Since Windows 8.1 has launched, a lot that has changed. Not so much with the Control Panel, but the Metro-themed “PC settings” that have definitely taken on more and more responsibilities; many control panels have finally been rolled into the PC settings, and we can probably expect that trend to continue as Microsoft introduces new versions of Windows 8.
Some time ago, we published an article on how to find the Control Panel in Windows 8. To our surprise, or maybe un-surprise, it garnered quite a few views. Given the obvious confusion Windows 8 users are having with navigating the new interface, we felt it was time to update, or beef up our original scope and focus and explain some of the new features in “PC settings”, as well as compare any similarities it might have to old school desktop control panels.