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Control Panel - Open in Windows 8


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Control Panel - Open in Windows 8
This will show you how to open the Control Panel in Windows 8, and to change it to display with the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.
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How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This will show you how to open the Control Panel in Windows 8, and to change it to display with the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.
How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 8 and 8.1

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In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, there are a few different ways to find and change your settings: PC settings, Control Panel, the Settings charm, and Search. Most of the settings that you'll want to change can be found in PC settings.

In PC settings, you can change most Windows settings, such as changing your screen resolution, adding and removing devices, personalizing the lock screen, changing the date and time, and adding user accounts.

The Control Panel includes some additional settings that you might use less often, such as customizing the desktop.


This tutorial will show you how to open the Control Panel in Windows 8 and 8.1, and to change it to display with the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.



Here's How:

1. Do either step 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for how you would like to open the Control Panel from.

2. Open the Power User Tasks Menu, click/tap on Control Panel, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshots below)
Start-2.jpg Desktop-2.jpg

3. While on your desktop, open the Charms Bar, click/tap on the Settings charm, click/tap on Control Panel, and go to step 7 below.. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: You could also press the Windows :winkey: + I keys to open directly to the Settings charm.
Charm-1.jpg
charm-2.jpg

4. While in PC settings in Windows 8.1 Update, click/tap on the Control Panel link at the bottom of the left pane, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
The Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, added a Control Panel link in PC settings.


Windows_8.1_Update_PC_settings_Control_Panel.jpg

5. While in File Explorer, open Computer. In the Computer tab, click/tap on Control Panel in the ribbon, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
File_Explorer_Ribbon.jpg

6. While in File Explorer, click/tap on the first arrow on the left side in the address bar, click/tap on Control Panel in the menu, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
File_Explorer_Address_Bar.jpg

7. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view. (see screenshots below)
category.jpg
Large-icons.jpg
Small_icons.jpg

That's it,
Shawn


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Tutorial updated for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. :)
 

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
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Hello Jean,

No worries. What part were you having trouble with?

Clicking on the links in step 2 or 3 will further show you how to open those if needed. :)
 

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
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone