 8 – Change account Picture

You can change the default account image in Windows 8. You should have following images in the given size and format.

Guest.bmp 488×488
Guest.png 488×488
User.bmp 488×488
User.png 488×488
User-200.png 200×200
User-40.png 40×40

If you have all pictures you can replace these files on your local installation under this path. Please note: You must take ownership to overwrite these files.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

Also you must delete all files in this folder. Again you must take ownership first.

C:\Windows\winsxs\******_microsoft-windows-usertiles-client_****

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