Windows 10: Two PC's showing same background Solved

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    Two PC's showing same background

    Hi all,

    Apologies, my title doesn't really explain my issue very well - I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 on my main work PC and for the desktop background I have a slideshow and I have the taskbar showing. I have an HTPC in the lounge which is running on Windows 8.1 (not upgrading due to losing WMC ) and for this PC I have a single background for the desktop and the taskbar set to auto-hide.

    When I change the settings on one PC it automatically changes the settings on the other PC - the background changes and the taskbar changes to/from auto-hide etc... Not sure if anything else is changing as well!

    The two PC's are not in a homegroup and are not on a network - they're connected to the same router (BT Home Hub), but don't show up in each others network within Windows.

    As I've been writing, the only thing that comes to mind that is "connecting" the two PC's is the fact that I am logged in to each PC using the same Microsoft account. However, the pictures I am using on each computer are not on my OneDrive, so how is it changing things and more importantly how can I stop it from happening, short of signing in with different accounts - which I wouldn't have thought I would have to do?

    Many thanks for any help you can provide.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 6,608
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    Try this - On your Windows 10 PC go to start button then click Settings -> Accounts -> Sync your settings and turn off theme sync
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 13,974
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Aug 2015 #3

    Hi Buff, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    You need to turn the theme syncing off on both computers. See the tutorial: Sync Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    For Windows 8.1 see this tutorial: Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


    EDIT: I see z3r010 beat me once again :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #4

    z3r010 said: View Post
    Try this - On your Windows 10 PC go to start button then click Settings -> Accounts -> Sync your settings and turn off theme sync
    Brilliant - thank you so much for your quick reply. Worked a treat
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Posts : 6,608
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Aug 2015 #5

    As Kari mentioned above, you may need to do this on both computers.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #6

    Just did it on the Windows 10 PC and all seems to be fine - but at least I now know what to do in case it has changed back when I logoff and back in again etc...

    Thanks again - to both of you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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