Windows 10 Settings still there after reinstall  


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 Settings still there after reinstall


    Hi,

    I have changed multiple settings on windows 10 but whenever I reinstall it, and I log in using a Ms account the settings are still there. It's like it saves them.

    such as opening a folder in file explorer it will open in a new window so I know the settings haven't changed back to default.

    How can I get all the defaults back.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 0
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       #2

    There are a few places to look. The first is under Settings> Accounts> Sync your settings. Turn off what you don't want synced. That's probably what you are talking about. The other place to look is Settings> Personalization > Start. Turn off what you don't want.
    Last edited by JohnC; 30 Oct 2015 at 16:05.
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  3. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #3

    ZeroChill said:
    Hi,

    I have changed multiple settings on windows 10 but whenever I reinstall it, and I log in using a Ms account the settings are still there. It's like it saves them.

    such as opening a folder in file explorer it will open in a new window so I know the settings haven't changed back to default.

    How can I get all the defaults back.

    Thanks.

    If you use a Windows Account, it saves your settings across multiple machines but mostly on the main machine you use. At least Windows 8 and 8.1 used to do that. In some cases this is helpful, in others it's not.

    At one time I had three Windows 8 machines and whenever I changed something like a desktop theme, the changes would be carried over to my other machines. Other changes too, my Chrome settings and IE settings. But not my desktop app settings. I finally had to turn that off. I don't know where the settings for that are in Windows 10.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I only use 1 Windows device which is this one, however as I explained above the settings are being saved system wide when I don't want them to be :S.
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  5. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #5

    ZeroChill said:
    I only use 1 Windows device which is this one, however as I explained above the settings are being saved system wide when I don't want them to be :S.
    You can turn it off if you want Sync Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Posts : 0
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       #6

    It sees the reinstall as a chance to sync your settings. Turn off sync in Accounts and it won't remember.
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    halasz said:
    Ty I needed to remove the backups from onedrive.

    Ty to all for help I will mark as Solved.
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