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Win 8.1 on 2 Computers

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    OS X and Win 7

    Win 8.1 on 2 Computers

    I have 2 computers one at work and one at home. Now that I have updated to Win8.1 if I make a change on my work computer ie. change the wallpaper or make a new homepage for IE it changes it at my house as well. How do I turn this off?

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    Assuming here that you have both set up with the same microsoft account. I'd wait for further info to come along but I think you will have to disconnect one computer from your hotmail account HOWEVER be very careful. If you add a user account then delete the microsoft account you will delete your files/data. You will have to change the user name/password on the ms account from what I've found.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Go to the Charms Bar on the lower right corner, then go to Settings.

    Then choose Change PC Settings.

    Click on SkyDrive, and then click on SyncSettings.

    From there, you can change which settings you wish to sync and which you don't.
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