In Pictures: 8 ways to customise Windows 8

Here are eight ways that you can customise your installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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Adjust sync settings

Since Windows 8 has been designed to be used on tablets, too, it will incorporate a whole bunch of settings for keeping your applications, browser and system preferences in sync with the cloud and any other devices of yours running Windows 8. If you’re using Windows 8 as a desktop or notebook OS, you should keep track of what it’s syncing and turn off whatever you don’t need to have synced, especially if you’re not using Windows 8 on another computer, to save on system resources and protect your privacy. Go to the sync settings by moving the pointer to either the upper-right or lower-right corner of the screen, click the gear icon that appears on the screen, select “More PC settings,” and then “Sync...

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