1.    22 Jan 2016 #1
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    how can i create shortcut for old control panel w7


    I need to setup old control panel (w7) on w10. how do u do a shortcut in w 10?
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  2.    22 Jan 2016 #2
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    Start / All Apps / Windows System / Control Panel, right-click, select more, pin to Taskbar
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  3.    22 Jan 2016 #3
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    Another option when right clicking on the desktop to select the create new shortcut option is to enter this into the new shortcut's target line "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:ControlPanelFolder" without the quotations marks however. Another fast option besides the pinning from the Start>Windows System location Word Man pointed to is to right click and select the open file location option to again right click but on the CP thumbnail seen in the list to select the create new shortcut option there which will place the shortcut on the desktop.

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    This can later be dragged into a folder added onto the taskbar as a new Quick Launch type toolbar. The guide for creating new toolbars is found in the SF tutorial section there originally posted as the replacement for the limited Quick Launch portion of the XP or Vista main taskbar years back. Here I keep it in the "System" folder created for that purpose besides having a Quick bar and Utility bar added as well. That was one item carried over from 7 and tried on 8 as well as in use on 10.
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4
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    You can just right click start button and choose control panel.

    Ok two clicks instead of one but hyardly a big deal.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5
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    Well from what k1jmf00 was asking a regular desktop shortcut was the item he needed help with. Whether that is simply left on the desktop or pinned to the Start menu or taskbar is left upto him there. The menu seen when going to right click on the Start button initially came from W8 and onto 8.1 from the lack of anything besides the Metro start screen and called up by a simple right click in the lower left hand corner while now it will depend on where you have the taskbar bottom, top, or on the left or right side.
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Well from what k1jmf00 was asking a regular desktop shortcut was the item he needed help with. Whether that is simply left on the desktop or pinned to the Start menu or taskbar is left upto him there. The menu seen when going to right click on the Start button initially came from W8 and onto 8.1 from the lack of anything besides the Metro start screen and called up by a simple right click in the lower left hand corner while now it will depend on where you have the taskbar bottom, top, or on the left or right side.
    People often ask things like this without realising that there are often simple alternative approaches.

    Are you suggesting we should only directly answer and never suggest alternative approaches?
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #7
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    I would never imply there aren't any other options depending on the type of question which was how to see a 7 like shortcut being the OP's original question. There are different methods to arrive at the same result which would be seeing a desktop shortcut created.

    Since you no longer see the exact same layout with the 10 Start menu as you would have in 7 lilke the All Programs near the top compared to the AllApps seen at the bottom as one example and Settings are the new look while the Control Panel is hidden away on a menu you have to right click to find until MS does away with the CP entirely which is coming eventually the pinned icon for the CP if not having a regular shortcut allows the user to find it.

    On the dual monitor setup here RocketDock toolbar(3rd party app) serves well for having the All Control Panel Items icon on that as well as being a hide away taskbar on the second display without the smart taskbar or cloned mirror of the main taskbar extended over. The 8 sidebar is also on 10 with the gadgets previously seen on 7 or 8 showing there are always alternatives. But what the OP was asking about is all too familiar the same thing as far as seeing the CP shortcut in the System addon toolbar(shortcut dragged in to folder at the root of C named system for various system related options) and pinned on the Start menu as well for immediate access when needed. For simply opening the CP the right click menu oh the other hand is what many would opt to use without having any shortcut.
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1jmf00 View Post
    I need to setup old control panel (w7) on w10. how do u do a shortcut in w 10?
    Hello k1mf00, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition: (they all work in Windows 10 as well)

    Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Control Panel Category View Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Control Panel All Tasks Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    23 Jan 2016 #9
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    Those will work just as easy there too! Eventually if MS does plan to do away with the Control Panel entirely which seems to be rumored then something new will be needed.

    The right click menu on the Start button in 10 as well as the left end of the taskbar and into the corner with 8 and 8.1 were introduced due to the changes being seen for tablet and increased touchscreen support as the dual platform was being brought in. The Windows shell however still works in the same manner. The guides there of course are easy to follow with the shortcuts available for download as well.
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