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#272333 20-Jun-2020 10:00
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I can't find a good explanation of why Settings shows different things on two Windows machines: one with my account information on top, another without. Is there a setting (Privacy?) somewhere that controls this?

 

Exhibit A:

 

 

Exhibit B:

 





 

 

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  #2508599 20-Jun-2020 10:30
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is it because one is signed in with a Microsoft account and the other isnt, ie using a local account?

 

 

 

all mine look like the bottom one as i only use local accounts.


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  #2508683 20-Jun-2020 12:31
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I was sure mine looked like the bottom one too, but I just checked now and it looks like the top one.  I use a local account and it says:

 

<Name>

 

Local Account

 

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  #2508684 20-Jun-2020 12:33
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Thanks. Mine is a Microsoft account.




 

 

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  #2508689 20-Jun-2020 12:52
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I got a new HP laptop out of the box yesterday and set it up.

 

Local user only (no MS account) and it looked like Exhibit A (with the user icon) - I had never seen this before.

 

When setting up with local accounts they normally look like Exhibit B.

 

Maybe it's a recent MS update?





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  #2508690 20-Jun-2020 12:56
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Yeah once you're signed in things change a bit.  I like where Windows is heading (other than their quality control) but they don't make it obvious about what certain things do upstream when you enable them.  




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  #2508720 20-Jun-2020 13:22
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This is two machines, same version, same Microsoft account. How os this consistent?




 

 

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  #2508726 20-Jun-2020 13:49
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I have this on 2 identical Windows 10 Pro 2004 laptops, No Microsoft account registered, Both setup with express settings new builds within 10 minutes of each other. Google suggests they're doing A/B testing again.


 
 
 
 


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  #2508729 20-Jun-2020 13:56
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MS account with Win10 Pro...

 

I get exhibit B on my desktop.... 4k (UHD) screen.

 

I get exhibit A on my laptop.... 2k (FHD) screen.

 

 

 

Edit:

 

Both of my machines have update 2004.

 

 





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  #2508744 20-Jun-2020 14:33
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I dont see my profile picture, Im stuck on the one before 2004 because my machine isnt compatible and they wont tell me why so I can solve it. Damn microsoft. Not seen the picture on any of my computers but none are compaitble with 2004 so who knows?





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  #2508753 20-Jun-2020 14:52
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richms:

 

I dont see my profile picture, Im stuck on the one before 2004 because my machine isnt compatible and they wont tell me why so I can solve it. Damn microsoft. Not seen the picture on any of my computers but none are compaitble with 2004 so who knows?

 

 

Had a problem with my laptop update to 2004 because the system reserved folder at standard 100MB was "too small".

 

Did a Google search and found other users were having a problem with 2004 and the system reserved folder.

 

Had to use a partition manager to shuffle partitions and I increased the system reserved folder to 500MB.

 

2004 update fixed... so far! Hope it does not cause other problems!

 

My desktop upated to 2004 with a system reserved folder at 100MB.

 

 

 

 





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  #2508916 20-Jun-2020 19:32
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Andib:

 

Google suggests they're doing A/B testing again.

 

 

They're failing at it then, if there's no feedback there...





 

 

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  #2508924 20-Jun-2020 19:57
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  #2508928 20-Jun-2020 20:12
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Yeah, I am not creating a feedback for that. Should have a button for it straight on the feature. Also shouldn't be running A/B tests on a non-Insider version.




 

 

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  #2508931 20-Jun-2020 20:17
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Gordy7:

 

Had a problem with my laptop update to 2004 because the system reserved folder at standard 100MB was "too small".

 

Did a Google search and found other users were having a problem with 2004 and the system reserved folder.

 

Had to use a partition manager to shuffle partitions and I increased the system reserved folder to 500MB.

 

 

Should have written System Reserved Partition... can no longer edit my notes above.

 

 





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  #2508952 20-Jun-2020 21:16
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Mine is local account only, and i have the two options as per mauricio's





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