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Connect your domain and Microsoft accounts
Using a Microsoft account (formerly known as Windows Live ID) is the best way to ensure that settings stay in sync. It also allows you to log on to services like SkyDrive without having to enter your credentials.
For home and small business users, you can do this at setup. If you're signed in with a Windows domain account, you need to go through one extra step.
From PC Settings, click Users and follow the prompts to connect your domain account to a Microsoft account. You can decide on this screen exactly what you want to sync.
Confirm your PC as a trusted device
Certain sensitive settings (like passwords for local servers and websites) sync only between "trusted PCs." In addition, you can use a trusted PC as a management console.
Designating a PC as trusted requires a second security factor in addition to your password, typically a phone (where you can receive a code as a text or voice message) or an alternate e-mail address.
From PC Settings, click Sync Your Settings and look at the top of the list. If your device isn't yet trusted, you can click a link to begin the process.
Choose default programs
As with every previous Windows version, this edition of Windows designates certain apps and utilities as default file handlers. Photos, for example, use the "modern"/Metro-style Photos app, which displays a single image full screen and doesn't do well with folders full of images.
If you do most of your work on the desktop, you'll probably prefer the Windows Photo Viewer app instead. You might also want to adjust your default choices for handling PDF and audio files.
To get to the Set your default programs screen, press Windows key+W (Windows settings) and type default in the search box. Then click its entry in the results list.