Productivity: How to sync settings in Windows 8 between tablet and PC

Preview Sync_thumb If you want to keep your tablet and PC synced, read this tutorial NOW

Microsft has a total different approach of syncing user configuration information rather than documents and other user data. Microsoft has a integrated sync feature which integrates to the Microsoft account somewhat similar to Apple iCloud. In this tutorial, we are showing you how to disable message Windows 8 needs to restart.

Steps to sync settings

1. Open the Charms bar by moving your mouse pointer over the right cornor of your screen. Alternatively you may press Windows key + C on Start screen to open Charms bar. Then select Settings.

settings sync

2. Next, click on the More PC settings.

more pc settings sync

3. Make sure you are using Microsoft account to use sync feature. To use Microsoft account, click on the Users on the left pane and on right pane, click on the ‘Switch to a Microsoft account’. Make sure you have any Microsoft email account like hotmail, live, outlook account.

switch to a microsoft sync

4. Next, type your microsoft email address and then click on the Next button. Make sure your internet connection is working.

type email sync

5. Next, enter your email and password and click on the Next button.

account password sync

6. Next, add security info and click on the Next button.

security info sync

7. Finally, click on the Finish button.

finish sync

8. Finally, go back to PC Settings (Step-3) and select the options you want to turn on by clicking on it. That are the complete steps to sync settings in Windows 8.

sync settings


Note, Windows 8 settings sync won’t synchronizes your email or other documents but it will sync the user configuration details. That means it will save your email configuration to the cloud.

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