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When I reboot my Windows 7 computer, a differently sized, undesirable user icon is displayed instead of the one I want. When I lock my computer, the correct icon is displayed. I have a customized logon screen, and have cropped part of it and set it to my user icon to give the effect of a clear icon.

This icon is sized differently after ever reboot, and destroys the effect of a clear icon. How can I change this?

EDIT: It looks like the photo is always stretched for both the logon screen and after I hit the "Switch User" button after I lock the computer. The icon is only properly fit after I login and then lock the computer.

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Please see this : You Can Customize Windows 7 Logon Background Officially.

I would guess that the two screens are not displayed with the same resolution, and that you don't have the corresponding images in the directory %windir%\system32\oobe. You should have an image with a name such as background1600×1200.jpg (meaning resolution of 1600×1200) for every resolution that Win7 might use.

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I tried above suggested methods. It looks like my actual User Icon is stretched after booting. The resolution of the background remains unchanged between the boot and the lock screens – eqzx Nov 17 '09 at 20:35
do you have any other suggestions? – eqzx Nov 23 '09 at 18:42

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