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How to Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10

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When sync your settings is turned on, Windows 10 keeps track of your theme, apps, Internet Explorer settings, passwords, language preferences, Ease of Access, and other Windows settings you care about and sets (syncs) them for you on all your Windows 10 devices that you sign in to with your same Microsoft account.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to turn on sync your settings for all Microsoft account users on the Windows 10 PC.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable sync your settings.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Sync your settings in Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Sync your settings using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Sync your settings disabled
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Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Sync your settings in Group Policy

Note   Note
Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. All other editions can use Option TWO below instead.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Sync your settings

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3. In the right pane of Sync your settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Turn off InPrivate browsing policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Sync your settings

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Sync your settings

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Sync your settings using a REG file

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The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync

DisableSettingSync DWORD

2 = disable
delete = enable

DisableSettingSyncUserOverride DWORD

1 = disable
delete = enable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Sync your settings

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Sync_your_settings.reg

download


 3. To Disable Sync your settings

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Sync_your_settings.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.



That's it,
Shawn