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Trying to start CLEAN

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Trying to start CLEAN

    Simply put:
    Somehow/Somewhere certain settings from previous installations of Win 8/8.1 are returning after a CLEAN re-install.

    I am trying to reload New/Clean...wanting to reset everthing to new, but I just can't seem to do it. Formatting my HD doesn't help. When I try to "refresh your PC" or "Remove Everything", I'm being prompted that some files are missing and the process can't continue.

    I've even deleted my ID image (from my Local HD), but it magically returns to my account page. My desktop theme returns as do my browser bookmarks.

    WHERE is this stuff being recovered from?


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  2. #2

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    From your microsoft account. See Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Trying to start CLEAN

    Thanks, but I do not sign in with my Microsoft account. I use local.
    in following your URL to the settings page, all options to change are greyed uout. Can't change them if I wanted to.
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