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Changing wallpaper on one PC and it changes on second PC

  1. #1


    Hampshire UK
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Changing wallpaper on one PC and it changes on second PC


    I have two Windows 8 PCs and 3 Windows 7 PCs on my home network. Just recently I changed the desktop wallpaper on PC1 (Windows 8) and when I switched on PC2 (Windows 8) the wallpaper changed to match PC1. I then changed the mouse pointer on PC2 and when I went back to PC1 that pointer had changed as well. Why is this happening?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bazzer,

    This is a feature of your Microsoft account to sync your settings on all Windows 8 PCs that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

    If you like, you can turn on and off specific items to sync or not on each PC. In this case, you could turn off the "Personalize" and "Desktop Personalization" sync settings on each PC to stop this.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Hampshire UK
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    ahhh that's where it's all hiding, I have my two Windows 8 PC's set up like Windows 7 PC's using Classic Start Menu so I never get to see those settings. Many thanks Shawn, all is now sorted
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Bazzer.
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