As Microsoft Windows evolved from Windows XP to Windows 10, many features look different but somehow familiar elements survived. One of it is the Control Panel, which is used to view and change system settings such as System and Security, Network and Internet settings, and many more. However, Control Panel interfaces on every version varies.

Having trouble looking for the Control Panel in Windows 10? This tutorial shows 3 simple ways to open the Control Panel in Windows 10.

From Search Box

This is one of the easiest ways to find the Control Panel. Down on the Search Field, you can just type "Control Panel" (or Click the Start button or press the Windows key, then type “Control Panel").

The Control Panel application will then show up.

Search Control Panel

Launch the application and this will get you up to the Control Panel window.

Control Panel Window

From Run Dialog

The Run dialog box provides an easy way to open the Control Panel in Windows 10. On the search field, you can type "Run", then launch the application. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.

Search Run

Type in the name "Control Panel" and press Enter.

Open Control Panel

Once entered, this will get you up to the Control Panel window.

From PowerShell/CMD

The Windows PowerShell is a tool from Microsoft used to automate any task in the Windows ecosystem, consisting of a command-line shell. On the search field, type in "Windows PowerShell".

Search Windows PowerShell

Launch the application.

Type in "Control Panel" and hit Enter.

Enter Control Panel

Once entered, the Control Panel window will then pops out.

The same command will work from CMD as well.


That's it! In this tutorial, you've learned the three simple ways to find and launch Control Panel in Windows 10. I hope this was useful. To see more great tutorials like this one, continue visiting on this website.