5. Settings and Customization

Windows 8 has thousands of settings for your system and for individual users. When you install additional programs, devices, and services, you add even more. Windows 8 comes with a number of methods for managing, storing, and modifying these settings.

The most common settings are exposed through a control panel applet. Control panels are small programs displayed within the Control Panel framework. From the System Management menu, you can access control panels in the form in which they appeared in previous versions of Windows. You can also access a subset of control panel ...

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