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Control Panel, reimagined
One big problem with the modern/Metro Windows 8 Control Panel is that it’s woefully incomplete, forcing you to revisit the desktop to accomplish many simple customization tasks. In Windows 8.1 PC Settings is much richer, with hundreds of new options organized into nine categories and 42 subcategories.
New look for old functions
The venerable Display dialog box in the Desktop Control Panel has changed little since the 1990s. With this update it finally gets a modern look and feel.
SkyDrive is built in
During setup for a new user account, you’re given the option to connect to SkyDrive. If you say yes, these options are available in the new PC Settings. No external utility is required; sync is built in and works with Windows RT too.