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windows account sync settings and resetting

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8

    windows account sync settings and resetting


    so i upgraded to windows 8.1 quite a while back,the problem i have is that once signed in with my microsoft account
    apps start crashing especially 3rd party,this is resolved by switching to local account however is very tiresome when using onedrive or skype
    from what i gather it is my account which syncrinises settings which are incorrect causing these bugs
    is there anyway to remove synced settings from a microsoft account or just resseting it all

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello bkr,

    Yes, you could turn off syncing your settings for a Microsoft account, but you'll still need to manually set back what was changed by the sync though.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    this is really helpful however i'm not sure what settings are changed, is there some way to backup current settings
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    64-bit Windows 10


    The list of individual settings to turn on/off to sync are the ones that would be.

    Syncing your settings is a way to back them up. You could use the tutorial below to remove any old saved syncs from OneDrive to start fresh with what you currently have set when it gets synced next.

    OneDrive - Delete Your Synced Windows 8 Personal Settings
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    done that,now testing for app crashes flipboard works but any other app like wheres my water or any game crashes on start,i already have correct system requirements

    ***tried radiant defense crashes on start
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windows account sync settings and resetting
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