N/APosted on - 02/16/2015
I used TCPview and found out that Windows explorer.exe always maintains a constant link to wns.windows.com. I have tried deleting these links but they are restored almost immediately. I have disabled the store but it doesn’t help. Anyone with an idea on how to get rid of them completely?
Windows 8.1 Keeps on connecting to Microsoft
Below are 2 methods to try and disable this connection:
Disable OneDrive from the “Metro Control Panel” and “Local/Group Policy. To do this, click the following: Start > Run > gpedit.msc
Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsOneDrive
Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage – set to Enabled