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Blurry User Account Picture


I'm using windows 7 home premium and i'm having an issue with the user account picture. At the top of the start menu, the picture appears to be slightly blurred, no matter what size the source image is. In the user accounts section of the control panel, however, the same picture is sharp and scaled properly. Is there any way to fix this?Here's a link to a comparison shot (left - start menu, right - control panel):http://img171. Imageshack. Us/img171/2056/w7issue.png

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