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Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    It should if you select to "Set this up as a new PC instead" option with "Sync my Start screen layout" unchecked.

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  2. #11


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    Tutorial updated to add OPTION TWO to turn on/off your sync settings in Registry Editor.
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  3. #12

    Where are wallpapers stored?


    Thanks for the tutorial... one question... did Windows send to OneDrive all the JPGs that I had in my wallpapers folder on my PC1, and the download them all locally to my PC2 in some specific location? Where could I find that location, and if I were to add more JPGs in that folder on PC2, would they also get added to the original wallpapers folder on PC1?
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  4. #13


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    Hello Orlando,

    The sync settings for a PC are stored on your OneDrive. The tutorial below for how to delete them can help to see how they look.
    The synced "Personalization" setting would only include the current wallpaper and not all of them though.

    If you like, you could save them in the OneDrive Pictures folder and have them made available offline to keep them available on both your PC and OneDrive.

    OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Orlando,

    The sync settings for a PC are stored on your OneDrive. The tutorial below for how to delete them can help to see how they look.
    The synced "Personalization" setting would only include the current wallpaper and not all of them though.

    If you like, you could save them in the OneDrive Pictures folder and have them made available offline to keep them available on both your PC and OneDrive.

    OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Not sure this really explains it Shawn... my desktop rotates different wallpapers every 15 minutes... my laptop seems to be scrolling thru a bunch too... my OneDrive is empty.....
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  6. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Usually the sync data for a PC will be stored on your online OneDrive in the (user-name)->(computer name) folder. You won't see them as normal image files though.
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  7. #16


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    Windows 8.1 'update 1'


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    [...]

    [/tip]
    warning   Warning
    You will not be able to sync your settings if you sign in to Windows with a local user account. You will need to use a Microsoft account to use to sign in to Windows with instead.



    [...]




    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    To Turn On or Off your Sync Settings in Registry Editor

    [...]


    8. To Turn Off Sync Setting

    A) Type 0 (zero), click/tap on OK, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot above)


    When I do as instructed by 8 (A) for AppSync, the 'value name' remains 'Enabled'. You don't specifically state that this ought to be manually amended, and the rest of your instructions here seem quite thorough, based on a quick scan. Should this 'value name' automagically change to 'Disabled' when 'value data' is changed to 0? (I would have thought it should, so as to avoid confusion.)

    Notes:
    1. I'm familiar enough with Regedit to be confident when changing values, but am by no means an expert in its use -- I use it once in a blue moon.
    2. I note the warning (included in the quote above) -- might this be relevant? (If it is: since I am trying to disable a feature I do not need that is enabled by default on the incorrect assumption that I do want it (and having not asked me whether I do) then it's a bit rich to require me to jump through other hoops first. Something like a spammer sending me his crap and then providing me with an 'unsubscribe' link that takes me somewhere else that requires me to register before being able to unsub -- as though I'm likely to do that (not). Life is too short for all this shit.


    Thanks
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  8. #17


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    Hello Pendantry,

    The DWORD name remains named "Enabled" for each key. It's only the "Data" value below that you change for the "Enabled" DWORD. Step 5 in OPTION TWO specifies this.

    0 = Turn off Syncing for that key

    1 = Turn on Syncing for that key
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  9. #18


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    Windows 8.1 'update 1'


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Pendantry,

    The DWORD name remains named "Enabled" for each key. It's only the "Data" value below that you change for the "Enabled" DWORD. Step 5 in OPTION TWO specifies this.

    0 = Turn off Syncing for that key

    1 = Turn on Syncing for that key

    Hi Brink, thanks for the response.

    OK, I think I get it. 'Enabled' means that the key is enabled. My mistake, I guess.

    From what I'm now seeing in the Event Viewer it looks as though AppSync is now disabled.

    Thank you for your help!
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  10. #19


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Nope. That's not correct.

    "Enabled" is just the name of the DWORD. The name does not ever change. The 0 or 1 set for it is what determines if it is enabled or disabled.
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