Now there are some interesting changes in what you can get to from the charms bar in the desktop.

You get different options when the menu pops out from the right depending on whether you are in Metro or the desktop.

In the desktop, you get access to Control Panel, Personalization, PC info and Help.

Lets start with Control Panel.

Here’s a look at the standard Control Panel screen. Nothing to see here, I’ll cover that later.

Control Panel

Control Panel

Next, it has a Personalization screen.

The usual here – Desktop Background, Windows Color, Sounds and Screen Saver.



Now for PC Info.

This is shown as “System” in the menu.

You can see all the standard information about your PC’s performance rating here.

It shows processor, system type etc..

PC Info

PC Info

Finally, under Help, this is the screen you see.



A more advanced help screen with a search bar, and a few prompted topics.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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