Windows 10 Control Panel or Settings

Dear Computer Lady,

You give easy-to-understand instructions in your answers to all us folks whom you help. Thanks.

My question: When I search the start menu for ‘control panel’, the ‘old-style’ control panel display comes up (too many choices).

How do I get back to the control panel display that installed with windows 10?

Thanks a bunch, Jan T.

Dear Jan,

Windows 10 has named the newer version of the control panel, “Windows Settings”

You can access it by clicking on the start button, then click on the little gear icon just above the power icon.

The gear icon will open a window named “Windows Settings” that is made for Windows 10, unlike the old Control Panel.



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