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Is it possible to use pictures with a transparent background as account pictures on Windows 8?

I've tried a PNG file but the background becomes black instead of transparent.

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Some similar questions can be found here. sevenforums.com/themes-styles/… –  Ye Lin Aung Dec 24 '12 at 10:26
That thread applies to windows7, and it suggests editing system DLLs, and it's not a fix for my problem anyway –  miniBill Dec 24 '12 at 10:30
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