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    How To Access The Old Control Panel From Windows 8 Start Screen [Tip]

    One of the major changes in Windows 8 is its revamped Start Menu Screen. Instead of introducing the same old Start Menu that we’ve all grown used to, Microsoft has opted for a rather different route – creating a Metro themed Start Screen. If you’re using Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you must have noticed the absence of Control Panel shortcut in the Start Screen. Although you can easily access PC Settings console from Charms Bar, Windows 8 doesn’t offer a quick way to open the classic Control Panel, as one needs to either search it from Start Screen or open Desktop and then access it from Windows Explorer window. In what follows, we will explain how you can create a shortcut to Control Panel and pin it to Start Screen.
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    Re: How To Access The Old Control Panel From Windows 8 Start Screen [Tip]

    Personally, I find it easier to just start typing Control Panel which opens up the search, but most people probably would find that more cumbersome than having an easy icon to click. Appreciate the find.

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    Re: How To Access The Old Control Panel From Windows 8 Start Screen [Tip]

    Or right click the left charm>control panel.

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