Windows 10: Turn On or Off Sync Settings for Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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Update: September 21st 2016
The feature below has been removed in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14931.
Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14926, there's a new Windows Anywhere setting in Settings -> Accounts. This new setting is obviously not complete yet, so there should be more details about it in a future build.
When you turn on or off Use Windows Anywhere it will also turn on or off Sync settings.
Last edited by Brink; 22 Sep 2016 at 17:10.
- I usually leave the Ease Of Access syncing switched off..
- all the rest are on..
This syncing of your Microsoft account can really make a mess of things when trying to do a fresh install of Windows 10. It seems to default to "ON" when booting from a disc or USB stick. I tried a new install onto a new NVME drive and it was a real mess as bits and pieces of programs and settings were forced onto my drive and mucked up a lot of things. To prevent any residual "syncing" to occur in a new install, simply do not log onto your Microsoft Account when performing the install. You can do that later and after you have turned off syncing.
It's good to hear from you.
It's odd that your PC is not listed on OneDrive and still syncs, but see if also removing the device from your Microsoft account devices page below may be able to help stop it from syncing next time.
Hope your well, will give that a go now. I've also noticed even though fetch is enabled I cannot access my files from another Pc as obviously its not listed in onedrive. I will report back in a short while.
Any other ideas.
Removed Pc from microsoft account, stopped sync, Clean install connected to sync and It pulled my settings again (from where I don't know) . Pc is still not showing in onedrive and fetch is still not accessible.
Well, the only true way to stop it appears to be to turn it off before it syncs. It may be easier to do so while not connected to the Internet.
It looks that way Shawn for now I will try again and turn off sync and leave it a few days see if the settings disappear. Maybe a time issue. Is there a way to force onedrive to see my pc for fetch.
Thanks for your help Shawn
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