Windows 10: The desktop screen on laptop changes the desktop for...desktop.

  1.    25 Oct 2015 #1

    The desktop screen on laptop changes the desktop for...desktop.


    I'm not sure if this should go under the topic of General Help or Customization. Since it is about personalizing I opted to post it here.

    I've got a Lenovo Desktop that was upgraded from 8.1 to 10 just after the release. I have a Toshiba Laptop which I upgraded from 7 to 10 about a month ago. Occasionally, the desktop screen for the desktop would be the default desktop image for the Toshiba laptop with "Toshiba" in the lower right corner.

    Last night I performed a clean install of 10 on my Laptop. I went to bed and let the laptop work the updates as I was sleeping. When I woke up the Lenovo, again, the desktop showed the Toshiba default image rather than the one I had changed it to previously.

    I had researched the issue but only after making this post is when I realized that all accounts under the same Microsoft ID will synch, including the desktop personalization. Not exactly a feature that I like. I'd like to turn that feature off.
    Last edited by btsouthwell; 25 Oct 2015 at 14:42.
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  2. Posts : 12,393
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Oct 2015 #2

    Hi Btsouthwell, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    See this tutorial: Sync Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums.

    Kari
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  3.    26 Oct 2015 #3

    Thank you Kari. I appreciate the input. I'll go check it out now. For some reason I like a different desktop between my computers but had almost come to grips that they would be synched forever.....
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  4. Posts : 12,393
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Oct 2015 #4

    It's really simple, just disable the desktop theme sync.
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