Five Ways to Open Control Panel on Windows 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - June 26, 2014

Control Panel can be regarded as a collection of small apps. In Windows 7 or previous version, we can access Control Panel easily by clicking Start menu. However, Windows 8 system does not contain a traditional Start menu and Control Panel is not placed on the desktop by default, either. Then how to open Control Panel on Windows 8? Many people especially newbies could feel rather confused. Here in this post we’ll outline detailed and different methods to enter Control Panel on this new system version.

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To Open Control Panel through Search

To Open Control Panel through Charms menu

To Open Control Panel through Run

To Open Control Panel through All Apps

To Open Control Panel through System Function Menu

To Open Control Panel through Search

Step 1- Move the mouse to the right top corner of the screen to activate Charms menu. Then select Search.

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Step 2- Type Control Panel in the search box.

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Step 3- Click Control Panel in the search results.

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To Open Control Panel through Charms menu

Step 1- Move the mouse to the right top corner of the screen to activate Charms menu. Then select Settings.

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Or hit Windows key and I key to open Settings.

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Step 2- Click Control Panel in the pop-up window.

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To Open Control Panel through Run

Step 1- Press Windows key and R key together to open Run.

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Step 2- Type Control Panel in the dialog box.

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Step 3- Click Ok.

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To Open Control Panel through All Apps

Step 1- When you are in the Start screen, move your mouse and right click on the lower bottom of the screen.

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Step 2- Click on the All Apps icon.

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Step 3- Find and select Control Panel.

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To Open Control Panel through System Function Menu

Step 1- Move your mouse to the left bottom of the desktop. A thumbnail of Start screen will appear.

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Or press Windows key and X key.

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Step 2- Right click on the thumbnail. And select Control panel.

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The above methods to open Control Panel are simple and easy. They are usually used by most of us. Also, if you have other ways to open Control Panel, you are welcome to leave a comment and share with each others.

 




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