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

What is Win+X Menu?

If you are using a Windows 10 PC, then, you must familiar about Win-X menu. Also, known as a Power User Menu. This menu contains all major options of Windows settings. If you know, the control panel has been replaced with Windows Settings in the Win+X menu starting from Windows 10 insider preview (build 14942). If you use the key combination of Win+X from your desktop or laptop keyboard or right-click on the Windows start menu, you will see a power user menu or Win+X menu on your screen which hold most important settings of Windows. Check the image below. But do you know that you can add or show control panel on Win+X menu in Windows 10?

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Show Control Panel on Win+X Menu/Power User Menu

Many of user are not comfortable with Windows 10 Settings instead, they like the Control Panel. However, Windows 10 Settings page has designed for user’s convenience, but still most users preferred Control Panel. If you open Power User Menu (Win+X) you will find “Settings” option. I will let you know a trick by which you can add “Control Panel” along with Settings option. This article will show you “add a control panel on the Win+X menu in Windows 10”. Check out below image that how it will look after adding a control panel on Win+X menu: Show Control Panel on Win+X Menu Click To Tweet

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Steps to Add Control Panel on Win+X Menu

Step 1. First, click below the download button to get the Control Panel shortcut to your desktop and extract to your desktop.

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Step 2. Copy follow the path and paste on Windows Explorer (Press Win + E to open explorer). Then, hit Enter button to open Group2 Screen.

%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2

Step 3. Now copy the extracted file (Control & Panel) from your desktop screen and paste it into Group2 folder as opened in Step 2 or you may drag and drop.

Step 4. That’s all need to do. Just we need to restart your Windows Explorer. Follow steps below to restart Windows Explorer:

  1. Open Windows Task Manager
  2. Under “Processes” Tab, scroll and locate “Windows Explorer”. Once find, right-click on it and select “Restart”. It will do a quick process. Then, you may close the Windows task manager. Show Control Panel on Win+X Menu Click To Tweetwindows task manager

By this way, you can keep both “Windows Settings” and “Control Panel” on the Win+X Menu (Power User Menu) in Windows 10. Hope you got how to show control panel on win+x menu. Check below image how it looks after made the changes by above steps:

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