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Can't set my User Picture. Windows 7


Tycho

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When I try to put one of my photos in my user account, clicking on "Browse for more pictures does not open the expected explorer window so I can't choose one of my own photos.

Any thoughts?

Nick

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Woolwell

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Work your way through this user account picture

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Tycho

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Rdave13

Tried unticking apply, reticking ok, reboot.

Still no change.

Nick

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lotvic

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Post back when you've done all the steps in Woolwell's Link

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Tycho

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I have been through most of the procedures and am at the stage of trying to rename the default picture.

At this point I am stuck because I am not allowed to rename it. One Trused Installers can do that.

I am logged on as administrator and I have got as far as trying to alter the permissions to give me full control but the relevant tick boxes are greyed out.

I have not yet discovered a way around this.

Nick

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Woolwell

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I'm concerned that you have a corrupt account. If it is a full admin accou t you should be able to rename without any hassle.

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Tycho

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That doesn't sound good.

I have tried setting up a new account and find that I get the same problem with the new one.

I was once able to change the picture on my wife's account but not now. I am assuming that the problem is deeper than just the corruption of one account.

This computer is new to me (about a week old) it is not brand new but has been refurbished. It appeared to be absolutely clean but I am now wondering if something has been left awry.

The only major change that I have made is to set up a new HD partition for my user files. That make synchronising my computers and backup hard drive easier.

Thanks for your ongoing help.

Nick

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Woolwell

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"The only major change that I have made is to set up a new HD partition for my user files." What user files? Do you mean documents etc?

I see that you did a scannow but I think that there may be something not correct with your windows installation.

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Tycho

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woolwell<

User Files are the docs and pics from both users.

One extra issue today: I had the black and white screen at start up telling me that it had not shut down properly. It advised me to insert the installation CD but I could not do that because there was not one with the computer. Just an invisible partition which I don't know how to use.

I have used Windows to create a rescue disc will that work instead of the installation disc?

Thanks for all the mental effort you are putting into my problems.

Nick

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Woolwell

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I'm going to have to hand over to someone else. But I do wonder about the install.

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rdave13

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First thing to do is to back-up all your photos, documents, favorites or bookmarks etc. Sounds as something is corrupting Windows. Do that before you attempt anything else. Always back-up to an external USB drive. It's no good creating a partition on your local drive if the OS goes belly up and the only option is to restore to factory settings. Let us know what PC it is so we can find out how to access the restore partition. Dell. HP etc. Have you created restore DVDs?

If you don't have an external HDD then burn your music, photos,email backup, etc to DVDs for now just in case and get an external drive for backups.

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