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  1. Posts : 20,689
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       27 Aug 2015 #10

    Hello Allan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The Control Panel is available in all editions of Windows 10. Please post screenshots showing what you see instead of what's in the tutorial to see if it may reveal anything.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #11

    Where's Control Panel


    I found Control Panel when a back arrow appeared deep in 'settings' that said "<- Control Panel"! Very strange.

    In fact, it turns out that I just have to RIGHT-click on the Windows motif (bottom-left) to get the full list of options, including 'Control Panel', 'Task Manager', 'Run', etc.
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  3. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       27 Aug 2015 #12

    Great news Allan.
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  4.    12 Oct 2015 #13

    allanh said: View Post
    None of the above three options work on my PC (updated to Windows 10 a week ago). 'Control panel', 'system icons', etc. do not appear under 'This PC' (or anywhere else, as far as I can tell) - is there some setting that would give a more detailed view?

    Perhaps the above options only work on the 'Pro' versions of Windows 10, not the 'home' versions. Currently, it is very frustrating to use the updated PC, as all the options that were at my fingertips in W7 appear to have vanished into thin air in W10.

    AllanH.
    Yep same with me. NONE of those options are either available and/or do not work. Quite frankly, nothing has worked properly since installing Windows 10 and I deeply regret doing so. Never been so frustrated in my life. Brand new printer was working, now won't. Computer even freezes while on the internet (and no, it is not my ISP). I got to this forum trying to fix my now, brand new, perfectly defunct printer which cannot communicate with the computer since installing Windows 10. Nightmare. To boot, cannot even FIND the control panel.
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  5. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       12 Oct 2015 #14

    Hello ssuark, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    With all the issues you are having, I would recommend to reset or clean install Windows 10 to hopefully sort these issues. Be sure that you have the latest Windows 10 drivers for your devices installed.

    Reset Windows 10

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  6.    12 Oct 2015 #15

    Brink said: View Post
    Sorry, but no. It's been deprecated.
    Tablets do not work either

    or should I say - medication!!
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  7.    14 Nov 2015 #16

    Could I reiterate elbmek's question, just having installed the 10586.3 build (which has made no difference to this matter)?

    Each time I go to Control Panel it shows "Categories".
    I would like to keep it showing "Small Icons".
    Is there a way to enforce this, please?
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  8.    14 Nov 2015 #17

    works for me fine, in 'view by': top right of cpanel; stays as selected
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  9. Posts : 20,689
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       14 Nov 2015 #18

    JohnGray said: View Post
    Could I reiterate elbmek's question, just having installed the 10586.3 build (which has made no difference to this matter)?

    Each time I go to Control Panel it shows "Categories".
    I would like to keep it showing "Small Icons".
    Is there a way to enforce this, please?
    Hello John,

    You could use step 2 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to force the Control Panel to always open in icons view. Afterwards, open the Control Panel, set it for small icons, and close the Control Panel. It should open with the same view each time.

    Control Panel View - Category or Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  10.    15 Nov 2015 #19

    Interesting. The REG file works on HKCU, where the Policies key has nothing in it, whereas HKLM has several subkeys, including Explorer. Applying the REG file seems to have no effect whatever since Control Panel (from a desktop icon) still opens in Category view.

    Is a logoff/logon of the current account required, or even a reboot?
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