There are various ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10. Here we have rounded up 8 fastest methods to help you access it in Microsoft’s newest opearting system. Let’s check out now!

Method 1: Open Control Panel in the Start menu

Step 1: Launch the Start menu
Step 2: Type Control Panel in the search box and click on it

Method 2: Pin Control Panel to the Taskbar/the Start menu

Step 1: Open the Start menu
Step 2: Search for Control Panel
Step 3: Right-click on the Control Panel search result and tap Pin to Start/Pin to taskbar in the contextual menu. Now, the Control Panel shortcut is pinned to the taskbar/the Start menu, so you can use it at any time.

You can pin Control Panel to Taskbar for quick access in Windows 10.

Method 3: Use the Run window

Step 1: Launch the Run window by pressing Windows + R on your keyboard
Step 2: Type Control Panel and hit Enter/OK. Now, Control Panel is now started.

Method 4: Open Control Panel from the Quick Access Menu

Step 1: Open the Quick Access Menu by pressing Windows+X or right-clicking the lower-left corner
Step 2: Select Control Panel in it

Method 5: Access Control Panel from the File Explorer

Step 1: Click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar
Step 2: Choose Desktop
Step 3: Double-tap Control Panel

Method 6: Use Command Prompt

Step 1: Launch the Start Menu and type cmd in the search box
Step 2: Click Command Prompt to open it
Step 3: In the Command Prompt window, type Control Panel and hit Enter

Method 7: Add the Desktop Toolbar to the Taskbar

Step 1: Right-click the taskbar and click Toolbars followed by Desktop
Step 2: Now the Desktop toolbar is added to the taskbar. Click on it
Step 3: Press Control Panel to open a menu with all its shortcuts

Method 8: Use Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Click the Start button and choose Windows PowerShell to open it
Step 2: In the Windows PowerShell window, type Control Panel and press Enter