Believe that it’s easy for most people to open Control Panel in a previous version of Windows. However, the latest Windows 10 tweaks on many aspects and many people may have no idea where to find Control Panel. Whether or not you’re using Windows 10, now let’s learn more ways to access Control Panel in Windows 10.

Two major options to access Control Panel in Windows 10

Option 1: Access Control Panel in Windows 10 from Start menu

Step 1: Press Win key on your keyboard, or click Win icon in the lower left corner on Windows 10 desktop to bring out Start menu. Then select All apps.

All apps

Step 2: All apps are categorized by capital letter. In W category, expand Windows System folder and select Control Panel so that you can immediately access Control Panel.

Windows System folder

Alternative: You also can expand Windows PowerShell folder and select Windows PowerShell.

Open Windows PowerShell

Then type control panel and hit Enter so that you also can access to Control Panel.

Type Control Panel

In addition: You also can type control panel in the search box on Windows 10 desktop. Then Control Panel app will show up in the search results. Double click it to access to Control Panel.

Search Control Panel

Option 2: Access Control Panel in Windows 10 by key combination

You have five ways.

Way 1: Simultaneously press Win key and U key on your keyboard to open Ease of Access Center. Click Control Panel Home link so that you can get to Control Panel.

Control Panel Home

Way 2: Press Win + X keys and then use your mouse or the up/down arrow key on your keyboard to select Control Panel.

win-x-keys

Way 3: Press Win + R key combination to bring out Run dialog box. Type control panel and hit Enter. After a few seconds, Control Panel opens.

Run Control Panel

Way 4: Still open Run dialog. Then type cmd and hit Enter to open Command Prompt. Then type control panel and hit Enter key so that you can access Control Panel.

Run control panel in cmd.exe

Way 5: Press Win + I key combination to open Settings panel in Windows 10. Type control panel in the “Find a setting” box. Then Control Panel shows in the search results. Click Control Panel so that you can access Control Panel.

Search Control Panel in settings

Tips: Adding Control Panel to your Windows 10 Start menu or taskbar makes it more convenient for you to access Control Panel next time. Just right click Control Panel in the Start menu and select Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar.

Pin Control Panel to Start or Taksbar

Then Control Panel will show up in Start and taskbar.

Control Panel shows in Start and Taskbar