Invoke SDL configuration variables in windows

Hi all, I am looking to find a way to invoke the config variables described in \include\SDL_hints.h either globally in windows or for specific applications (similar to how you can do so in linux distros), but I am coming up very short on my search for this ability. Is this strictly linux-only, or is there an arcane magic I require?

I’ve already tried setting system and user level environmental variables (which seems to be analogous to the way these config variables are being used in linux) but no dice