1.    26 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    'Sync your settings'


    I am unable to sync my desktop and laptop. My desktop reads, "Some features are only available if you are using a Microsoft account or work account" and 'Sync settings' is off and greyed out. My laptop has 'sync settings' on. Both devices are set up the same way and I have the same Microsoft account for each. Both were synced once upon a time because I had the same background on both. I am unsure whether the change might have occurred when I updated both devices to Windows 10 last year. I appreciate there might be many reasons for the latest situation that will make the cause difficult to identify, but one suggestion or another might just help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    26 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Bob,

    Since it has the "Some features are only available if you are using a Microsoft account or work account" message, double check to verify if you currently have a Microsoft account or a local account.

    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    26 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Brink
    I have a Microsoft account; I signed into it just now. My laptop is recognised but not my desktop. I do not know the significance. I clicked, "Canít see some of your devices? Check for others" in https://account.microsoft.com/devices. "We didnít find any other devices. Add more devices" followed. Next,
    "Windows 10 PCs
    Add your PC to use Find My Device and get support for it
    To add a Windows 10 PC:
    1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Your account
    2. Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead
    If your PC still isn't showing up, try adding the Microsoft account again."
    "Your info" shows, not "Your account" and "Sign in with a local account instead".
    I am at a loss.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    26 Jul 2017 #4

    Did you verify your account? Check the accounts settings and if you see a verify link, you need to follow that.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    26 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    swarfega
    I see nothing relating to 'verify' in Settings/Accounts. I returned to the Microsoft "Sign in" page which takes me to https://account.microsoft.com/?lang=...ignedout-index where I am greeted with "Hello!" and my personal details appear.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    26 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Bob,

    It sounds like you Sync Settings may have been disabled. Check using the tutorial below to enable them again if currently disabled.

    Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    26 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Brink
    I thank you for your reply and attempts to help. I fear I am stumped: My laptop is Windows 10 Pro but my desktop not. I have resisted carrying out any work to the registry ever as it takes me beyond my comfort zone. I do find the issue confusing, however, as I commented in my opening post: the background on my laptop would change automatically when I changed it on the desktop, once upon a time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    26 Jul 2017 #8

    I would wait until tomorrow, maybe it's their end.

    If you don't see the verify then you should be verified.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    26 Jul 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hawkins View Post
    Brink
    I thank you for your reply and attempts to help. I fear I am stumped: My laptop is Windows 10 Pro but my desktop not. I have resisted carrying out any work to the registry ever as it takes me beyond my comfort zone. I do find the issue confusing, however, as I commented in my opening post: the background on my laptop would change automatically when I changed it on the desktop, once upon a time.
    That's ok Bob.

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file from step 2 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial. It's the default setting to enable sync settings.

    Afterwards, you will hopefully be able to turn on or off Sync setting for what you want.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows Sync settings
So I enabled Windows Sync your settings but there is option saying other windows settings, So what does it sync this other windows settings?
User Accounts and Family Safety
Windows 10 Sync Settings
Good Evening Everyone, Can someone please help me, so I have been using Windows 10 and love it however I have a problem which is bugging me. Once upon a time I used my Microsoft Account on a work computer and this has since synced all my settings...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Sync settings
Hello Guys, Could anyone tell me how often windows 10 syncs setting to OneDrive, to get to it I logged into my Microsoft account/OneDrive/Settings (gear wheel top right of IE window) then device backup's in left menu. I have just installed...
Performance & Maintenance
Browser sync settings
I have 4 browsers on my PC -- Edge, IE11, Firefox and Chrome. I'd been using IE11 and noticed that it apparently synced my Favorites from Chrome, including the mobile bookmarks I saved on my Android phone. That sync activity also seemed to rearrange...
Browsers and Email
App settings sync between devices?
Hi, In win 8 if I made a change to a setting in mail or IE or added a favourite this information would sync to my other devices so everything was identical with Mail or Edge in 10, they seem to run totally independent on my machine, no...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:34.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums