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

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 on 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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Summary 

 
In this article, we learned about the Add Old Control Panel to the Metro Start Screen in Windows 8.