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So I have two Windows 8 VMs. I want to set one's theme to blue/black colors and the others to red colors.

The reason I want these different is that I will be using the VMs simultaneously. One is 32 bit, and the other is 64 bit. I want to have an immediate indication of which VM I am on so that I don't make mistakes where I'm on the wrong machine.

When trying to change the theme, Windows and it's magical syncing changes it across every computer I have running Windows 8. How can I tell Windows not to do this?

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Do you have to use a MS live account? Can you create separate local accounts? –  Brad Patton Apr 17 '13 at 16:56
    
@BradPatton I use a MS live account. I can create separate accounts, but I'd strongly rather not since theme stuff is the only thing I don't want to sync –  Earlz Apr 17 '13 at 17:00

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You can configure what is synced on the PC Settings screen.

Windows + I to get to settings then select Sync your settings. Set Personalize to Off to not sync the background.

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