Find and Open the Control Panel on Windows 10

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Students and new users who use Microsoft Windows 7 can appreciate the classic control panel that comes with it. Windows 10 also has a built-in control panel, but some important settings are only found in the previous control panel found in the previous versions of Windows.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to find and open the classic control panel on Windows 10 computers.

On Windows 7 computers, one can simply click the Start button and select Control Panel to open the control panel.

Windows 8 and 8.1 users can right-click the Start button or press Windows+X and select Control Panel to bring up the control panel app. Windows 10 removed these methods of accessing the classic control panel.

If you want to get to the classic control panel using Windows 10, follow the steps below:

Use Windows 10 Search Box

To launch the control panel on Windows 10, simply click the Start button or press the Windows key on your keyboard. then in the search box, type Control Panel as shown in the image below:

Click the Control Panel app to open it

Windows 10 Control Panel

If you frequently use the Control Panel app, then you could right-click the app on the menu list and Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar.

When you pin to the start menu, the control panel app will always show on the menu list. no need to search to find it. Pinning to the taskbar will add it to the bottom taskbar where it can easily be launched.

Windows 10 control panel

You can also add a shortcut to your desktop by dragging the Control Panel app. First you’ll have to scroll the app list under Windows System to find the Control Panel app.

All you have to do is select the app and hold down on your mouse, then move it to your desktop area.

Windows 10 control panel

That will create a shortcut to your desktop where you can easily access and launch it

Use Window Run Command Box

Another way to find and launch the Control Panel is to use Window Command Run box.

For example, you can press Windows+R to open a Run dialog and then type either control or control panel, then press Enter.

Windows 10 control panel

Doing that will launch and open the Control Panel app

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These are some methods that one can use to quickly access Windows Control Panel app on Windows 10.

You probably won’t need to access the control panel frequently, but students and new users who need to learn how to manage Windows systems, the control panel will come in handy.

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