Chapter 1: Controlling Control Panel
In This Chapter
Rooting around in the Control Panel
Updating device drivers
Taking control of AutoPlay
Working with programs and features
Rewinding the clocks
The inner workings of Windows reveal themselves inside the mysterious (and somewhat haughtily named) Control Panel.
The Control Panel itself isn’t a program or an app; it’s kind of a gathering of dozens of programs — a fairly easy way to get to a plethora of programs that watch and adjust Windows settings. Those individual programs, the ones that do the work, are Control Panel applets. The applets are grouped together and categorized, and the main categories are what you see as the eight categories in the Control Panel.
Most of this book is peppered with ...