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Solved Where is the traditional Control Panel


whs

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Yesterday when I installed the Developer .iso I stepped on the traditional Control Panel ( like in 7 and Vista). Now I cannot find it any more. Please remind me where it is hiding.
 

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Romulinx2

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#2
Go to the desktop view and it will be on the desktop pop up menu on the right.
 

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Cookieman

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I get to it by Windows Key & R for the run box then use control.exe
 

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Save yourself the revolting stuff - rename shsxs.dll. It's in windows\system32

log off and on or restart.

BLISS.
 

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Save yourself the revolting stuff - rename shsxs.dll. It's in windows\system32

log off and on or restart.

BLISS.
We can only hope that's one tweak that will be a default option for desktop use.
 

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Renaming shsxs.dll to old or something lets you get rid of the metro ui but it also disables the new task manager (also the old task manager takes forever to show up). It also slows desktop composition at start and should your wifi setup not be configured yet, it disables the wifi card.
 

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Another option, is if you go to Control Panel in Metro, at the bottom is an option called "More Settings" if you click that it loads the classic 7 Control Panel
 

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whs

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The "All Tasks" is a good idea, I picked the ones I often use, made shortcuts and stuck then into a subfolder of my toolbar. That way they are easy to refer to.

 

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Or you could open up the regular CP, and right click it on the taskbar to pin it there!
 

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whs

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Thanks Aaron. I think I have 5 ways to get at it now. I like the "Desktop" toolbar best.
 

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There are various workarounds.

But you shouldn't need to do workarounds.

Whichever way you look at it, navigating around is much more awkward , in fact infuriating.

I fear this is a massive dumbing down operation.

Another workaround is to install a Start menu replacement , like Classic Menu, or start menu 7.

Or put an explorer replacement on the desktop, like explorer++.

Ridiculous to have to do that.
 

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#18
Yes, this is pretty bad - besides the lack of ease to the control panel, there is a lack of a way to get to the accessories menu. In fact, because there is no traditional start menu at all navigation is near impossible. When you install some additional programs (FF or Tbird work) - they do show up on the extreme right of the Metro comic bar - but a link to system utilities would be nice. You can get to disk cleaner and a new improved disk defrag program though rright click to properties on the Local Disk However this is a pre-alpah so things will certainly change - hopefully for the better BTW I have not found any AV program that is compatible with Windows 8 (not even ClamAV for Windows which works for free on MS servers). I suspect that other links on this forum (or Cnet) point to a blog that indicates that MS will release its own AV program as part of Windows Defender. So the incompatibility may on purpose. Even Windows Security Essentials won't install although if anybody is interested Windows Live 2011 does install.
 

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You can shuffle the Apps &Programs wherever you want in the Metro UI, I have brought my most used Apps and programs to the left side of the screen. Microsoft Security Essentials work fine and I believe it's sufficient.
 

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I just hit Win+E to launch Windows Explorer, click the first arrow on the locationbar, and choose Control Panel from there.
 

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