Hi, I'm Dave Johnson, editor of eHow's Tech channel, and let's figure out how to get to the control panel in Windows 8. It's a little different than in older versions of Windows and the main difference that we run into is there's actually a couple of different sorts of control panels or settings in Windows 8. Let's say that I'm in a modern app like this, this is the maps app that comes with Windows 8, if I wanted to get to settings or control panel I could move the mouse to the upper right corner and move it down and I get the charms and the bottom charm is marked settings. So I can click on it with the mouse and here are some settings for this particular app, for example there's options and about and feedback and that sort of thing, if I click on options there are specific options for this app as I say. Now there's something else all the way down here at the bottom called change PC settings, if I click on that it opens up PC settings which is a kind of control panel designed specifically for all the modern parts of Windows 8. So I can personalize my computer, set up users, change notifications and so on, all sorts of stuff I can do there .Let me show you something else though, let's say that I want to get to the old control panel or the control panel that you know and love form Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, that sort of thing, I go to the desktop, go back over to the right side, move the mouse down so I get the charms bar and click settings and see I still have change PC settings, if I click that I'll go to the settings you just saw a moment ago, but up here there's an entry for control panel, if you click it you get the old control panel that you knew from the desktop in Windows 7 and older.
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