How to open the Control Panel: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7

How to open the Control Panel: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7

Finding and opening the Control Panel in Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7 is a handy skill in many scenarios. Here we reveal how to do it in a few steps quickly.

Windows 11

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Window icon on the taskbar.
  • Type Control Panel into the search field. The Control Panel application will appear in the list.
  • Click on Control Panel.

Windows 10

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Window icon on the taskbar.
  • Type Control Panel into the search field. The Control Panel application will appear in the list.
  • Click on Control Panel.

Windows 8.1

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Window icon on the taskbar.
  • Type Control Panel into the search field. The Control Panel application will appear in the list.
  • Click on Control Panel.

Windows 7

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Window icon on the taskbar.
  • Type Control Panel into the search field. The Control Panel application will appear in the list.
  • Click on Control Panel.
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