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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 1: Controlling Control Panel

In This Chapter

arrow.png Rooting around in the Control Panel

arrow.png Updating device drivers

arrow.png Taking control of AutoPlay

arrow.png Working with programs and features

arrow.png Rewinding the clocks

arrow.png Switching languages

arrow.png Accessing easily

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.

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