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Cloud data; how do I reset it?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 CP

    Cloud data; how do I reset it?


    Hello guys, I am new here and I am wondering if someone could help me with the following:

    I have been using my old windows live account to access both my Windows 8 desktop and laptop. So far everything has been working nicely.

    As of late I have found my Metro menu to be somewhat too cluttered, and me being the control freak I wanted to start over and have all settings restored and get a feel how it all works but I got stuck down the road. Things keep coming back!

    I want to reset my Windows 8 and use my live account and have the same desktop/metro as a person that did a fresh install of windows 8 and used a new live account. Is this even possible? There must be a way to clear/reset/wipe the information stored on my live account that relate to anything Windows 8 related (desktop/metro). Or is there an other way to tackle this?

    Any input is appreciated, thanks!

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  2. #2


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Welcome.

    You can 'reset' Windows 8 to defaults. Take a look at Reset Windows 8 for more information. As far as your 'Live' account is concerned, as far as I'm aware, there's nothing, specifically related to Windows 8, stored in the account, however, the email address used for logging on to Windows 8 is also your Windows Live ID.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 CP


    Aye, I did a reinstall and after entering my live ID I noticed none of my old settings were copied so you were right. Somehow I thought the live ID was being used as a roaming profile, which it clearly is not.
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