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How Do I Un-synchronize a Pair of Win 8 Computers?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    How Do I Un-synchronize a Pair of Win 8 Computers?


    Finished a new build and installed Windows Pro 8.1. Accepted the option to have it synchronized with another existing Win 8 computer... it copied over all the apps and personalization settings, which was fine. But now I want to operate the new machine's personalization options separately. If I change a theme or something on one machine, it duplicates it on the other. Can't figure out how to de-couple the two machines.

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Open the charms bar and click settings. Then go to "Change PC settings" and then too "SkyDrive" and finally "Sync Settings". Turning "Sync your settings on this PC" off will turn it all off or you can pick and chose from the other options under that.
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    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Of course... SkyDrive! I should have thought of that. Thank you very much.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Don't sweat it, It wasn't obvious to me and it took me forever to find those settings. My desktop and laptop have different aspect ratio monitors and the sync was messing up my tile locations on the metro screen. I'd fix it on my laptop and that would screw up my desktop. Then I'd rearrange them back on my desktop and mess up my laptop. Wash rinse and repeat.
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