I have encountered the following problem:
I have a Windows Live account. When I sign in on a newly installed Windows 8 machine (tried on several), only the following things are synced:
- desktop background;
- start menu colors/background;
- account picture;
- lockscreen picture;
AFAIK, this is the Personalize setting from Sync your setting.
I also get the language preferences synced.
However, I also want the following things synced:
- taskbar - I use small taskbar buttons + never combine and I always get the default large ones
- desktop icons - I want all of the 5 icons (computer, home folder etc.) and I only start with the default one (recycle bin)
- I have removed some start menu apps (uninstalled some, just unpinned others), but when I log in all the default ones appear
I tried the troubleshooter:
and the funny thing was it said it detected that syncing of my personalization settings is off, which is actually the only thing that syncs properly. What's more I have all the sync settings set to on. Do you have any idea as to what the problem might be?