This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Remember my preferences feature for Windows Backup on your Windows 11 PC.
Windows backup helps you to backup your settings and data, including files, themes, installed apps, passwords, and WiFi information for your Microsoft account. This backup enables you to restore your data across different Windows devices on which you are using the same account. Remember my preferences is one of the features of Windows backup. It lets you backup and restore your preferences like personalization settings, passwords, language settings, accessibility preferences, and more. This helps you sync your settings seamlessly across multiple computers without putting in any effort.
Now, you can enable or disable this setting as per your need using the Settings app. Let us check out how!
Turn On or Off Remember my preferences for Windows Backup
If you want to enable or disable the Remember my preferences feature for Windows Backup on your PC, you can use your Settings app. Here are the steps to do that:
- Launch Settings.
- Go to Accounts.
- Click on the Windows backup option.
- Turn on or off the Remember my preferences option.
- Enable or disable specific preferences.
First, open the Settings app using the Windows + I hotkey and then move to the Accounts tab from the left-side pane.
Next, select the Windows backup option in the right-side pane.
After that, you will see a Remember my preferences option. You can now switch on or off the toggle associated with this option to enable or disable it.
In case there are specific preferences that you want to enable or disable, you can simply switch on the Remember my preferences toggle and then expand the option by clicking on the drop arrow button. Now, you can select or deselect the below preferences as per your requirements:
- Accounts and passwords.
- Language preferences.
- Other Windows settings.
Tick or untick the above checkboxes to enable or disable specific preferences as per your choice.
That’s it. I hope this helps!
When would you turn off Windows Backup and Restore?
If your backup disk is full, you may want to stop the automatic Windows Backup process. You can open the Services app and locate the Windows Backup service. Now, double-click on this service and press the Stop button to disable it. After that, set the Startup type to Disabled. This will stop the Windows backup and restore process. In case you want to enable it in the future, you can restart the Windows backup service. You can also disable the OneDrive cloud backup to stop backing up your data on the cloud.
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What does Remember my apps do on Windows 11?
The Remember my apps feature for Windows backup enables you to remember and restore your installed apps from the Microsoft Store on your new devices. You can enable or disable the Remember my apps setting using the Windows Settings. Open the Settings app, navigate to the Accounts tab, click on the Windows backup option, and switch on/off the toggle associated with the Remember my apps option.