Windows 10: Ms account on 2 machines change on 1 appears on the other NOT WANTED

  1.    20 Jul 2015 #1

    Ms account on 2 machines change on 1 appears on the other NOT WANTED

    Hi there

    Build 10240 - running Ms account on Two machines - same Ms account. Now if I change the background / Theme etc on ONE machine it also appears on the other one when you reboot it.

    Is there any way to STOP this -- I have different monitors and graphics etc on the two machines so if I change the theme on ONE machine I don't want the same theme on the other one.

    This idea that all devices should always be 100 % sync'd is a NUISANCE --some things are OK (email etc) but I don't need 100% Equality -- our computers need to be a little less Socialistic !!!.

    I don't want to run a whole slew of different Ms accounts either -- makes sharing etc a nuisance and screws up email when you set up Office 2016 accounts.

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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2

    Its under the sync settings, turn it all off or selectively turn off what you don't want
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi there


    I was really surprised when I booted up the Laptop and found the Background and theme had changed to the one on the Desktop without me doing anything to it at all.

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  4.    20 Jul 2015 #4

    The other way you can do it, if you never want any syncing of preferences is during install

    If you already have a machine with 10 installed, when you do a clean install on another machine (same ms account), during install it will detect the first machine and ask if you want to sync settings or set it up as a new machine
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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #5

    It was even syncing between my 8.1 and 10 as they are both on same MS account. It was a good thing at first because of syncing of other stuff. For instance, I have WU on 8.1 set to Notify only and so it persists on 10 too. I have to click on Check for updates to see them. Some things are not synced, like automatic update of drivers, which I exempt from automatic updates so in 10 I had to do it separately.
    I turned syncing off now because I want different themes on W 10.
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       20 Jul 2015 #6

    I normally allow syncing, except language preferences and background images...

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  7.    20 Jul 2015 #7

    I turn off Start Screen Tiles and layout. Other wise every time I switch from my laptop to my desktop, and vice versa, all my tiles are jumbled around. Two different sized screens. Synced to my Windows 10 PC too, same Microsoft Account.
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