Windows 8 "sync your settings" problem

I have 2 Win8 PCs with "sync your settings" enabled and I am using my Microsoft account to sign in on both PCs.  After restarting one of the PCs all but 3 generic tiles have disappeared.  I was asked to to sign in again due to a problem with my Microsoft account.  The other PC reported no issues with the account.

How do I resync the second PCs metro and desktop?



HI jrpierson,
Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft community!
I will guide you regarding this issue.
1) You want to resync the second PCs morden UI?

I would like to suggest you to refer the link.
Should I sync settings between PCs?
I would like to suggest you to follow the steps to restore missing apps.
Step 1:
Switch to start screen. Type Desktop and press enter key to see desktop in search result. Novice users may like who would like to type in the Search box can use Windows + Q hotkey to see the Search charm.
Step 2:
Right-click on desktop result to see the app command bar (the bar that appears at the bottom of the screen) and then click pin to start option to pin Desktop tile to the Start screen. You are done!


I would like to suggest you to run the account troubleshooter and check.

Please post back with the required information. I will be glad to provide you with the additional options available that you can utilize to get the issue resolved.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 538 Applies to: