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How do you reset to default theme/configuration?

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    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    How do you reset to default theme/configuration?


    So I created a brand new user in Windows 8 using my MSA. And I set it to set up as a new PC so that it wouldn't carry over themes or any settings from the previous computer. But as soon as I signed in, it had all of my old settings, themes, and configurations from my old computer.

    So how do I set it so that it goes back to all the default settings like a brand new user logging into Windows for the first time?

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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello, I think this tutorial by Brink is what you need .if not check related tutorial at the bottom of the page ,good luck
    OneDrive - Delete Your Synced Windows 8 Personal Settings
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  3. #3


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    OK. Thanks! That helps alot.
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