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Error "Automation server can't create object" while changing the User Account picture


When you try to change the User Account picture (displayed in Welcome Screen and the Start Menu) via the User Accounts Control Panel, you may receive this error:

Automation server can't create object


This problem occurs if you unregister the file shimgvw.dll as an attempt to turn Off the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer


Click Start, Run and type REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL