Windows 10: Added another account, then weirdness

Discus and support Added another account, then weirdness in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Have a 8.1 laptop that I added an existing W10 MS account to. The computer went thru gyrations similar to all the W10 installs, "HI" adding apps,... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by meebers, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. meebers Win User

    Added another account, then weirdness


    Have a 8.1 laptop that I added an existing W10 MS account to. The computer went thru gyrations similar to all the W10 installs, "HI" adding apps, configuring, etc and then made me verify who I am etc. The background I have on my W10 desktop machine now appears on the W8.1 laptop machine. Still investigating what apps were added. *Eek Will remove it after a while as it eats up a lot of my HD space.

    :)
     
    meebers, Jul 19, 2015
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  2. domini71 Win User

    adding another account

    my computer wont let me open Microsoft edge or apps i got in the store or even the store because it says that the build in admin cant do those actions so i tried to add in a different account but when i try to open the create a new account but i just get
    the little blue loads thing then it open and flickers before closing again so it wont let me add any account. please help!

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    domini71, Jul 19, 2015
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  3. Adding another Account

    I am trying to add another mail account to the mail app, and it is giving my this error msg. It is a google email account.

    Added another account, then weirdness [​IMG]
     
    DavidMillerDM, Jul 19, 2015
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  4. Mystere Win User

    Added another account, then weirdness

    I'm sorry, what weirdness are you talking about? All that you mentioned is expected, and standard. It's the same thing you go through when you first install Windows 8.x and create a new account.
     
    Mystere, Jul 19, 2015
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  5. Ztruker Win User
    I think he's saying his Win 10 account was synced to the same account on his Win 8.1 system. At least that's how I read it.
     
    Ztruker, Jul 20, 2015
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  6. meebers Win User
    You are right, why did it sync to W10 when I also have a W8.1 desktop with same account credentials, different desktop background.

    (Mys....just seems to have a hard time understanding, like others who have asked him to quit responding to their posts because of his nonsense. )
     
    meebers, Jul 20, 2015
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  7. CountMike New Member
    It does sync between 10 and 8.1 on same account, it has good and bad sides to it, I kept it like that for a while but now I stopped it.
     
    CountMike, Jul 20, 2015
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  8. Added another account, then weirdness

    Your MS account holds the sync'd data - Win8.1 and Win10 are seen as devices - you use the same MS account for both Wins - it works as advertised.

    I think there should be more control over syncing, there are settings, but that's after the fact.

    A simple dialog asking if you want to sync settings would be nice.
    There might be one, but I don't recall seeing it at install time.
     
    Slartybart, Jul 20, 2015
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  9. Not tried latest builds so unsure if things have change, but there used to be an option during install

    Would you like to sync settings with 'list of other devices'
    or
    Set this device as a new machine
     
    paulsalter, Jul 20, 2015
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  10. CountMike New Member
    Settings > Accounts >Sync your settings, you can turn off or customize what to sync.
     
    CountMike, Jul 20, 2015
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  11. Thanks Mike, that's what I meant by you can turn things off, but it's after the fact. Every sync option is on by default when you install. By the time I think of it, I've already signed into OneDrive and sync happens - I can turn off sync options, but it has already been sunk (sync'd???)
     
    Slartybart, Jul 21, 2015
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  12. CountMike New Member
    Yes it sunk (sic) and I'm grateful some of that stuff did, like setting about receiving updates, I can still chose to not let updates go thru until I decide. In mean time, I started using different themes on 8.1 and 10 so I don't want that to sync any more.
     
    CountMike, Jul 21, 2015
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  13. meebers Win User

    Added another account, then weirdness

    I don't know the reason why the sync was to W10 instead of my Desktop 8.1. All three, laptop 8.1, W10 and desktop 8.1 have same account info. . Guessing here, if I changed my desktop background on any machine, the other two would follow? I guess I should have a different account for each machine? or just not sync.
     
    meebers, Jul 21, 2015
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  14. What gets synced depends on what the settings are on each device. I have some sync settings turned off as I don't want my tile layout synced from my laptop to my desktop. They have two different sized screens. What device you were last on, and what you did on that device can affect it too. Like changing your wallpaper etc.
     
    alphanumeric, Jul 21, 2015
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  15. meebers Win User
    Tx. Will be checking the sync settings on all three puters. When I first saw this, I was thinking maybe it was the last machine I logged in on, but I thought Nah! but will investigate that anyway.
     
    meebers, Jul 22, 2015
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