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I have used the German release preview of Windows 8 and after installing the RTM available via MSDN my apps which were synced got automatically installed. However I have the English version of Win 8 yet some apps were in German and then something screwed them and I have to reinstall.

However I wonder how I can reset my account so that I can start "from scratch" the next time I install Win 8 WITHOUT deleting my Live account as I have Office bound to it and my MSN Messenger contacts which I do not want to readd.

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You really should accept an answer if it works. – Josiah Dec 28 '12 at 17:59
@AceLegend: Yeah, but it doesn't. – Christian Ivicevic Dec 28 '12 at 18:00
switch to local user account. then, when picking a new account as login, you will be prompted for a new e-mail – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 9 '13 at 1:17

Even though some time has passed since the question was asked, you may try this procedure:

First disable syncing the syncing control panel on every machine you have linked to your account:

  • Press Win+W and search for "Sync your settings", disable what you want in there, or syncing altogether.

Syncing configuration

  • Once you have stopped syncing of settings from all your devices go to this place in SkyDrive and choose to remove the settings that are backed up online.

Done, after that your account will not contain your settings and you can use it in a fresh machine without bringing all your applications and customizations.

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This does not reset my account, it only disables all synchronization and this is not what I am looking for. – Christian Ivicevic Dec 28 '12 at 18:19

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