When Windows backup is turned on, Windows backs up the settings you choose across all your Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices that you've signed in to with your Microsoft account.
You can back up preferences including passwords, language, and other Windows settings. If you turn on Other Windows settings, Windows also syncs some device settings (for things like printers and mouse options), File Explorer settings, and notification preferences.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Remember my preferences for your Microsoft account across all your Windows 11 devices you sign in with the same Microsoft account.
To stop backing up your settings and remove them from the cloud, turn off Windows backup settings on all the devices connected to your Microsoft account. Once this is done, you'll need to remove these settings from your account. Here's how:
1) Go to account.microsoft.com/devices
2) At the bottom of the page, click/tap on the Clear stored settings link under Cloud synced settings.
EXAMPLE: Select to restore from device during clean install with Microsoft account
Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Windows backup on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Open Backup Settings
Do step 4 (on) or step 5 (off) below for what you want.
This is the default setting.
You can now close Settings if you like.