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Microsoft Account messing up localization preferences.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1 x64

    Microsoft Account messing up localization preferences.


    I've got a very annoying problem with Win8.1 x64
    Ever since the 8.1 update Micorosoft has been pushing logging in via Microsoft Account rather than a local account.
    Though the Micrsosoft account provides some benefits (copy desktop, OneDrive etc) it also has some pitfalls

    My problem is with the languange preferences / keyboard lay-out
    I've got 3 systems which are US international keyboard and 1 system with an UK keyboard
    All systems boot with US int. keyboard, when on the laptop i change to UK, all systems boot with UK
    when then I change with both languages installed to US again, next reboot the laptop defaults to US.

    Though I like synchronizing accounts, keyboard lay-out should be able to be opted out and be a local setting.
    I can't make it work properly with JUST UK on the laptop and US int on the other 3 systems.

    Am I overlooking somehing or is it just wonky?!?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Charms Bar > Settings > Change PC Settings > One Drive > Sync Settings > Other settings > Language preferences < try tuning that off.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1 x64


    Nice one! ThnX
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    For me it was the Start Screen Tile layout. My desktop PC has a larger screen than my laptop. If I switched from one to the other my Tile layout got shuffled around to match the smaller screen. It took me a while to figure out what was happening and how to turn it off. That's how I know where those settings are.
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Microsoft Account messing up localization preferences.
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