Do not sync start settings

Prevent the “Start layout” group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the “Start layout” group on the “sync your settings” page in PC settings. If you enable this policy setting the “Start layout” group will not be synced. Use the option “Allow users to turn start syncing on” so that syncing is turned off by default but not disabled. If you do not set or disable this setting syncing of the “Start layout” group is on by default and configurable by the user.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> SettingSync # DisableStartLayoutSettingSync; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> SettingSync # DisableStartLayoutSettingSyncUserOverride

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Sync your settings


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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