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Wallpapers still on pc after getting a new hard drive

Hi, I just got a new hard drive as the my old one got damaged after my pc fell from my desk.

I installed Windows 10 Pro, (had Windows 7 Home before) and went along with installing all my drivers, after I was done I set up my second monitor and the appropriate resolutions, after that I got my old wallpapers, that I downloaded of the internet, and didn’t have them saved on the cloud

This kind of creeped my out, and just wanted to know why this might of happened

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI 1060 6GB


"Phelps Helps"
Do you use a Microsoft account or a local account when you log onto Windows? Most people use a Microsoft account. One of the things that a Microsoft account does is keep track of your settings and other things when you log onto Windows, and then makes these things available when you log onto Windows on another computer. Evidently your wallpaper is one of the things that the Microsoft account made available after you installed the new drive.

If you want to prevent this sort of thing, log into Windows with a local account.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (host OS) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (virtual machine)
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3847
    12 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    IBM Model M
    Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer
    Sophos (Linux), Windows Defender (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house.

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