Where Is Control Panel On Windows 8?

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Windows 8

You would think that it would be on the standard Metro UI “Desktop”, nope, and its nowhere to be found on the “start” section of Windows 8..

To find all the settings that you are looking for such as users, system settings and auto updates in windows 8 then do the following.

Take your cursor and move it to the bottom right hand corner of the screen where you can see a magnifying glass and 4 square dots.

Control panel on windows 8

Control panel on windows 8

 

windows 8 settings

windows 8 settings

You will then see the windows 8 sidebar appear,

then option we want is settings with the icon that resembles a cog

Then select the settings cog.

You will then see the screen below.

 

 

 

 

You will see the option for ” More PC Settings” select it.

windows 8 more settings control panel

windows 8 more settings control panel

 

You will then see Windows 8`s version of control panel as seen below.

windows 8 control panel settings

windows 8 control panel settings

 

If you would like the full blown version of control panel like it used to work in Windows 7 then do the following. Drop to the Desktop app.

Desktop App windows 8

Desktop App windows 8

 

Then again move to the far right hand bottom corner with your mouse and again select the cog ( settings ). You should then see the screen below which will give you access to control panel.

control panel windows 7

control panel windows 7

 
 

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Allen White

Allen is a Technical Consultant for an IT company in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure. Backup Academy Certified. I run this site in my spare time so if I help you then PLEASE take the time to share using the share tools on the site.

Comments (3)

  • Grom

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    Alternatively you can press Win + X and select Control Panel in list menu.
    OR
    Drag mouse cursor to bottom left corner and right click.

    Reply

  • d willis

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    Great help—thanks

    Reply

  • Avice So

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    Thanks a lot. It has been a great help!

    Reply

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