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Metro style Control Panel

  1. #1


    Phoenix AZ
    Posts : 16
    XP Vista, Windows 7 & 8

    Metro style Control Panel


    I seem to of lost my Metro style Control Panel so does anyone know how I can get it back without refreshing or resetting my computer?

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  2. #2


    Open the charm bar, click Settings and select More PC Settings to access your metro Control Panel.

    "PC settings" Screen - Open in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Mar 2012 at 23:08. Reason: added link for more info
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  3. #3


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Or, if you've lost your Control Panel tile from the Start screen, just type 'Control Panel' whilst in the Start screen. You'll see Control panel in the list of apps. Right click on it. A menu bar appears at the bottom of the screen. Select 'Pin to start' and the icon will be placed back on your Start screen. You may have to scroll to the left to find it, newly added tiles are usually added right at the end.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    Or, if you've lost your Control Panel tile from the Start screen, just type 'Control Panel' whilst in the Start screen. You'll see Control panel in the list of apps. Right click on it. A menu bar appears at the bottom of the screen. Select 'Pin to start' and the icon will be placed back on your Start screen. You may have to scroll to the left to find it, newly added tiles are usually added right at the end.
    I don't think this works in Consumer Preview. Searching for Control Panel in the Start screen only gives me the NORMAL Control Panel NOT the METRO Control Panel.
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  5. #5


    Phoenix AZ
    Posts : 16
    XP Vista, Windows 7 & 8


    Thanks Abhijitrucks the METRO Control Panel is called PC Settings which is confusing.
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