How to Change Profile Picture in Windows 8

It is very easy to change profile picture in windows 8 with few mouse clicks. To change your windows 8 profile picture, login to your windows 8 operating system and then by default it will open start page. Click on the image on right top of the screen as shown in the following screenshot and select “change user tile” from the drop down menu.

Once you have selected that option then it will open control panel with personalize settings. By default, on right side, user title option is selected where you can see a “Browse” button.

Tip: Usually the tab, which is not selected will show as a green color. In the above screenshot, since we have selected User tile option that’s why “lock screen” tab is showing in green color. This is the easiest way to recognize which one is currently active.

If “user title” option is not selected then you can click on user title link to select it. Once you have selected, click on browse and locate the file which you want to upload as your profile picture from your hard drive and then upload it. It will take few seconds to upload your profile picture.

If you are using webcam then you can also upload your live photo as profile picture by taking a snapshot.

So, Hope you learned the process of changing profile picture in windows 8 operating system. If you have some other doubts then feel free to ask below.


  1. Thanks for this information Pankaj you are doing a very good job.

  2. Chilka_srikanth29 says:

    after click the “change user title”  same disply is there….how to change my picture?

  3. thanks a lot pankaj, :-)

  4. but it says “you need to activate windows 8 first to change the profile picture”, how do i activate windows 8??

  5. Harsh Makwana says:

    I have activated W8
    But I can’t show user tile on clicking on it.

    It shows the change account picture, but when i entered in it it, browse button is not activated, I cant browse the file from it.

    Now what to do for change the profile picture, and lock screen wall paper.?

    waiting for ur positive reply.

    • Same with me dude. Please someone reply on this issue. Full personalize tab is locked including lock screen, start screen and profile picture. Please help.

    • Same problem here. Can not browse for pic. The browse button is disabled.

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