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Control Panel - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1


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Control Panel - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Control Panel folder in Computer (Windows 8) or This PC (Windows 8.1) in File Explorer for all users.
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How to Add or Remove Control Panel in This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Control Panel folder in Computer (Windows 8) or This PC (Windows 8.1) in File Explorer for all users.
How to Add or Remove Control Panel in This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Control Panel folder in Computer (Windows 8) or This PC (Windows 8.1) in File Explorer for all users in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Control Panel added to "Computer" or "This PC"
8_Control_Panel_Computer.jpg
8.1_Control_Panel_This_PC.jpg


Here's How:

1. If you have not already, you will need to take ownership for Administrators first, then set permissions to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control" of the {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} keys in the registry (regedit.exe) locations below.

NOTE: How to Tell if You Have a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 8 and 8.1

(For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}


(For ONLY 64-bit Windows)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}

Control_Panel_Registry.jpg

2. Do step 3, 4, or 5 below for what you would like to do.

3. To Remove "Control Panel" from Computer or This PC
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​
Remove_Control_Panel_from_This_PC.reg
download

4. To Add "Control Panel" to Computer or This PC in 32-bit Windows 8 and 8.1
NOTE: How to Tell if You Have a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 8 and 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​
32-bit_Add_Control_Panel_to_This_PC.reg
download

5. To Add "Control Panel" to Computer or This PC in 64-bit Windows 8 and 8.1
NOTE: How to Tell if You Have a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 8 and 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​
64-bit_Add_Control_Panel_to_This_PC.reg
download

6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

7. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

8. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

9. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

10. If open, refresh (F5) or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
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    Memory
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    Graphics Card(s)
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    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Mouse
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    Internet Speed
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    Browser
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