Top 6 Ways to Open PC Setting in Windows 8.1

Top 6 Ways to Open PC Setting in Windows 8.1

Jul. 2, 2014 1:21 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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PC Setting is a new part of Windows 8.1 and 8 where you can change the setting of your PC. Most of the settings that you'll want to change can be found in PC Settings. You can set the Personalize, Users, Notifications, Search, Share, General, Privacy, Devices, Wireless, Ease of Access, Sync your settings, HomeGroup, and Windows Updates settings in Windows 8.1 and 8. You can also use the traditional Control Panel as with previous versions of Windows.

how to open pc setting in windows 8.1

Here are 6 step by step guides on how to access PC Settings in Windows 8.1.

1. Open PC Setting via the User Menu on the Start Screen

It can be regarded as the fastest way to access PC Settings from the Start screen is to use the user menu on the top right. Click or tap on Change account picture.

Note that this opens PC Settings and takes you to the Personalize section in Windows 8 and the Account section in Windows 8.1.

how to access pc setting in windows 8.1

2. Open PC Setting using Settings Charm

  • A. To bring up the Settings charm, move the mouse to the top or bottom right corner of the screen. Then, move the cursor downwards or upwards and a black background is displayed for the charms. Like in the picture as below:

    how to access pc setting in windows 8.1
  • B. Click or tap Settings and then on Change PC settings.

    open pc setting in windows 8.1

3. Open PC Settings from Apps Screen

For Windows 8.1, open your Apps screen, and click or tap on the PC settings tile.

  • A. While on your Start screen , press Ctrl + Tab keys.
  • B. Then Apps screen appears, click or tap on PC settings.

    how to open pc setting in windows 8.1
open pc setting in windows 8.1

4. Use the PC Settings Shortcut

You can use the PC Settings shortcut on the desktop or on the Taskbar. But the premise is that you have created a PC Settings shortcut already.

5. Open PC Settings from the Control Panel in Windows 8.1

This may be a little complicated. But it can work still.

  • A. Open Control Panel and go to User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts.
  • B. Click or tap Make changes to my account in PC settings.

    open pc setting from control panel in windows 8.1
  • C. Then you go to the User section in PC Settings.

6. Pin PC Settings to the Start Screen in Windows 8.1

  • A. Go to the Start and search for PC settings.

    open pc setting in windows 8.1
  • B. Right click or tap and hold the PC Settings search result.

    open pc setting from control panel in windows 8.1

Either one you choose from the 6 options, you can easily open Windows 8.1 PC Settings. As for features of Windows 8.1, click here to learn more info about Windows tips.

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