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I want to change the picture that shows up on the login screen that is next to the name. ?x?px.

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The default images provided with Windows 7 for the user pictures are all 128x128 pixels (found in %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures). It seem that images larger than this are cropped and images smaller than this are padded.

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The login screen background can be any size you want. It just has to be under 256K. There a many tools out there to change it. TweakLogon is the one I use.

Otherwise, you can just fireup the registry editor.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jamesone/archive/2009/05/07/customizing-the-windows-7-logon-screen-no-additional-tools-required.aspx

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I'm pretty sure Negative means the user picture and not the login screen background. – Vervious Jul 17 '11 at 23:08
    
I initially assumed he/she meant the background image too. – Andrew Lambert Jul 17 '11 at 23:17
    
Ah fail. I assumed otherwise cause changing the user picture is just doing Control Panel/User Accounts. . . – surfasb Jul 17 '11 at 23:47

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