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Learn how to find and change settings in Windows 10. Find your Windows settings in a snap! Select the Start button, then select Settings.From there, browse the categories or use search to find what you're looking for.
Most of the settings you'll want to change in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 are in PC settings. You'll find settings for screen resolution, adding and removing devices, personalizing the lock screen, changing the date and time, and adding user accounts.
Use this URI scheme to launch the Windows Settings app to specific settings pages. Launching to the Settings app is an important part of writing a privacy-aware app. If your app can't access a sensitive resource, we recommend providing the user a convenient link to the privacy settings for that resource.
Windows settings generally sync by default, but some settings are only backed up, such as the list of installed applications on a device. Backup is for mobile devices only and currently not available for Enterprise State Roaming users. Backup uses a Microsoft account and stores the settings and application data into OneDrive.
If you turn on Other Windows settings, Windows also syncs some device settings (for things like printers and mouse options), File Explorer settings, and notification preferences. For a complete list of settings that Windows can sync, see Windows 10 roaming settings reference.