Many PC users use Control Panel to access various admin tools and settings such as Device Manager and User Accounts. While there are a couple of ways out there to launch Control Panel in Windows 10, most users prefer opening Control Panel by clicking the Start menu and then clicking Control Panel on the right-side of the Start menu.
Since Start menu in Windows 10 is different from the familiar Start menu of Windows 7 or Vista, and the fact that Control Panel isn’t located on the Start menu with default settings, many users are finding it difficult to open the Control Panel in Windows 10.
Even though one can type Control Panel in the Start menu search box and then press enter or right-click on the Start button and then click Control Panel to open the same, you might want to place the Control Panel on your Start menu in Windows 10.
If you want to pin Control Panel tile to the right-side of the Start menu, just like in the above picture, complete the instructions mentioned in Method 1. And instead, if you want to pin Control Panel to the left-side of the Start menu, just below your user name, please follow the instructions mentioned in Method 2.
Pin Control Panel tile to the right-side of the Start menu
Step 1: Open Start menu, type Control Panel in the search box to see Control Panel in the search result.
Step 2: Right-click on the Control Panel and then click Pin to Start option to add Control Panel tile to the right-side of the Start screen.
Update: This method DOESN’T Work on the final version (RTM) of Windows 10. So please use the above method.
Pin Control Panel to the left-side of the Start menu
Step 1: Right-click on the empty area of Taskbar and then click Properties. This will open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties.
Step 2: Click on the Start Menu tab (see picture) and then click Customize button to open Customize Start Menu dialog.
Step 3: Here, under Pin to Start list, select Control Panel, click OK button and then click Apply button to pin Control Panel to the left-side of the Start menu. That’s it!
As you might have observed, you can also pin various other items such as Homegroup, Videos, Downloads and Network to the Start menu. To remove a pinned item from the Start menu, right-click on it and then click Remove from this list option.