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OneDrive - Delete Your Synced Windows 8 Personal Settings


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OneDrive - Delete Your Synced Windows 8 Personal Settings
This tutorial will show you how to remove your synced Windows 8.1 system and app settings from the cloud (OneDrive) for your Microsoft account.
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How to Remove Your Synced Windows 8.1 Personal Settings from OneDrive
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This tutorial will show you how to remove your synced Windows 8.1 system and app settings from the cloud (OneDrive) for your Microsoft account.
How to Remove Your Synced Windows 8.1 Personal Settings from OneDrive


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SkyDrive is now called OneDrive instead.

OneDrive is Now Available Worldwide: Free Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS, and Android Devices | OneDrive Blog


When you sign in to Windows 8.1 with a Microsoft account, the PC settings and app data you choose to sync are also saved on OneDrive. These synced settings are synced to any Windows 8.1 PC that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

When you turn on sync settings on your PC, you will also be able to turn on or off the individual settings to sync between your PCs.

  • Start screen - Start screen tiles and tile layout
  • Appearance - Colors, background, lock screen, and account picture
  • Desktop personalization - Themes, taskbar, high contrast, and more
  • Installed Apps - Apps installed on your PCs
  • App settings - Your settings and purchases with apps. (This setting can only be synced and not backed up.)
  • Web Browser - Your favorites, open tabs, home pages, history, and settings
  • Passwords - Your sign-in info for some apps, websites, networks, and HomeGroup
  • Language preferences - Keyboards, input methods, display language, personal dictionary, and more
  • Ease of Access - Settings for Narrator, Magnifier, and more
  • Other Windows settings - File Explorer mouse, printers, and more
  • Back up settings - Allows you to set whether you want Windows 8.1 to back up your settings even if you don't choose to sync them between PCs and devices.

This tutorial will show you how to remove your synced Windows 8.1 system and app settings from the cloud (OneDrive) for your Microsoft account.





Here's How:

1. Turn off sync settings on all PCs that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account. (see screenshot below)
Turn_Off_Sync_Settings.jpg

2. When finished, go to your online OneDrive Windows 8 Personal Settings page, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)
Remove_Personal_Settings_SkyDrive-1.jpg

3. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)
Remove_Personal_Settings_SkyDrive-2.jpg

4. Your personal settings have been removed from the cloud (OneDrive). (see screenshot below)
Remove_Personal_Settings_SkyDrive-3.jpg

5. If you like, you may also wish to delete backed up synced PC settings for your PCs on OneDrive. (see screenshot below)
SkyDrive_Device_Settings-2.jpg

6. If you like, you can turn on sync settings again at any time.




That's it,
Shawn


 
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You're most welcome. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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You're most welcome. :)
I need your help, Its a question about OneDrive.

Apparently It synced ALL of my old settings from when my computer was running very buggy and slow, I reforamtted today, logged into my microsoft and BAM without asking (or without thinking aobut it)
It restored ALL my settings from onedrive of my pc before i reformed, And now its running buggy, slow, and crashing again,

Is there a way to UNDO the changes made by onedrive? without resetting? AGAIN?
 

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    WIN 8.1
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    6GB
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    intel 4k / gt 635m

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Hello NewUserNow, and welcome to Eight Forums.

There sure is. :)



Thankyou!!

..another question if you dont mind..
My computer has soooo many partitions on the harddrive, why?.. theres the recovery, lenovo app, and win8.. but then theres 5 others? What could they be for? Are they important?
 

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    intel 4k / gt 635m

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You're most welcome.

Please go ahead and create a new thread for the other issue, and I'll be happy to help. This way this tutorial doesn't get off topic. :)
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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How does this work on Windows 10?
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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    Lenovo G400s 59384963
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 3110M @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO INVALID (U3E1)
    Memory
    4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, 2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device, Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
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    [email protected]
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    465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 (SATA)

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Correct. That's basically just an automated method to do what's in the tutorial link I posted for Windows 8.

You can use the link I posted to manually to the same in Windows 10 though.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G400s 59384963
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 3110M @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO INVALID (U3E1)
    Memory
    4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, 2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device, Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 (SATA)

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Correct. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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