When you set up a user account in Windows 7, it is automatically associated with an image. That image, which–by default–is selected from a pool of eclectic and diverse images that come with the operating system, is displayed in a little square as the avatar for the designated user account.
You don’t have to accept the default selection. You can go to Start — Control Panel — User Accounts, and select the user account you wish to change. Then, click the link on the left that says “Change the picture“.
If you’re like me, you have changed the picture, but felt obligated to choose from the available options included with Windows 7. However, at the bottom of the collection of images is a link that says “Browse for more pictures“. If you click this link, you can choose any image you like. You can choose a photo of yourself, or your kids, or the logo of your favorite football team–anything at all really.
Go ahead, give it a try. Put your own unique stamp on your Windows 7.