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    Open Control Panel in Windows 10

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10

    How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: General Tips
    28 Oct 2014 Last Updated: 22 Aug 2017 at 11:20

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    How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10


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    You can use Control Panel to change settings for Windows. These settings control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, and you can use them to set up Windows so that it's just right for you.

    In Windows 10, there are a few different ways to find and change your settings: Settings app, Control Panel, app settings, and search. Most of the settings that you'll want to change can be found in the Settings app.

    The Control Panel allows you to view and change settings (controls) for Windows via applets.

    Settings is a modern touch friendly version of the Control Panel that will eventually replace the Control Panel in Windows 10.


    This tutorial will show you how to open the Control Panel in Windows 10, and to change it to display with the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.




    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2, step 3, step 4, or step 5 below for how you would like to open the Control Panel.

    2. Open the Win+X Quick Link menu, click/tap on Control Panel, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    This option (step 2) is no longer available by default starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942.

    See: How to Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10


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    3. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type Control, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below.
    Note   Note
    This is to run the C:\Windows\System32\control.exe file.



    4. While in File Explorer, click/tap on the first arrow on the left side in the address bar, click/tap on Control Panel in the caret menu, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. If you have Show all folders in navigation pane turned on while in File Explorer, click/tap on Control Panel in the navigation pane, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1
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    Win 10 Home

    control panel does not save settings eg: layout
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2
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    Hello Elbmek,

    What you mean??
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
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    big help thank you
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4
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    Win 10 Home

    it always open in categories instead of small icons which I had set.

    Incidently, I have placed control panel shortcut on desktop, the facility was in settings
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5
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    Win 10 Home

    Its ok now brink, since I put the panel icon on the desktop, its begun to function as per settings
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  6.    03 Aug 2015 #6
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    Great news Elbmek.
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #7
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    Windows 10 Professional x64

    is there any way to return windows update icon to control panel in windows 10 pro x64
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalvcivs View Post
    is there any way to return windows update icon to control panel in windows 10 pro x64
    Sorry, but no. It's been deprecated.
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  9.    27 Aug 2015 #9
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    Windows 10

    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.
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