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In older versions of Windows, you have the option to directly go to the control panel from the start menu. But in windows 8, you have to manually attach Control Panel to the Start Screen and/or to the Task Bar. For this, first you need to know where the Control Panel is in Windows 8 version. Please follow the simple step by step instructions below on how to go to Control Panel in Windows 8 OS. There are essentially four methods to reach the Control Panel in your Windows 8 version.

Method 1:

If you are using Windows 8, it introduces a "Charms" bar accessible from the top or bottom right. Simply drag the mouse pointer to either corner until the five Charms appear along the right edge of the screen. Drag the mouse pointer and click on Search (you can access the Search charm through the keyboard shortcut Windows logo + Q).

How to go to Control Panel

Once the search screen is revealed, simply type out Control Panel and there you have it!

Method 2:

  1. Once you access the Charm Bar as described above, click on Settings instead of Search.
  2. Once the Settings bar opens, there you will find Control Panel!

How to go to Control Panel2

Method 3:

  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Click on the maximize ribbon
  • Click on the Control Panel tab

Method 4:

This method is a little easier, right-click on the bottom left corner (now a hot corner), which allows you to switch between the Desktop and Start Screen. Right clicking brings up a context menu with wide array of options. The Control Panel is the fifth from the bottom.

There you go! We will keep you updated on any new additions to how to Control Panel in Windows 8.