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How to synchronize settings in Windows 10

synchronize settings in Windows 10

With the option of synchronized settings, Windows 10 allows owners of multiple devices to keep system configurations synchronized. In this way, it is not necessary to waste time each time by manually entering theme configurations, browser options and other settings on all desktops and notebooks that use the same operating system.

How to synchronize settings in Windows 10

Synchronize settings in Windows 10 means that the data is saved online on your Microsoft account Windows so that they can also be recovered from other computers. It is a very useful method when you have several computers with the Windows 10 operating system and you want to have the same settings on all the devices, avoiding the work for each location. In the next image you will be able to see the page that allows you to synchronize the values ??you choose. However we go step by step and follow our step by step guide which you will find below and you will discover how simple it is to configure this integrated function.

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Procedure to synchronize Windows 10

All you need to take advantage of this useful feature is a Microsoft account and, if you don't have one yet, before continuing with the procedure, create one by going to the previous link. To enable synchronization of Windows devices, follow the steps below.

  • To start click on the button Start that you find at the bottom left of the screen.
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  • Click on the icon Settings with the wheel icon.
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  • From the next screen click now on Account
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In the Accounts menu, click Log in with a local account from Microsoft and enter your account information that you previously created. Go to the next point if you do not see this option, in this case it means that you have already accessed.

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On this page, on the left bar, click Synchronize your settings.

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Activate the switch next to Sync settings. Apply the previous steps also on other computers with Windows 10.

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Now you will have the possibility to choose to activate or deactivate some items to be excluded from synchronization. As you can see in the image below, you can easily choose to disable individual settings if you want something to be out of sync with other devices.

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The process that allows you to synchronize settings in Windows 10 completed. After you have enabled Sync settings also on other devices, Windows automatically synchronizes the settings you have selected with all other devices with Windows 10. It is necessary for you to log in with the same Microsoft account on all devices to be synchronized.

What is synchronized with the other devices

The settings you have chosen to synchronize will also be saved in OneDrive with a free 7GB cloud space, so you can always recover them if you need to format the computer. Between theand settings that you can choose to synchronize are browser settings, passwords and theme colors. If you enable then also Other Windows settings, the system will synchronize some device settings (mouse and printer options), File Explorer settings and notification preferences.

In particular, the settings that will be synchronized are these:

  • Customization: colors, screen background, lock screen, and Microsoft account image.
  • Customization of Desktop: Windows themes, backgrounds and taskbar settings.
  • Passwords store in Internet Explorer, the passwords used in applications, the password for the home group or the passwords used to connect to other computers or network devices.
  • accessibility: settings for support tools.
  • Language preferences
  • Application settings such as Mail, Music, Contacts etc.
  • Browser: Settings of Internet Explorer, history, favorites, etc.

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