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#1 Miguel_92

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:42 PM

After doing a first time of Windows 10 onto my SSD, it seems i cannot change my log on picture or log in background and an error occurs and it says i need to try again later. What can i do to resolve this? As i checked on Google and the solutions didn't work sadly. Thanks.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:43 AM

What is the exact error message and what have you already tried? (this will stop people making suggestions you already have tried)

What build of Windows 10?

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:09 AM

The very latest version, as i used the media creation tool. I read on google about going to program files and deleting all the pictures inside the user account picture folder and it still refused to work and it tells me it can't be done at this time and i need to try again later every time without fail. But regarding the background change it will just spin and it won't change the picture, which leads it to use the default one i haven't chosen. "Setting the account picture failed. Please try again"


Edited by Miguel_92, 27 September 2017 - 01:13 AM.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

 I read on google about going to program files and deleting all the pictures inside the user account picture folder

Where or what contains the picture folder you are referring to?


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:47 PM

"Setting The Account Picture Failed. Please Try Again error in Windows 8/10"

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/setting-the-account-picture-failed


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:48 PM

The folder in question is in the hidden "program data" folder, then I went to Microsoft and then the user account pictures and nothing happens when I delete the pictures in there, but when I try to add a new one that's when the failure occurs.

Edited by Miguel_92, 27 September 2017 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

Make sure "User Account Pictures" folder have following permissions:

 

 

Everyone  -  Read & Execute, List folder contents and Read

Administrators - Full permission

System - Full permission

User - Read & Execute, List folder contents and Read


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

Also, since no one's asked, is the Windows 10 account a local account or a Microsoft-account-linked Windows 10 user account?

 

If the latter you change your picture in your Microsoft Account and it is inherited from it.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:32 PM

Is your copy of Windows fully activated?


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

Worked out what the issue was and it was a program that supposedly stops microsoft from snooping on you, so once i reinstalled Windows i didn't use the program again and it worked 100% normally. Thanks for the replies :D.






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