Windows 10: control panel scrapping?


  1. Posts : 529
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       27 Oct 2014 #1

    control panel scrapping?


    I looked at the Windows 10 build 9860 iso in the Winaero site and there was a "what's new in W10 build 9860". One item mentioned that control panel might be replaced by pc settings. I have succeeded in updating one pc to build 9860 via the pc settings page and I have been unable to find anything comparable to cp there. I pinned cp to the task bar in the original build and it's still there. When I originally pinned it, I received a message from Microsoft asking me if I preferred cp and I said yes.
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  2. Posts : 3,210
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       27 Oct 2014 #2

    Try typing control panel in the Search box and see if it comes up. Right-clicking the Start button should show Control Panel on the list.

    (same as in Windows 8)
    Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Oct 2014 at 08:01. Reason: added tutorial link to help with more info
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  3. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       27 Oct 2014 #3

    It's referring to the new zPC settings on your Apps screen, and if it may be a modern replacement for the usual Control Panel.

    I'm thinking they will not eliminate the Control Panel, but just have both options available.
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  4.    28 Oct 2014 #4

    Not sure from the op, as to whether you found the CP?

    Right click the desktop - personalise - Change desktop icons will get you there. Also Windows key +C - settings. And, as mentioned in post #2

    As Brink says, the mysterious zPC settings is a clue as to where MS may be heading.
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  5. Posts : 529
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    Thread Starter
       28 Oct 2014 #5

    Iv'e just looked through all of zPC settings and can't find anything remotely related to control panel. There was a message from Microsoft asking whether it was fast enough, I couldn't answer it.
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  6. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       28 Oct 2014 #6

    See this below to see if it may help to open the Control Panel. It's just about the same in Windows 10.

    Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
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  7. Posts : 529
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    Thread Starter
       28 Oct 2014 #7

    I think you misunderstand, I have never lost control panel, I was hoping someone could explain what Microsoft is thinking of replacing it with. I think that Microsoft got it right all those years ago and any attempt to "upgrade" it would be a pointless, retrograde step.
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  8.    28 Oct 2014 #8

    I believe the point here is, that at present (Windows 8/8.1, carried into windows 10) is that there are three paths to the Control Panel and, at the same time, the Charms -Settings/all settings, offers much of the same thing. It looks, to me, as though Microsoft are going to roll everything into the all settings and scrap the control panel entirely.
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