The only issue is that on the effort to get you used to use the new Settings app, Windows 10 has been removing ways to open Control Panel. However, it’s still possible to access this experience in a number of ways when you need to configure a feature on the OS that isn’t available in the Settings app. In this guide, you’ll learn a number of ways to open the old Control Panel experience on Windows 10.

How to open Control Panel

While there are still available a number of ways to open the old experience to change the settings on Windows 10, here a list with the most common steps to get to Control Panel.

Using the Start menu

The easiest way to open Control Panel is using the Start menu. Alternatively, you can find Control Panel in the App list. Control Panel search on Start menu

Using the Run command

You can also use the Run command to open the old experience. Windows System on Start menu

Creating a shortcut

It’s also possible to create a shortcut to open Control Panel on Windows 10 from virtually anywhere. Control Panel on Run command Once you completed the steps, simply double-click the shortcut to open the experience. Shortcut to Control Panel On every version of Windows, there is also something called “GodMode,” which is a way to access a hidden list with all the settings available on Control Panel. You can check this guide on how to enable GodMode on Windows 10.

Using Settings

You may have not noticed, but you can also access Control Panel from the Settings app. The ability to get to Control Panel is possible, because not every option is yet configurable using the Settings app, but the new experience somehow needs to offer a way to access all settings. Windows Settings search Windows Setting search result It should be noted that starting with the Creators Update, Windows 10 removes access to Control Panel using the Power User menu (Windows key + X). All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.