Control Panel is the main tool used to configure Windows operating systems. Even new versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 10 provide alternative tools for configuration the Control Panel is provided too. The Control Panel was the focal point for system configuration in Windows 7 operating system. In this tutorial, we learn how to open the Control Panel in different ways for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 operating systems.
Open Control Panel via Start Menu
The most simple and easy way to open Control Panel is using the Start Menu. Start Menu provides quick access for different applications and tools. By just typing the “control panel” to the Start Menu lists the Control Panel where clicking open starts the Control Panel.
Open Control Panel via Windows System Tools
Windows System Tools is another method to open Control Method. The Windows System Tools is a menu provided by the Start Menu. Navigate to the Windows System in the Start menu and click to the Control Panel like below.
Open Control Panel via File Explorer
The Control Panel can be opened via the File Explorer. File Explorer is used to manage files and folders by default but it also provides quick access for different tools in windows. Type
control panel in the address bar of the File Explorer which also lists the Control Panel and press enter or click to the listed Control Panel.
Open Control Panel via Windows Run
The Windows Run provides quick execution and access for the specified command and tools. The Windows Run can be also used to open Control Panel. Type the
control panel command to the Windows Run and click to the OK button.
Open Control Panel via MS-DOS (cmd.exe) Command Line
Open Control Panel via PowerShell Command Line
PowerShell can be also used to open Control Panel. The same command
control panel can be used to open Control Panel in PowerShell.