Did you know that the updated Windows 8.1 adds tight integration with SkyDrive operating system (more about this you can find here), which allows users not only to store your files in the cloud and access them virtually any device, but also synchronize settings and applications between their devices with Windows 8 or RT.
The presence of SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 has a lot of advantages, but Microsoft will have to do a lot of work on this aspect of the operating system. For example, the company has not made it possible to move the root SkyDrive folder to another drive. Moreover, now SkyDrive is part of the operating system, so it can not be removed. Microsoft has confirmed that users can not remove SkyDrive from Windows 8.1, but there is a workaround that allows you to disable the integration. Just follow the steps below:
With the help of hot keys Win + R open the dialog "Run", type gpedit.msc, and press Enter.
In the Local Group Policy Editor follow the following path: Policy "Local Computer" Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components SkyDrive
In the right pane, double-click on the entry with the name "Prevent the usage of SkyDrive for file storage".
In the policy settings select "Enable" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Keep in mind that if this option is activated integration with SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 will be completely disabled. This option does not allow applications and functions to interact with the cloud from Microsoft. To re-enable integration with SkyDrive, just disable this option.