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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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The Control Panel, Applet by Applet

Icon view is the perfect structure for a chapter that describes each Control Panel applet, since it’s organized in alphabetical order. The rest of this chapter assumes that you’re looking at the Control Panel in one of the two Icon views. (You may see additional applets, depending on the features of your particular computer.)

Action Center

Here’s the Action Center: a single, consolidated window listing every security- and maintenance-related concern that Windows has at the moment. Be grateful: These all used to be separate balloons harassing you from the right end of the taskbar. For details, see Chapter 21.

Add Features to Windows 8.1

This is the humble successor to what used to be called Anytime Upgrade. It ...

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