Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/187315/7-windows-desktop-settings-only-available-in-pc-settings-on-windows-8.1/
If you use Windows 8.1 on the desktop, you can’t ignore the new “Windows 8-style” interface entirely. There are some important options you can only access from the PC Settings app, not the desktop Control Panel.
Suggestion: You can call the update Windows 8.1.1 - I think it was somebody on this forum who said this.
Why is Microsoft doing this? Why won't they let us have full control? They tell us we can do anything in the registry but if that was the case no one would have problems with Windows 8.
I seriously don't think they do. On their own help pages, whenever their solution involves modifying a registry value or something, they advise us not to muck about in the registry on our own.
Also, the code for the Start menu and stuff is probably completely removed in Windows 8.x - if you don't have it, you can't enable it in the registry.
But how can I revert back to a local account without having to reinstall my apps? When I converted to MS it took over my local account. Is there a way to take over theirs?
This will say Disconnect from Microsoft Account above account picture.
Click on Disconnect from Microsoft Account above account picture.
Use netplwiz command to re-setup the account.
Also have to Enable the Built-in Administrator Account.
You can switch your Local User Account Back and Forth to a Microsoft Account.
This is a very difficult process for me to explain so I would be happy if another member would give better detailed instructions than I did.
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