hey basj. good catch. oddly enough "company settings sync" was the give away. it is the "work folders" feature which I certainly did disable. would probably serve stardock to put in place a check for that and rename the key (what i did as opposed to deleting it) or ignore it via whatever means they deem the best solution in order to prevent that from happening.
people add and remove windows features all the time so i can only imagine this might rear its head with some other feature that I didnt happen to disable but someone else does. it kills the polish a bit
for now i'll make a .reg to handle it