Delete Start Up Pic Windows 11

specialkone

Member
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
17
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I googled this and got a dozen results with all different methods from simple ones like below to making changes in registry or account settings. I can't even find the pic windows is using. It's not in my camera role. Anyone have a method to delete/bypass startup up pic that will work for me? Thanks.

Delete an account picture
  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar. If you don't see File Explorer on the taskbar, select Start and type File Explorer. ...
  2. If you're unable to find the AppData folder in File Explorer , it might be hidden. ...
  3. Delete the account picture you no longer want to use.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Obsidian
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asuss Maximus Formula VIII
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1080 TI
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq XL 2720
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 144HZ
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500 GB SSD , Segate 3TB HDD

FreeBooter

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:21 PM
Posts
540
OS
Windows 11
With attached batch script you can delete recent account picture history in Windows 10 i don't know if the script works on Windows 11.
 

Attachments

  • Delete_Recent_Account_Picture_History.bat
    227 bytes · Views: 2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:21 PM
Posts
1,639
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Do you mean user pic? if so you get an outline of a head and shoulders, best to change it for a blank pic if nothing else works
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Winuser

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
1,851
OS
Windows 11
Do you mean user pic? if so you get an outline of a head and shoulders, best to change it for a blank pic if nothing else works
I'm not sure if they want to delete the background pic or the user pic. If it's the user pic it can be changed in Settings>Accounts>Your info>Choose a file.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

Winuser

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
1,851
OS
Windows 11
With attached batch script you can delete recent account picture history in Windows 10 i don't know if the script works on Windows 11.
There was a time I could have used that in Win 10. It is worth saving though.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

FreeBooter

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:21 PM
Posts
540
OS
Windows 11
There was a time I could have used that in Win 10. It is worth saving though.
Windows 11 have the same folder batch script should work on Windows 11.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:21 PM
Posts
1,639
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
@Winuser I was unsure of that, what you said is obviously correct, it seemed strange as If it was the user pic then anything looks better than the outline shape, If its the background it can be changed for a blank pic if that's what required
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

specialkone

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
17
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Sadly that batch file didn't work. I also tried running it as admin, signing out and in again, turning off computer and restart. That pic still shows up when I boot up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Obsidian
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asuss Maximus Formula VIII
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1080 TI
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq XL 2720
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 144HZ
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500 GB SSD , Segate 3TB HDD

Winuser

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
1,851
OS
Windows 11
@Winuser I was unsure of that, what you said is obviously correct, it seemed strange as If it was the user pic then anything looks better than the outline shape, If its the background it can be changed for a blank pic if that's what required
I agree with the outline shape. They could use a picture of a colored background or just about anything if they don't want to use a picture of a person or object.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

Winuser

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
1,851
OS
Windows 11
Windows 11 have the same folder batch script should work on Windows 11.
I have no need to use the batch file at this time. I haven't changed my user pic in years.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

Winuser

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
1,851
OS
Windows 11
Sadly that batch file didn't work. I also tried running it as admin, signing out and in again, turning off computer and restart. That pic still shows up when I boot up.
If you're talking about the user pic, I don't think you can completely do away with it. If you don't want an actual picture, you could always save a blank or colored pic in paint and use that.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

specialkone

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
17
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Microsoft support solved the problem. Group Policy Editor/Admin Templates/Control Panel/User Accounts and enable apply default account picture to all users.

Thanks for your help guys.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Obsidian
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asuss Maximus Formula VIII
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1080 TI
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq XL 2720
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 144HZ
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500 GB SSD , Segate 3TB HDD

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:21 PM
Posts
1,639
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Glad you're sorted (y) :alien:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

specialkone

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
10:21 AM
Posts
17
OS
Windows 11 Pro
You guys are the best, not only your knowledge and support but providing motivation not to give up. Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Obsidian
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asuss Maximus Formula VIII
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1080 TI
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq XL 2720
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 144HZ
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500 GB SSD , Segate 3TB HDD

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
3:21 PM
Posts
1,639
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
The guys on here are great, there are lot of them with a lot of knowledge so they sort most of our problems :) :alien:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
Top Bottom