Is there anyway to restore classic control panel?

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
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    Is there anyway to restore classic control panel?


    Is there anyway to restore classic control and disable settings apps, I know you can still open classic personalization menu but I also want all the other settings who were moved into windows settings app.
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  2. Posts : 43,438
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Unfortunately the only way to do that in general - for any applets transferred to Settings- would be to go back to an old build of Win 10- which would require a clean install.

    MS is progressively moving things into Settings, often managing to restrict what can be done.

    Sometimes some CP settings can be restored, but this is not guaranteed and this may be made impossible by an update or on the next feature update (upgrade).
    Last edited by dalchina; 11 Dec 2018 at 12:01.
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  3. Posts : 69,999
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello @Aboid, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you might see if the "Personlize (classic)" context menu added by the tutorial below may help you access those settings easier.

    Add Personalize (classic) context menu in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
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    I keep it on my Taskbar [have more frequent needs than others]. Click the Search button on the Taskbar, type Control and it should be first on the list. Click Control Panel to open then right-click the icon [blue underscore signifies it is open] on the Taskbar and choose Pin to Taskbar.
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  5. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
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    Hello Brik, thanks for sharing that but i've already done that.

    -Aboid
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  6. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    That's not what I am looking for I obvisuly know how to find Control Panel thx anyway for your answer.

    -Aboid
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Can you link me the exact version download link and tell me if will be compatible with my machine?
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  8. Posts : 1,323
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    Aboid said:
    Is there anyway to restore classic control and disable settings apps, I know you can still open classic personalization menu but I also want all the other settings who were moved into windows settings app.
    Control Panel still exists in 1809... or I'm looking at the wrong panel?

    Code:
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
    If you copy paste the address in the FileExplorer's addres bar, you get there.
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  9. Posts : 43,438
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9

    I've just upgraded from 1709 to 1809:
    Is there anyway to restore classic control panel?-untitled.png

    There are 2 possible questions from the original post, I suppose:

    a. Can I and how do I access the control panel and does it still exist in 1809?
    (see above for one way)

    b. Can I restore to the Control Panel items which have now been transferred to Settings?
    My original post had this in mind, which I believed to be the question asked.
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  10. Posts : 8
    "Windows 10 Pro 64-bit".
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    dalchina said:
    I've just upgraded from 1709 to 1809:
    Is there anyway to restore classic control panel?-untitled.png

    There are 2 possible questions from the original post, I suppose:

    a. Can I and how do I access the control panel and does it still exist in 1809?
    (see above for one way)

    b. Can I restore to the Control Panel items which have now been transferred to Settings?
    My original post had this in mind, which I believed to be the question asked.
    Install an older Windows Edition such as Windows 8 (not 8.1) or Windows 7 (preferably the latter) in a VM or dual-boot it if you don't have the capability. Then transfer the control panel applets to where-ever they where in Windows 7 in Windows 10.

    I've not tested newer applets yet, as this was my goal when I searched through this thread. However, I can confirm that many of the old XP applets still function.

    They even sometimes add entries to Control Panel, as can be seen in the screenshot attached.Is there anyway to restore classic control panel?-screenshot-225-.png
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