Install on laptop - how to avoid sync with Windows 10 apps on desktop PC?


tfwul

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Installed Windows 11 from USB (media creation tool) onto my laptop, formatted C-drive.
All goes well.
However, at the very end it seems Windows 11 tries to sync with the desktop apps: I get a bunch of 'empty white' icons.
Even the existing icon of Microsoft Edge is renamed to 'Microsoft Edge (Copy)'

Obviously I can delete all that, but how to avoid this in the first place?

I only want OneDrive to sync.

Thanks.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 x64

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.... it seems Windows 11 tries to sync with the desktop apps: I get a bunch of 'empty white' icons. ... I only want OneDrive to sync.

Welcome to Eleven Forum.

Open Settings and go to Accounts > Windows Backup. You can choose what to sync there. Mine is greyed out because I'm not using a Microsoft account.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

tfwul

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Thanks. Frankly, I wished I did nót install Windows 11 on my laptop. I believe there has not been a kind of warning that it will affect Windows 10 setup. After booting my Windows 10 desktop PC, 20 (!) of the 42 desktop icons are gone. Will post a separate thread on that.
 

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