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In Windows 8 there are two areas where settings can be changed - firstly the Control Panel as per previous versions of Windows - but also a new PC Settings page which is part of the new redesigned interface

 

Control Panel

 

The Control Panel can be accessed in several ways:-

 

1.Move your mouse to the top right or bottom right corner (or swipe in from the right on a tablet) to display the Charms Bar, then click Settings and then Control Panel

 

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2.In Desktop mode open File Explorer, click on Computer in the left hand pane and then choose Open Control Panel in the ribbon at the top

 

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3.Right mouse click on the start screen icon, and choose Control Panel from the menu that appears

 

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PC Settings

 

To access the PC Settings screen - Move your mouse to the top right or bottom right corner (or swipe in from the right on a tablet) to display the Charms Bar, then click Settings and then Change PC Settings

 

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