Where is the Control Panel in Windows 10?

Control Panel in Windows 10

This is most common question in Windows 10 users mind. Where is the control panel in Windows 10? How to find a control panel of Windows 10?

Since Windows 10 launched, the old control panel is replaced with Windows Settings App (Win + I). Although, the old control panel still exists in Windows 10.

But due to lack of information, users cannot find it easily. So, do you know how to open control panel in Windows 10?

The Windows Control Panel is the most important element of a Microsoft Windows operating system. It contains a set of applications that can help to controlling, changing or add and removing hardware and software functions.

control panel in windows 10

In other words, I would say that there are multiple ways to open control panel in Windows 10 desktops and laptops.

Hereby, to answer your question above where is the control panel located in Windows 10? Keep reading this article and you will see easy ways to open control panel in Windows 10.

Launch Control Panel in Windows 10

In our research, we come to know there are many ways to open control panel in Windows 10.

In conclusion, we are here with a few of them easing tricks to launch control panel for you.

Note: Make sure, your Windows 10 is up-to-date. If not updated yet, then, follow the path and get it updated. If not updated, may few of the tricks won’t work on your system.

Windows 10 Update path:

  1. Press Win + I from your keyboard to open Windows Settings App
  2. Click Update & Security
  3. Select Windows update from the left pane
  4. Click Check for updates

Here are the options below where in you can access the control panel in Windows 10 easily:

Certainly, there are many other options available to do this task, but we find above five (5) easy to use and access.

Hereby, we will describe all above one-by-one so you can follow them easily and set your desire one to open Windows 10 control panel.

Open Control Panel using Run Command

Self-explanatory, see below how you can open control panel with an easy Run command

  • Press Win + R to open Run dialog box
  • Type, control and hit OK button or Enter from your keyboard

open control panel using run command in windows 10

The above action will immediately open Windows 10 control panel on your screen.

Add and Access Control Panel from the Win + X Menu

Yes, you can add control panel shortcut in the Win + X menu and access Windows 10 control panel anytime just doing a single click on it.

This is just one time setup that you need to do and then, use it anytime when you need

Follow this dedicated article:

How to Show Control Panel in Win + X Menu of Windows 10?

access control panel from the Win + X menu

Launch Control Panel from Desktop Right-click Menu

This is another trick by which you can add control panel to the right-click menu in your Windows 10, but firstly, need to set up once in your Windows 10.

Here is how you can do it. Read below article for an easy setup:

Add Control Panel Shortcut to Right-click Menu

add control panel to the desktop right click menu

Control Panel in Windows 10 Search Menu

Windows 10 also has a built-in search feature. If you search for control panel in Windows 10 search options, it will show you the result.

This is considered as a fastest way to open Windows 10 control panel.

Here is how you can proceed to open control panel from Windows search:

  • Click search option on the bottom-left corner of Windows 10
    Hint – just besides the Windows 10 start menu
    Alternatively, Press Win + S from keyboard
  • Type, control panel
  • Now click on Control Panel as shown in the search result

open control panel from Windows 10 search

Add Control Panel to Desktop Icons

This must be a little lengthy process, but once you setup, it can be very easy to open with a single click.

In this process, we will place a control panel shortcut icon to the Windows desktop where you can click and open it.

Follow the steps below:

  • Press Win + I to launch Windows Settings App
  • Click Personalization
  • Select Themes from the left pane
  • Finally, click on Desktop icon settings from the right side

desktop icon settings in windows 10

The above action will immediately launch Desktop Icon Settings window on your screen.

Just you need to check the box of Control Panel and click Apply and OK to save the settings.

 add control panel shortcut to desktop icons

The moment you clicked on Apply and OK to save the settings, a shortcut of control panel is created on your desktop screen.

Now when you need, just double click on the icon and it will bring up the control panel items in front of you.

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