4 Ways to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10 that you can try

4 Ways to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10 that you can try

Geekers - control panels? Of course you are already familiar with this one feature. The control panel is a menu on the Windows OS that is used to view and manipulate basic system settings. Through the control panel, you can control user accounts, add hardware, manage power consumption, uninstall applications, and so on.


So, in this article, I will explain how to easily open the control panel in Windows 10.



Windows 10 is increasingly popular and has many users, maybe you are one of them. Windows 10 itself was just released in April 2015 and can be said to be a combination of Windows 7 and 8 versions accompanied by new features.


4 Ways to Open Control Panel in Windows 10


So, for those of you who are new to Windows 10, here are 4 ways to open the control panel that you may not know.


List of contents


   * 4 Ways to Open Control Panel in Windows 10

   + 1. Using Search and Cortana

   + 2. Using the Power User Menu

   + 3. Using Windows Run

   + 4. Using Command Prompt


1. Using Search and Cortana


The easiest first way to open the control panel in Windows 10 is to use the search and cortana features. Cortana is a voice-based virtual assistant created by Microsoft. In this feature, you can use Voice Command by saying "Open Control Panel" as shown below.


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Meanwhile, in the search feature, you can simply type Control Panel manually in the search dialog box.


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2. Using the Power User Menu


The Power User Menu allows you to access various settings such as Control Panel, Command Prompt (administrator), File Explorer and so on. The question is how to access the power user menu?


To access it, point your mouse to the lower left corner, then right-click on the Start button, the Power User Menu will appear, then select Control Panel as shown below.


control panel via power user control panel via power user



Or you can also use the keyboard shortcut by pressing Windows key + X on the keyboard.


3. Using Windows Run


Apart from the two methods above, you can use Windows Run to open the control panel. How to open Windows Run is by pressing the Windows key + R on the keyboard then typing Control Panel and clicking OK or Enter as shown below.


control panel via windows run control panel via windows run


4. Using the Command Prompt


The last way is to use the Command Prompt. First, you must open the command prompt first, whether you are an administrator or not. To open a command prompt, you can go through the search feature, Cortana, Power User Menu or Windows Run. Of all these ways, choose the easiest way in your opinion.


Well, after the command prompt is opened. Type the Control Panel command as shown below.

Command Prompt that is not an administrator Command Prompt that is not an administrator


Command Prompt that is not an administrator

Command Prompt as administrator Command Prompt as administrator


Command Prompt as administrator


In addition, if you want to open Command Prompt as Administrator then you should access it through the Power User Menu because it will make it easier for you, as shown below:


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So, that's all for the discussion this time about 4 ways to open the control panel in Windows 10. Hopefully this is useful and good luck. If you have a question, you can submit it in the comments column provided.



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