In Windows 7, the logon screen usually contains a picture that you
choose when setting up the computer and a default user name. Since I
purchased my computer from Best Buy, the picture was already set and
the user name was simply User.
Not very unique! The first thing I did when I got my computer was to
change the user name and change my user picture. That is what I’ll
explain in this article.
Change User Name in Windows 7
First, click on Start
and then Control Panel
Then click on User Accounts and Family Safety
On the next screen, click on the User Accounts
heading at the very top.
Finally, click on Change your account name
actually change the user name. If you want to change the user name for a
different account, click on Manage another account
Now type in the new user name that you desire and click the Change
That’s it! Once you click Change, you’ll be back to the previous
screen with a preview of the new login screen.
Change User Picture in Windows 7
To change the user account picture, simply click on the
Change your account picture
link in the second step above.
You can either choose from the default pictures in Windows 7 or you
can click the Browse for more pictures
link. Once you
have chosen the desired picture, click on the Change Picture
User Password in Windows 7
If you want to create a password for your user account or change the
current password, click on the Change Windows
If you don’t already have a password setup for your user account, you
can click on the Create a Windows 7 password for your account
link, otherwise you can click Change your password.
So those are the most common three tasks when managing user accounts
in Windows 7.