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    Sync by default because of using the same email login on different systems.

    Using a Microsoft email account login has both good and bad sides.
    I have three systems that I use the same MS email account on. Two are Win 10 and one is Win 8.1.
    My 2 Win 10 TP systems are side by side so I can watch and compare each.
    I move the task bar on one to the side and with in a few seconds it moves on the other, with out my help.
    That's not all, the desktop theme and all the apps are duplicated.
    For a business person with a office system, a laptop and a home system, this syncing could be handy.
    However when managing a child's system where they are not ready to manage an email account it could be not so nice.
    You most likely do not want to manage another email account so you use the one you have.
    Now you end up with all their games on your systems and all your apps on their systems.

    This feature will most likely stay but it would be nice if Microsoft gave us a switch to enable or disable the sync.
    This could also be viewed as yet another invasion of privacy.
    Last edited by RonB-TX; 2015-04-17 at 11:37.

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    You can control which settings to synch in Windows 10:
    Settings > Accounts > Synch your Settings
    You can turn synching completely off or just the items you want.

    There's an equivalent location in Winows 8.

    Jerry

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    As far as I know, MS does.

    To stop syncing all settings
    Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. ...
    Tap or click OneDrive, and then tap or click Sync settings.
    Under the Sync settings with OneDrive heading, turn off Sync your settings on this PC.
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...c-settings-pcs

    The other alternative is to use a local account.

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    Bassfisher's procedure is for Windows 8.

    Jerry

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    OK - Thanks guys, I had totally overlooked that. This is why I posted it; to find out what others are doing.

    Ron

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