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Syncing Windows 8.1 update to Windows 10

  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Since Christmas I have set up 2 new machines using my Live ID and have all the syncing turned on, from what I can tell nothing has been messed up

    Windows 8 Start Screen and the new Start Menu in 10 do not sync, so if the option to sync these is enabled it will just be a backup of the settings, however if you log onto another 8 device or activate the menu from the previous TP it will sync to these (only syncs if same menu used on all devices)

    I have had issues of this type of syncing previously, so was a bit vary when I first started using it, but from what I see this is something that MS have got working very well, logging into a new machine and settings, apps, favourites etc automatically available is great
    It saves from setting it all up from scratch again. The one thing I don't sync is my tile layout. My laptop and desktop have different size screens. I'd log into my laptop and the tiles would be rearranged and I'd put them back the way I wanted them. Latter on if I logged into my desktop its tiles would be rearranged to try and match my laptop. I'd rearrange them back the way I had them. Log into my laptop and guess what, wash, rinse, and repeat.

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  2. #12


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Do you have your tiles in groups?
    my tablet (lower res than laptop) adjusted them to fit the screen, but laptop with 8 kept them as they where
    for example
    If I had a group call 'Media' and placed 5 apps in this
    My laptop would show this as a column of 4, followed by one app in the next column
    My Tablet would adjust this slightly and show it as a column of 3 and a second column with 2 in it
    apps all in the same order on both, just adjusted due to screen size

    Both these devices do have very similar resolutions, could be why it works, I don't have a desktop to try with unfortunately
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  3. #13


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


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Do you have your tiles in groups?
    my tablet (lower res than laptop) adjusted them to fit the screen, but laptop with 8 kept them as they where
    for example
    If I had a group call 'Media' and placed 5 apps in this
    My laptop would show this as a column of 4, followed by one app in the next column
    My Tablet would adjust this slightly and show it as a column of 3 and a second column with 2 in it
    apps all in the same order on both, just adjusted due to screen size

    Both these devices do have very similar resolutions, could be why it works, I don't have a desktop to try with unfortunately
    Yes I have them in groups. My laptop screen is 17.3 inches 1600 x 700 I think? My desktop has 3 monitors, the main one being a 22 inch 1080p. I have stuff installed on my desktop that I don't on my laptop and vise versa. For me there isn't any real advantage to syncing my tile layout.
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