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How Did Microsoft Transfer my Wallpapers From PC1 to PC2?

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    How Did Microsoft Transfer my Wallpapers From PC1 to PC2?

    OK so I've upgraded my desktop PC to Windows 8.1 (from Windows 7) and I've also purchased a laptop on which I've installed Windows 8.1.

    I used a MS account for sign in on both.
    I was so surprised when my laptop changed its wallpaper to the ones I use on my desktop PC!

    How did MS do this? Have the wallpaper jpg files I use on desktop PC been uploaded to MS cloud (OneDrive) and then downloaded by the laptop without me knowing? Where are the wallpapers stored on the laptop? And when I add some new jpgs to my wallpapers folder on my desktop, will they be added to the laptop too?

    Finally, is there a way to break that connection so that even if I use the same ms account to sign in on both machines that my wallpapers will be different and permanently "disconnected" from the desktop PC settings?

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Your personal settings are by default synced between each PC you are using the same Microsoft Account. You can change what is synced in PC settings.


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