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  1. Deborah Payne's Avatar
    This is no longer relevant in the sense that I have spent several hours in front of the PC this weekend setting it up, but I am curious should I have to deal with this situation again.

    My in laws purchased a PC and a laptop this weekend. I do not think the make and models are relevant for this question.

    I set up each of the in laws with their own profiles complete with background photo, themes, apps etc on the laptop first. I made sure that each of their profiles was as they wanted it and then proceeded to set up the PC. I made sure that "sync" was on for both of their profiles.

    In my mind, the purpose of sync is so that when I logged into their account on the PC, most (if not all) of the customisation would be recognised in the PC. It was not, and I then had to proceed spending some considerable time making the PC look the same as the laptop to avoid confusion between the two devices.

    Is this a problem faced by other users?

    I am quite technology friendly i.e. I like spending time on computers, looking through the different settings, getting it set up just right, understanding the different apps that can be used on my own Windows mobile and laptop. But equally, I am not a developer and I am not on the fast or slow ring for updates. I do try and keep appraised of what is happening and I like to have a play around whenever a large update occurs. Compared to many of my friends and colleagues, my knowledge and tech ability is above average.

    I therefore think that if I have missed something obvious, then how sync should work is not obvious.

    I am very keen to learn what it is that I should have been doing (and bless, how my in laws would have worked it out is beyond me).
    Last edited by Deborah Payne; 06-26-2017 at 11:49 AM. Reason: For some reason, the title is in white font to be typed against a white background. I had no idea what I had typed until I posted the question.
    06-26-2017 11:47 AM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    Windows 10 ??
    Settings, accounts, sync your settings
    06-26-2017 06:25 PM
  3. paragoneer's Avatar
    Interested to hear if you were able to resolve this to your satisfaction Deborah. I could never get sync to work properly for my desktop and Surface, though mayhaps it's due to Aussie internet? Who knows -_-

    By the by, does Windows 10 sync also sync one's Start menu design?
    06-26-2017 10:37 PM
  4. Deborah Payne's Avatar
    @T Moore. Yes, it is Windows 10 and yes, I did make sure to go into Settings first to "Sync your settings" i.e. all the toggles were switched to on before going on to set up the in laws PC. I even, after setting it all up, tried the famous "turn off and turn it back on". Interestingly, on my mother in laws, I was told to wait while Windows was getting things ready but the only thing that really synced was the background photo. In my father in law's profile, passwords were saved. But that was the extent of the sync.
    @paragoneer. I am not too sure but I presume so as there is a toggle option under Sync your settings for all "Other Windows settings". To me, the Start menu would fall under that category.

    I did some reading both before an after setting up the PC to try. This seems to be a long term ongoing issue. I doubt very much it relates to your Aussie internet!
    06-27-2017 02:41 PM

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