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Sharing my Favorites with my Microsoft Accounts killing me

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    Sharing my Favorites with my Microsoft Accounts killing me

    I've just installed win 8.1 update on three PCs at work. Unfortunately because of network restrictions I had to bring them home to do them. I logged into my Microsoft Account on each one in order to access the update on the Windows Store. Everything went well until I fired the machine back up in work.

    Now I have all my favourites (some of which I don't want to share) appearing on my works machines.

    How can I stop this happening?

    If possible I'd still like to sign in at work with my Microsoft Account to keep things secure but I often leave my PCs running and don't want top share my info with colleagues.

    can I turn off this Internet favourites sharing?

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    Hello Skewett,

    If you like, turning off syncing completely or for the items you don't want to sync on the work computer should stop them from being synced back after deleting them.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    cheers that#'s sorted it
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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome.
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