A new question: I have windows XP with the non-classic start menu. The picture box on top of the menu is empty (white) and I would like to put a picture in there. Read on, it is not that easy:devious:. The easy way it to go to the user account and click "change picture". HOWEVER, I don't have this option. Further, my user account is not a local user account, it is a network user account. Finally, I never had the usual "welcome screen" to log in. I have to use the standard windows XP login (with user name, network name and password). Alternatively, the picture can be change by clicking on it, but it does not work in my case. (would have been too easy) I searched extensively on the web for a solution but with no results. Questions: 1- Can I define a picture even though I cannot use the Welcome screen? 2- If so, is it with the registry, and under what key in that case? 3- If not, how can I do that? Many thanks for your assistance, D.