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Desktop background changed itself - freaky!!

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    Desktop background changed itself - freaky!!


    Hi all,

    I have a HP split x13. My laptop was powered on and left on the sofa. I was then doing first time install on an Asus R510C which also runs windows 8 like my HP.

    Once first time install was complete I restarted the laptop for any updates, then off the laptop. I went back to my HP and some how the desktop background had changed to the same default Asus background as was on the Asus laptop. The default Asus background shows off the laptop image and has Asus in big writing.

    How did this get onto my HP?? I didn't do anything???

    This is very freaky to me because I just off the Asus and saw the Asus background again on my HP!?

    I'm freaked out so please advise!

    Thank you.

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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi there Ecko and welcome to Eight Forums,

    Relax. There is nothing to worry about. It seems that you've enabled the setting that you profile is beeing shared between the Windows 8 devices that you use. This is a feature that can be nice to use if you want all your devices to view the same profile.

    You can disable this setting trough the PC settings app. Just go to the SkyDrive settings and choose for "synchronising settings". There you can enable and disable all the different settings you can share through the different Windows 8 machines you are using.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this was helpfull.

    Greetz,

    Rover
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Jan 2014 at 11:32. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Welcome Ecko and thanks for posting your problem. I've been wondering how to stop that action myself but never posted.
    Der Snoober, thanks for simply easy answer.
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You're welcome pcrat!

    Greetz,

    Rover
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    We live in the days where the cloud rules. You have to be careful which options you choose during the installation - and always go with custom installation. Else you get all that crap.
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You are true there WHS. Unfortunately most of the pc users don't have the knowledge to do a proper custom installation. Most of the time it would help if they would read whats on the screen first instead of instantanious clicking the next button.

    My experience though tells me that most of the pc users are to 'dump' or 'lazy' or 'not caring'. They just don't want to make an effort. And that's when the problems start to occur!
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    They don't learn to slow down. Learn to do custom installs instead of standard install with 3rd party programs added. Learn to google an unknown program or suffix.
    I'm not all that smart but I pretty much keep a clean computer. Copy every EULA and paste it in WordPad then adjust the text size up, then read it to make sure I'm not agreeing to malware.
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