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Add Old Control Panel to the Metro Start Screen in Windows 8

Posted by Aman Singhal Articles | Windows 8 September 03, 2012
This article explains how to add the old Control Panel to the Metro start screen in Windows 8.
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Introduction

In this article we explain how to add the old Control Panel to the Metro start screen in Windows 8. Windows 8 provides many features but when we need to access the Control Panel in Windows 8, when we have to go through all the new Metro Control Panel, sometimes it is a very difficult process. 

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Some steps to add old control panel

Step 1

To create a shortcut, first we right-click on the desktop and go to the new text and then click the shortcut.

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Step 2

After this process, a shortcut page opens in the desktop.

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Step 3

Type the following code in the location of the item:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}

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Step 4

We click the next button in the create shortcut page, then open the shortcut name page.

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Step 5

Now we need to give our new shortcut a name, and click Finish.

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Step 6

After this process, we will see a new shortcut Control Panel on the desktop. Then we right-click on the shortcut menu and select properties.

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Step 7

Then open the Control Panel properties dialog box and click the change icon button:

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Step 8

When we click the change icon button then open the change icon page.

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Step 9

Paste the following code into the textbox:

%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

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Step 10

After this process we select the Control Panel icon on the change icon and click ok. Then right-click on the new shortcut Control Panel and select "pin to start" from the menu.

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Step 11

Finally we are done with this process and we start screen from Windows 8.


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