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One Microsoft account on two computers... How to separate

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    One Microsoft account on two computers... How to separate


    Hello,
    I have a Dell laptop 5721 17 " running Windows 7.
    My wife has a H.P. All-in-One running Windows 8.1.

    When her computer was installed, our grandson set it up and used my Microsoft account data.

    I play a lot on y computer, changing things, installing, deleting, etc. She doesn't change anything... ever.

    Now whenever I change something, relative to the account, on my computer it changes on her computer also.

    This does not make her happy. When she is not happy, I am not happy. The neighbors are not happy. The animals in the zoo are not happy.

    How do I go about separating these two computers so each has its own account?

    Thank you

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jr,

    This would be the syncing feature. You can turn it off to no longer have the settings for the Microsoft account synced on both computers.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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